This Criminal Minds Actor Was Just Fired

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Will Hotch die or is he going to be recast? This is the question running through the minds of many Criminal Minds fans right now.

Thomas Gibson, the long time actor who plays # on Criminal Minds, has been fired from the CBS crime drama. Gibson had allegedly assaulted writer-producer Virgil Williams during a heated dispute.

Shamar Moore, who portrayed beloved FBI agent Derek Morgan, released a video on Instagram shortly after. The video had been deleted but he said, “Lot of birdies chirping out there; the gossip is real,” Moore said. “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. … 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.”

Gibson isn’t leaving without a fight though. He has recently retained Louis “Skip” Miller and Alexander Frid and could be on his way to a lawsuit against Criminal Minds producers ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios.

“Our firm is representing Mr. Gibson,” Miller confirmed to Deadline this past weekend.