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‘Criminal Minds’ Actor Kicks Himself Off The Show

criminal minds actor Thomas Gibson face-palms in front of police lights and a kicking man's silhouetteAs it turns out, one of the actors from popular CBS show Criminal Minds had something of a mildly criminal mind himself. And now that criminal mind — 54-year-old Thomas Gibson, who portrayed main character Aaron Hotchner — has been officially kicked off the show. His crime? Kicking someone in the leg.

The only real fatality from the violent episode is Aaron Hotchner. whose destiny in the Criminal Minds universe is to be determined. According to an official statement by CBS and ABC studios, “Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds. Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”

As of yet, there’s no final word on who exactly Gibson kicked. Word on the street is that his victim was a writer — specifically the writer of the episode being filmed at the time. But although we may never know who got kicked, or how painful that kick was, we do know one thing: somewhere between rearing his leg back and pivoting it forward in a kicking motion, Thomas Gibson crossed a line.

How does he feel about the whole ordeal? Sad but pretty resigned, if his statement to USA TODAY is any indication:

“I love Criminal Minds and have put my heart and soul into it for the last twelve 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.”

All in all, not a terribly dramatic incident on the surface — but the consequences, nonetheless, were quite dramatic. Criminal assault is against the law in… all the states. Even though “kicking” doesn’t sound like much in a world where death and destruction are daily news stories, it’s definitely still grounds for a lawsuit. Criminal assaults are physical attacks or attempts at physical attacks, two categories in which “kicking” snugly resides.

At Turner Law Offices, P.C., our team of attorneys has years of experience working with clients across a wide range of criminal cases, many of which involved assault charges. If you or a loved one is the victim of an assault or accused of committing an assault, you certainly have the right to take the case to court. The most effective course of action when pursuing or defending against charges is always to seek trustworthy legal representation, so don’t wait! Call today, or go online to set up your free initial consultation, and meet with a skilled lawyer who’s ready and waiting to guide you toward the justice you deserve.

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