There’s a chance that Thomas Gibson might be going after “Criminal Minds.”
The actor was fired from the show on Friday after news broke that he kicked one of the show’s writers and got into an altercation with one of the producers.
E! News has now confirmed that Gibson has hired Los Angeles-based Skip Miller’s law firm, Miller Barondess, to pursue a case against the show.
After news of his termination broke, Gibson released a statement to fans.
“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,” Gibson said in the statement. “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.”
Rumors started circulating about a rift on-set after co-star Shemar Moore took to Instagram in a since-deleted post that got everyone talking.
“Lot of birdies chirping out there — the gossip is real. I hear it, I see it. I’m sure a lot of you do too, so I’ll just say this: I believe in karma. Good things happen to good people. Honest people. Hard-working people. Humble people. People who believe in basic goodness,” Moore said, never mentioning anyone by name.
He continues, “Good things will happen to you. Treat people how you expect them to treat you. Celebrate yourself and celebrate your blessings, as you should, but just know that you’re not better than anybody.”
Moore is also involved in some drama of his own. He is currently pursuing legal action against “Criminal Minds” guest actor Keith Tisdell, claiming that Tisdell owes him $60,000. The two reached a settlement on Friday, and in order to avoid jail time, Tisdell will pay Moore $61,084.
Maybe they can borrow some of this real-life drama for a storyline on the show.