More drama seems to be happening on the set of “Criminal Minds” rather than on screen. Actor Shemar Moore, who exited the CBS series last season, took to Instagram on Friday to post a cryptic video for fans.
“A 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,” he says in a video, which has since been deleted from his account.
Moore goes on to say that “good things happen to good people,” and to “treat people how you expect them to treat you.” His message comes amid a win in court against a “Criminal Minds” guest star who stole $60,000 from him, and the firing of his former co-star, Thomas Gibson.
According to reports, actor Keith Tisdell, who appeared on the CBS crime drama in two episodes, stole more than $60,000 from Moore, who portrayed lead Derek Morgan for 11 seasons. Tisdell allegedly befriended Moore during his guest stint, and began working for Moore’s Baby Girl LLC charity, an organization that raises money for multiple sclerosis. The Los Angeles Times reports that Tisdell was arrested for embezzlement in January, and that a judge ordered him to repay Moore $61,084 on Wednesday.
“I’ve done a lot for him because he had me, my friends fooled,” Moore told the judge. “I’m not here for money. I’m here because he betrayed a friendship. This is not OK. You don’t do this to people.”
While Moore battled Tisdell in court, his former co-star Thomas Gibson was facing his own battle. TMZ broke the news on Thursday that the “Criminal Minds” star was suspended from set after an altercation with a writer. Gibson, who portrayed BAU Unit Chief Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner since the show’s premiere in 2005, allegedly kicked a show writer after getting into a “creative dispute” with him. Gibson was officially fired from “Criminal Minds” on Friday.
“Criminal Minds” Season 12 premieres on CBS on Sept. 28.