“Criminal Minds” star Shemar Moore has a new message to Thomas Gibson after his former co-star was fired from the hit CBS show. Previously, he sent out a cryptic video the same time Gibson was let go and said it was “karma.” It seemed really shady at the time, but now Moore is apparently on good terms with his former colleague.
“I wish Thomas nothing but the best,” Moore, 46, told a paparazzo Tuesday, according to Us Weekly.
Moore denied that his “karma” video was about Gibson’s dismissal. “They spun that all wrong,” he told the paparazzo via Entertainment Tonight Online, citing he was recently robbed. “It could've been [about] the guy from the lawsuit. But mostly it's about life.”
Gibson, 54, was cut from “Criminal Minds” after he allegedly kicked a writer. “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,” he said in a statement to Us Weekly Thursday. “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.”
Gibson played BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) Special Agent and Unit Chief Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner on the crime series. It’s unclear how his character will be written off the show in Season 12.
Moore, who played FBI Agent and BAU team member Derek Morgan, left the show in March, but his character wasn’t killed off. There’s a chance he could return.
Moore left because he needed some time for himself. “I need balance in my life,” Moore told TVLine at the time. “I love what I do for a living, I love it from ‘Action’ to ‘Cut,’ but I also want to walk my dogs, travel, get married, have kids. I want balance, and it’s hard to do with the schedule that we have.”
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