'Criminal Minds' Star Thomas Gibson Fired For Allegedly Kicking Producer

Playing Why 'Criminal Minds' Star Thomas Gibson Was Fired From The Hit TV Show

After 12 years starring in CBS' hit drama Criminal Minds, star Thomas Gibson has been fired after allegedly kicking a producer during an on-set altercation.

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Gibson has been on the show since it began in 2005. He played criminal profiler Aaron Hotchner.

In a statement, CBS TV Studios and ABC Studios said: “Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from ‘Criminal Minds.' Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”

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Gibson said in a statement: "There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement. I regret that it occurred."

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