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Thomas Gibson Suspended From 'Criminal Minds' After Reportedly Kicking a Writer: 'There Were Creative Differences'

by Desiree Murphy 10:30 AM PDT, August 11, 2016
Playing Thomas Gibson Suspended From 'Criminal Minds' After Reportedly Kicking a Writer: 'There Were Creative Differences'

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.

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"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.

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"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.

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