The TL;DR version of Thomas Gibson’s side is basically: I DIDN’T KICK HIM! HIS LEG RAN INTO MY FOOT!
Thomas Gibson’s contract with Criminal Minds was declared null and void last month and he was immediately fired after he allegedly kicked writer-producer Virgil Williams during an on-set fight. It reportedly wasn’t the first time that Thomas acted a wreck during a fight with a co-worker. He allegedly pushed assistant director Ian Woolf during a fight in 2010. Thomas hired lawyers and has been thinking of suing CBS and ABC Studios for wrongly firing him. Thomas was reportedly going to argue that he kicked Virgil in self-defense, but he told a different story to People. Thomas told his side and parts of his side sound like they’re covered in a layer of shit out of a bull’s culo.
I’m very thankful to Michael for a lot of things. Giving me a job, not firing me when I asked what Phoebe Price’s actual job was, etc. But I’m most recently thankful that when he wrote about Thomas Gibson’s suspension from Criminal Minds for kicking a producer, he ended it with that legendary hot tub video. I had totally forgotten about the time Thomas Gibson was catfished on Twitter three years ago. I knew he was married at the time, but I wasn’t sure if he still was, because recording a video that belongs in the Cringeworthy Hall of Fame would have lead to a divorce, right? Well, a quick internet search a few weeks ago showed that Thomas Gibson was still with his wife of 23 years, Christine Gibson. As it turns out, my divorce intuition was sort-of right.
Three days after he was permanently escorted off the set of Criminal Minds by CBS’s strongest-shinned security guard for kicking an executive producer, Thomas Gibson has lawyered up. Watch out, CBS – you’re about to get a roundhouse kick to the balls courtesy of disgruntled former employee Thomas Gibson! Of course by “roundhouse kick“, I mean “threat of a lawsuit“, and by “balls“, I mean “HR department.” Although this is Thomas Gibson we’re talking about, so there’s still a good chance this could end with him literally kicking someone.
Thomas Gibson was suspended from his job and written out of two episodes of Criminal Minds after he allegedly kicked executive producer Virgil Williams during a fight about creative differences, or whatever. It reportedly wasn’t the first time that Thomas lost it on a co-worker. He allegedly pushed a different producer a few years ago. During Thomas’ suspension, the producers were trying to figure out what to do with his messy ass, and I guess they decided that since they don’t work at a pre-school, they shouldn’t have to deal with an asshole 3-year-old shit head trapped in the body of a slightly passable Eric McCormack impersonator. They have kicked Thomas Gibson to the back of the unemployment line.
Criminal Minds is going to go on forever, because the world will always have moms in it, and our moms will always need a show to have on in the background as they spend 45 minutes trying to unwrap a butterscotch candy. My mom is going to get me for that one. She doesn’t watch Criminal Minds! It comes on as the same time as Castle re-runs on TNT, so she watches that while unwrapping a sugar-free butterscotch candy, thankyouverymuch. But that’s besides the point. The point is that new episodes of Criminal Minds will play on TV screens until the end of time and Thomas Gibson, also from Dharma & Greg and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, had a sure thing going until he screwed it up by allegedly kicking a producer. Oh, that ThoMESS Gibson stays messy.