Criminal Minds fans were shocked over the weekend by news that Thomas Gibson aka Aaron Hotchner had been fired.
An on-set altercation reportedly led to his permanent dismissal from the show, which he has starred in since 2005. Thomas was initially silent in the days following the announcement, but he has now joined Twitter to share his thoughts and feelings with his fans.
“I wish I could thank each of you for your friendship & support. I love "Criminal Minds," & I'm disappointed by what's happened,” he tweeted.
Although the Twitter account has not been verified, Thomas confirmed on Instagram that it was definitely him.
He also posted a picture of himself with his dog and wrote, “Hazel and I both looking forward to what's down the road...”
According to People, Thomas has obtained legal representation and is exploring his options following his dismissal.