Shemar Moore Releases New Statement Regarding Thomas Gibson's Firing

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US Weekly reports Shemar Moore spoke to paparazzo about his former Criminal Minds co-star, "I wish Thomas nothing but the best," on Tuesday, August 16.

Gibson 54, a crucial part of the show for 12 years, was fired after a physical altercation with writer, Virgil Williams, allegedly kicking him in the leg. The long time actor who had played Aaron Hotchner on the series since 2005 released this statement to the press, 

"I love Criminal Minds and have put my heart and soul into it for the last 12 years. I had hoped to see it through to the end, but that won’t be possible now," he said. "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."

Gibson has hired litigator Miller Barondess from Skip Miller's law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit following his firing. 

Moore also talks about a recent, now-deleted video he posted on his Instagram shortly after Gibson was let go.  

Regardless of anything else, we're all very intrigued to see what happens on the show!

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