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Criminal Minds' Thomas Gibson Shares His Version of Story After Allegedly Kicking Writer

Criminal Minds' Thomas Gibson Shares His Version of Story After Allegedly Kicking Writer

Thomas Gibson is speaking out with his side of the story after being fired from Criminal Minds for allegedly kicking writer-producer Virgil Williams.

“I feel like it took years to make a good reputation and a minute to damage it,” the 54-year-old actor told People. “We were shooting a scene late one night when I went to Virgil and told him there was a line that I thought contradicted an earlier line. He said, ‘Sorry, it’s necessary, and I absolutely have to have it.’”

Later, Thomas said he was sharing what Virgil said with some other actors.

“He came into that room and started coming towards me. As he brushed past me, my foot came up and tapped him on the leg. If I hadn’t moved, he would have run into me. We had some choice words, for which I apologized the next day, and that was it. It was over. We shot the scene, I went home – and I never got to go back,” Thomas said.

“My pride and reputation are hurt, but in the end I know the good work is what people will remember. I just need more opportunities to do good work and be a good guy,” Thomas added.

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  • suzybel

    Well if it happened in a room full of other people, where are the witnesses? If it was an accident and it was not a full on kick, why hasn’t anyone come forward?