Gibson was fired from the show last month following a physical altercation with one of the show's writers. ABC initially suspended Gibson pending a review but later decided to terminate his contract on the show. He had starred on the series for 12 seasons since it premiered in 2005.
The actor is now telling his side of the story. revealing how it all started during a meeting with writer/producer Virgil Williams about shooting a scene for an episode of the upcoming season 12 of the show. Gibson said that he informed Williams that a line in the script contradicted an earlier line only to be told by Williams that the line was necessary and that it was going to be kept in.
Gibson said that he was later telling his castmates about meeting with Williams when the writer entered the room.
"He came into that room and started coming towards me. As he brushed past me, my foot came up and tapped him on the leg," Gibson said. "If I hadn't moved, he would have run into me. We had some choice words, for which I apologized the next day, and that was it. It was over. We shot the scene, I went home – and I never got to go back."
"It seems like they're trying to erase me from the show. That hurts. But I'm using this time to be with my kids, and I look forward to what's next," he says. "Maybe I'll do a comedy, or a play, or direct, or produce."