Is it just me, or does Thomas Gibson's side of the story of his getting fired from Criminal Minds just not make a lot of sense?
Gibson is speaking out after being suspended and ultimately fired over an alleged physical altercation that occurred on set. The other party involved was writer-producer Virgil Williams.
"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," Gibson said. "He said, 'Sorry, it's necessary, and I absolutely have to have it.'"
Gibson then claimed he returned to set and was talking to castmates when Williams walked by.
"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," Gibson said. "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."
That story doesn't really sit well with me. For one thing, Gibson was in a leading role on the show for 11 years. You don't get fired from a position like that for accidentally tapping someone's leg with your foot. Sorry not sorry.
There's also the report that says Gibson was accused of getting physical with someone on the show's staff prior to this incident. It sounds like he has a history, and that doesn't make him look good.
But hey, none of us was there, and maybe this is actually a case of Gibson getting jilted by Criminal Minds' producers.
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