“Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds,” ABC Studios and CBS Studios released in a statement to reporters. “Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”
Gibson released a statement Friday, representing his side of the story:
I love “Criminal Minds” and have put my heart and soul into it for the last twelve years. I had hoped to see it through to the end, but that won’t be possible now. 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.
Deadline reports that Gibson’s character, BAU Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, will be written off the show.