Former “Criminal Minds” star Thomas Gibson is enlisting the services of a lawyer in the wake of last week’s firing.
The actor — who was booted from the CBS crime series after allegedly kicking a writer — has hired the Miller Barondess law firm to evaluate whether he should file a lawsuit against the show’s execs, Us Weekly reports.
Gibson, 54, had starred as Special Agent Aaron Hotchner on the acclaimed series since 2005 before his sudden ousting last Friday.
The incident that led to his firing occurred a few weeks ago when Gibson, who was acting and directing a scene on the show, got into an argument with one of the writers, according to TMZ.
The squabble reportedly escalated to the point that Gibson kicked the writer in the leg, originally leading to a two-week suspension.
But shortly after the ban came down, Gibson was let go by the network.
“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,” executives at ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios announced in a statement.
Gibson had starred on the CBS crime series since 2005.
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Gibson is yet to publicly comment on the firing, though he did express regret for the incident after his suspension was announced.
“There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement. I regret that it occurred,” Gibson said in a statement to the Daily News last week. “We all want to work together as a team to make the best show possible. We always have and we always will.”
Meanwhile, the actor’s co-star for the past 11 years, Shemar Moore, cryptically posted, then deleted am Instagram video about karma, though it’s unclear if it was in reference to Gibson’s firing.
“Lot of birdies chirping out there; the gossip is real,” Moore said in the clip, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
It’s not the first time Gibson has been involved in a physical altercation on set, as he allegedly shoved a “Criminal Minds” assistant director and was forced to take anger management classes in 2010.