‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Defends Refusing to Film in Texas Over Abortion Law

‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Defends Refusing to Film in Texas Over Abortion Law
David Simon, creator of acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” and “The Deuce,” has defended his decision not to film his latest series in Texas because of the state’s controversial abortion law.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Simon asserted, “This is not a political decision for us; we can’t ethically ask any female cast/crew to relocate to any state that requires them to forgo civil liberties. The end.”

That tweet came two days after Simon announced on Twitter that he was looking into alternative filming locations for his as-yet-unannounced upcoming series.

“As an employer, this is beyond politics,” Simon wrote on Monday. “I’m turning in scripts next month on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas, but I can’t and won’t ask female cast/crew to forgo civil liberties to film there. What else looks like Dallas/Ft. Worth?”

That announcement was met
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