Thomas Gibson Suspended From 'Criminal Minds' After Reportedly Kicking a Writer: 'There Were Creative Differen
By Desiree Murphy
Thomas Gibson has been suspended from Criminal Minds.
The 54-year-old actor, who portrays Aaron Hotchner on the hit CBS crime drama, was temporarily removed from set after he allegedly kicked a writer in the leg while filming a scene a few weeks ago, TMZ reports.
"There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement," Gibson explained to ET in a statement on Thursday. "I regret that it occurred."
"We all want to work together as a team to make the best show possible," he continued. "We always have and we always will."
Back in March, Gibson's Criminal Minds co-star, Shemar Moore, spoke to ET about his surprise exit from the show, as he officially said goodbye to his beloved role as FBI agent Derek Morgan after 11 seasons.
"I'm not leaving to go be a big star and try to make a lot of money," the 45-year-old actor revealed. "I mean, all that stuff is a part of the business and part of the journey and the dream, [but] right now I'm just leaving to take a breath."
"There's things I want to do," he continued. "I want to travel. I want to walk my dogs more." Hear more in the video below.