Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from the CBS drama ‘Criminal Minds’ after a psychical altercation with a crew member last month.
ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios, which produce the series, announced his dismissal in a joint statement. Gibson himself issued a statement to TMZ on Thursday, before his dismissal was officially announced.
“There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement. I regret that it occurred,” Gibson said in his statement.
The actor had been working on the TV-show since its first season in 2005. “I love Criminal Minds and have put my heart and soul into it for the last twelve years,” Gibson added. “I had hoped to see it through to the end, but that won’t be possible now, I would just like to say thank you to the writers, producers, actors, our amazing crew, and, most importantly, the best fans that a show could ever hope to have.”
It isn’t the first time Gibson has shown his aggressive side. A few years ago he was ordered to anger management classes after striking someone else on the show.
Gibson’s character Aaron Hotchner will be written out of the show. How that’s going happen will be announced at a later date, the studios said.
The new Criminal Minds season is scheduled to air September 28.