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Former 'Criminal Minds' star Thomas Gibson reportedly hires lawyer over firing

Actor Thomas Gibson who stars in the television series 'Criminal Minds' poses during a photocall at the 51st Monte Carlo television festival in Monaco June 8, 2011.

Actor Thomas Gibson who stars in the television series 'Criminal Minds' poses during a photocall at the 51st Monte Carlo television festival in Monaco June 8, 2011.  (Reuters)

Thomas Gibson has retained legal services to possibly pursue a lawsuit over his firing from "Criminal Minds" last week, ET has learned.

Skip Miller of Los Angeles-based law firm Miller Barondess confirmed to ET that his firm is representing Gibson.

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The action comes after the 54-year-old actor was let go from the show following an incident which allegedly involved Gibson kicking a writer in the leg during an on-set disagreement.

Gibson issued a statement in response to the firing on Friday.

"I love 'Criminal Minds' and have put my heart and soul into it for the last twelve years," he said. "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."

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The actor played FBI agent Aaron Hotchner on the CBS crime series since its debut in 2005.