*After taking to video following the firing of “Criminal Minds” star Thomas Gibson and proclaiming to his followers, “I believe in karma,” Shemar Moore is now claiming those words were not about the firing of his former co-star.
“No, they spun that all wrong,” Moore told a Splash News pap who caught him heading to the gym.
When asked if he was friends with Gibson, Moore simply replied, “I wish Thomas nothing but the best.”
As previously reported, Moore and Gibson have had issues for years, with the latter often rankled by Moore’s reported on-set tardiness. His CPT became so rampant that one year Moore bought the cast and crew watches as an inside joke, according to The Wrap.
In his since-deleted IG video posted Friday, Moore said: “Lotta birdies chirping out there — the gossip is real. 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; honest people, hard-working people, humble people — people who believe in basic goodness. People who believe in themselves. People who believe in others.”
Moore was asked if he would consider returning to the CBS drama now that Gibson is gone.
“They didn’t kill me,” Moore answered. “I always say, ‘The elevator doors closed. They can always open again.’”
Watch below, courtesy of ET:
Gibson was initially suspended for two weeks after kicking writer-producer Virgil Williams in the leg during a dispute. A day later, the actor-director was fired.