Thomas Gibson: Disappointed by Firing, Plotting Revenge?

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Thomas Gibson has once again spoken out on his Criminal Minds firing.

Thomas Gibson Photograph

As has been well-documented by now, the veteran actor got into a heated confrontation with a writer on set a few weeks ago.

The writer's name is Virgil Williams and he had written an episode that Gibson was directing at the time.

An argument over creative differences ensued... Williams got in Gibson's face... and the actor behind BAU agent Aaron Hotchner responded by kicking Williams in the shins.

Gibson subsequently got suspended, and then got fired a day after this suspension news was made public.

The star, who had been a mainstay on Criminal Minds since 2005, released a statement soon after that read as follows:

“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.

"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."

And now Gibson has spoken out again.

Via Twitter, he's gone ahead and thanked his fans for their support, while also expressing sadness that he's no longer a Criminal Minds cast member.

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Wrote Gibson on Wednesday afternoon:

"I wish I could thank each of you for your friendship & support. I love "Criminal Minds," & I'm disappointed by what's happened #ThomasGibson."

You don't see someone hashtag themselves very often, do you?

The actor added:

"I'm here on #Twitter so we can stay connected in the days to come, and talk directly with each other. #ThomasGibson."

Yes, that is pretty much the point of Twitter.

He concluded this message by once again showing a lot of gratitude:

"The support you show means the world to me and my family. This is not an ending, but a beginning as well. Thank you all. #ThomasGibson."

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There's been talk, meanwhile, that Gibson may sue the studios behind Criminal Minds.

He has met with an attorney to discuss the idea that his firing was unjust.

According to TMZ, Gibson may focus on the supposed victim as a basis to prove this allegation.

Williams formerly worked on NBC's ER.

Back in 2006, he reportedly went nuts when a female production assistance tried to take his managerial spot on the show’s softball team.

Sources say he called the woman into his office and threatened both her career and her life if she dared to make such a move.

Nothing turned physical, but Williams was ordered to attend anger management classes.

Here is a selfie of Gibson and Williams on set from back in the day:

Virgil Williams

Williams has supposedly learned his lesson and had not been involved in any kind of on-set disputes until this one with Gibson.

The actor may try to argue in court that he was provoked and only acted in self-defense, even though many onlookers have said that Gibson was the one who got physical in his heated exchange with Williams.

Virgil was not punished for the dustup.

It's hard to say what will happen, except to say this:

We have NOT heard the last from Thomas Gibson.

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