Brace yourselves, this might be the most hilariously embarrassing video we've ever seen -- sent by "Criminal Minds" star Thomas Gibson to a random stranger on the Internet ... after he got catfished hook, line, and sinker.Here's the full story: a woman contacted Gibson on Twitter roughly two years ago, using a photo of a scantily clad woman, and told Gibson she was a huge fan. Gibson took the bait.
The woman -- who refused to tell us her age or name -- is from North Dakota. She says she carried on a 2-year relationship with Gibson (who's married) exchanging multiple explicit photos and video with him, using images she stole from various pornographic websites (including LoveGisele.com)
The result ... Gibson was smitten. Seriously, you have to watch the video, which he shot around Christmas last year in Utah. It's like the hot tub scene from "Austin Powers."
The woman says she actually developed feelings for Gibson too, and everything was going well until a few months ago, when she got a letter from Gibson's lawyers demanding she cut off contact ... because Gibson had discovered her pics were fake.
Shocker ... she says she hasn't heard from Gibson since. Too bad because the hot tub looked fantastic.
VIDEO AT LINK
I like him, and don't want to see him be humiliated. This is mean and not funny.
Well that was a whole boatload of nothing.
What a dumb fuck.
No sexting, nothing embarrassing.
I actually feel bad for him. He's obviously not happy with his life. He seems depressed.
The "woman" is a total cunt for doing this. Not only did she lie to him, she's obviously trying to make herself look like a victim because she started having feelings for him, and he cut off contact when he finally got a clue. This isn't a woman scorned. This is an a-moral liar. It wasn't enough for her to play on his emotions, then she has to go and expose him and present him as a naive idiot. They obviously know who she is since she was served with documents. I hope they ruin her. People pulling stunts on Twitter and Facebook are going to jail left and right. Hope she's happy.
[quote]On January 6, 2013, Gibson drove through a Los Angeles area closed for a half marathon despite being told to stop by police. Gibson declined to take a breathalyzer test at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. He paid a $15,000 bail and was released on January 7.
Fame and money do not buy happiness. So many people we envy have problems and anxieties we'd never want. Not even for all that money.
Imagine the stupidest shit you have ever done, and then imagine the whole world seeing it and commenting on it.
Sounds cruel. I hope she gets some kind of karmic payback.
Agree it sounds cruel, I dont want to see the link. How fucking juvenile.
I have never really liked the guy, but I feel so bad for him. This is a really shitty thing to do to someone. I hope she is punished.
All of you feeling bad but the man is married.
Serves him right.
I think he was lonely. From what has been said online so far, it seems like it was more about that than some kind of sex fueled fantasy. Somehow that makes me feel worse for him.
No, r11. What this woman did ought to land her in jail. Whatever is going on in his marriage is his business. This woman tricked him, and if that weren't enough, she has to embarrass him even more. He comes across as really sad. This video doesn't show someone who is really just after pussy. He seems lonely.
R11 = Saudi Arabian moral police officer.
Wasn't he arrested recently for drunken behavior?
You would be surprised at how lonely and alienated many celebrities are. I know one who forms online friendships. Looking at him you wouldn't think he would need to. He's very handsome and considered quite the sex symbol. His career has been relatively successful in the medium he's primarily worked in. I'm shocked he hasn't been catfished. When/if it happens to him I won't be surprised.
He has had some online troubles. Mainly it comes from connecting to unstable folks who get worse when he realizes they're unstable and cuts off contact with them. Then they take to IMDb, Twitter, etc. and link to his private Facebook, and he has so have his friends claim that the only Facebook he has is the public one linked to his Twitter. If they have his phone number he has to block them and/or change it. He's playing with fire.
r15 read r5.
[quote]This video doesn't show someone who is really just after pussy. He seems lonely.
I agree. I'm all for laughing at dumb celebrities or entitled stars getting their just deserts -- but this is just sad. There's no fun in it.
R13, so he has no responsibility for his behavior?
WHAT DID HE DO, R19??
This woman and other women like her need to have a knife justed down their fucking cunts. I hate women.
It's not up to everybody else to police his marriage, R19. It's up to him and the spouse he took his vows with. And marriage is no cure all panacea. Being lonely in a relationship is worse than being lonely without one.
So no dick pics?
R21, you are the worst person in this thread, you've far surpassed the catfisher in terms of assholery.
Women deserve knives in their cunts?! What the fuck is wrong with you.
Congratulations on sharing the twisted fantasies of some of histories worst serial killers, ya sick fuck.
If he's uncomfortable with being a celebrity, then get out of the business when the show is done. End of story.
I'm sure he's made quite a bit of money to not have to worry about struggles. And being famous and looking for friends on Facebook and Twitter is dangerous, period.
None of this excuses the woman's behavior, btw.
I don't feel bad for cheaters. If your marriage is miserable, just end it. Isn't that hard. People like this dude just don't have any spine. Maybe this forces him to actually do something about it.
Still waiting to hear about all the sex and cheating.
Oh wait, there was no sex and cheating! He never met her.
Some of you can't read very well.
There was nothing on that tape thatwould lead anyone to beleive he was having an affair with anyone. He could have been talking to himself.
"The woman says she actually developed feelings for Gibson too, and everything was going well until a few months ago, when she got a letter from Gibson's lawyers demanding she cut off contact ... because Gibson had discovered her pics were fake."
Entrapment. He deserves to sue the bitch out of every penny she got for this times ten.
there's a tape with his dick and cum. It will surface....
The woman who carried this on with Thomas is probably a sociopath, so he should not have been surprised that she would do this after the relationship ended. Sociopaths will always try to publicly humiliate a lover who has rejected them.
[quote]Oh wait, there was no sex and cheating! He never met her.
Yeah, well, ask his wife if she feels cheated upon. Ask his kids if they think it's not big deal.
This really is pathetic -- pathetically sad on his part, pathetically cruel on the part of the catfisher.
Sociopath Troll, I'm surprised your "sociopath pinger" hasn't yet sounded a fucking 5-car alarm at the misogynist serial-killer freak at R21 (whom I have reported to the police). Oh wait, let's reserve that diagnosis for a woman involved with a man who was cheating on his wife.
When you leave a voice message, or send a text message or an email or a selfie, you are essentially making that information available to everyone in the world. If you are too stupid to understand this concept, you may suffer the consequences.
Remember Bill O'Reilly and his loofah/falafel voice messages? They cost him millions of dollars. Remember Anthony Weiner and his dick pics? They cost him his political career.
Stupidity is a crime, and Thomas Gibson is being punished for his stupidity.
And how could I forget the insane voice messages of Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin.
There was a fantastic blow-job scene when he played gay in the flick 'Love and Human Remains'
He and his family live very far away from California, and he commutes back and forth to film Criminal Minds.
His bod is to die for, if you have seen him on Criminal Minds lately. He has really bulked up.
R13, if you watched the video, you would know his wife and children were downstairs while he was filming his hot-tub confession to his online girlfriend. If he was lonely, he could have gotten out of the tub and spent some time with his family at Christmas.
From what I remember, he insists his wife and children remain in Texas while he's in California filming. That's a recipe for disaster and a guy wanting to sow some wild oats.
R37, bulked up? He looks anorexic these days.
This is just conjecture on my part but did he do something to piss off the Scientologists? This seems like just the cruel stuff they would do and Jenna may have unwittingly got him in their crosshairs.
[quote]Yeah, well, ask his wife if she feels cheated upon. Ask his kids if they think it's not big deal
[quote]If he was lonely, he could have gotten out of the tub and spent some time with his family at Christmas
Wow, you can certainly spot the fraus on this thread. Clueless fraus that know nothing about men and loneliness.
R21, there's trolling and then there's being a sick fuck. You just leaped over that line.
I find the rest of the story a bit funny, but mostly sad. Both parties clearly have some issues.
"Clueless fraus that know nothing about men and loneliness."
We send our condolences. He's had it so rough.
[quote]Wow, you can certainly spot the fraus on this thread. Clueless fraus that know nothing about men and loneliness.
I'm sure men's loneliness is super deep, and often drives them to try to impress "porn picture" chicks with their hot tubs. Clearly a tortured soul, worthy of my tiniest violin.
Because, you know, gay men are well known for their monogamy.. Ahem.
i think he's hot. however, i can see how his wife will feel betrayed by this. i wonder if he sent her/his online attraction, any nude pics and videos of himself.
Rule #1 about the Internet: If you wouldn't want it on the front page of the New York Times, don't post it online.
Dumbshit at R50, why are you bumping a very active thread?
Showing your genuine personality while lying about your appearance is called catfishing. Showing your actual appearance and showing a fake personality is called dating.
I'd never heard this term "catfished" before. I mean I knew people lied all of the time online about what they look like, but I never knew there was a term for it.
Why is it called "catfished"?
R53 I laughed out loud. Wouldn't be surprised if that becomes an advertising tagline somewhere down the line.
[quote]stars getting their just deserts
Deserts as in "just deserts" isn't the same word as "desserts" as in the last course of a meal, neither of which is the same word as desert (DEZ-ert) as in low-rainfall landscape.
Your just deserts with one s is something you deserve.
Good try though, R39.
R54--It comes from the documentary of the same name:
[quote]Vince, talking with Nev, tells a story. He says that when live cod were shipped to Asia from North America, the fish's inactivity in their tanks resulted in only mushy flesh reaching the destination; but fishermen found that putting catfish in the tanks with the cod kept them active, and thus ensured the quality of the fish. Vince talks of how there are people in everyone's lives who keep us active, always on our toes and always thinking. It is implied that he believes Angela to be such a person.
Kind of random, but the movie was followed by a TV series and the word has stuck.
He looks the hottest I've ever seen him in that video. If his wife is neglecting him in the bedroom, she's nuts.
I thought he was gay all this time. No longer think that, obviously. He is apparently as straight as he is stupid.
Oh well. Are his children old enough to learn of this? I kind of feel sorry for them.
At least he's hot, unlike that hideous Weiner.
I agree R59
I don't think you have to be stupid to be catfished. First of all, it's hard to imagine why anyone would go to all the effort of playing you like that. Secondly, we all get a bit stupid when it comes to romance.
See R40 he is NOT anorexic
He was stupid but he does seem lonely and depressed in those videos. I remember reading something years ago that he was another one who had arguments with Chuck Lorre on a sitcom set. That's a pretty long list though!
[quote] I remember reading something years ago that he was another one who had arguments with Chuck Lorre on a sitcom set.
He must of kissed and made up, because he did do a cameo in 2.5 men
I can't believe that such a high profile person would be so stupid.
[quote].. the misogynist serial-killer freak at [R21] (whom I have reported to the police)
MARY, get a load of Dottie Hinkle at r33.
[quote]I can't believe that such a high profile person would be so stupid.
R66 Yeah it was nothing compared to Charlie Sheen, Brett Butler, Cybill Shepherd etc. but there was some article about it. Mind you this could have been the Enquirer when I think about it. Probably should have mentioned that.
As for this, it shouldn't do him too much damage career wise. I never really got into Criminal Minds but must be getting decent ratings after all these years to keep going.
I didn't hear anything sexual in the video. He's just rambling about nothing, and he seems drunk or high.
I used to do community theatre with him when we were both teens. I was totally in love with him...he was the most beautiful boy I had ever seen. BTW, definitely straight.
I seriously doubt this woman had "feelings" for him. She just wanted to mess with him and then make money by exposing him to the media. I feel the same way about the women Anthony Weiner communicated with online. Those women didn't give two shits about these guys. That said, I don't really feel sorry for the guys, either. Straight guys should be more careful about communicating with all those "hot models" (yeah, right) they meet online. Guys, here's a tip - hot models can get real boyfriends, they don't need fake internet boyfriens. That hottie you are talking to is either a hideous woman, a dude, or someone who wants to get money from TMZ by exposing you.
"I used to do community theatre with him when we were both teens. I was totally in love with him...he was the most beautiful boy I had ever seen. BTW, definitely straight."
Straight teenage boys do community theater?!
He has the typical actor personality (narcissism) - he needs constant stimulation and adulation, and if he doesn't have it at all times, he feels extremely empty. That's why many actors are just not good candidates for marriage.
[quote]From what I remember, he insists his wife and children remain in Texas while he's in California filming. That's a recipe for disaster and a guy wanting to sow some wild oats.
I don't think it's his insistence that keeps his family in San Antonio. It's his wife's hometown and her family is there. But, yes, not a good circumstance at all for any couple let alone when one is involved in the industry. How often do they see each other? Is it all about the kids when the family is together? It's just weird and not healthy for any relationship. I could see how a couple could start feeling alienated from each other.
I don't have any particular feelings good or bad about him though I was disappointed to learn he's a jerk on the CM threads we've had. I do really feel bad for him. Was what he did really cheating? What oats were being sown? He never met the woman. Does a guy who goes online for company spend much time being a Hollywood lothario?
All that being said, I just don't understand how men do stuff like this or send dick pics. This straight woman just doesn't get it.
Has it been revealed who the woman really is?
[quote]The woman -- who refused to tell us her age or name -- is from North Dakota.
R76, this is a read between the lines exercise.
[quote]This straight woman just doesn't get it
He was gorgeous when he played Lily's husband on ATWT many years ago.
i can't watch this. i mean why is this anyone's business? this is just wrong.
The more that I think about it the more I feel sorry for him. Sounds like a typical horny miserable married man looking for some sort of attention; any attention.
That's a tough one, R80. Did you ever look at a topless photo of a celebrity released without his/her consent? Did you ever watch a leaked sex tape?
This is small peanuts compared to those violations.
[quote]Yeah, well, ask his wife if she feels cheated upon. Ask his kids if they think it's not big deal.
I can smell your Frau cunt from a mile away.
So this person catfished him and then told TMZ about it? That's cold.
Note she didn't provide any details about herself beyond her state of residence. Some older, lonely, likely larger woman. Why else would she supply photos from porn sites and not her own? If she sells any more of her story, she's likely to get more heat from his legal team and it wouldn't look to good to her friends, relatives and employers. This was going on for two years and she only did this after his lawyers sent a cease and desist letter? She's done this in retaliation. If she were someone like Weiner's most recent bimbo who used the incident as a springboard into porn, we'd have seen her picture already. Hell hath no fury, etc.
I won't watch it. It's unseemly and serves no purpose except to creepily validate a demented cunt. Another demented cunt.
I'd love to see nude dick pictures or video of Thomas.
"I seriously doubt this woman had "feelings" for him. She just wanted to mess with him "
Actually, this scenario sounds like the best way in the world for a person to work themselves into a state of crushing, destructive, masochistic, unrequited love. The catfisher could easily convince themselves that they are soulmates with their victim, and only the catfisher's appearance is keeping them apart. And I can't imagine how psycho such a person would go, after being unmasked and lawyered at.
If she was just after the money, she would have cashed in a lot sooner. No, she was in it for some emotional reason, power or a stangirl crush.
Wow, he thought he was having an online affair with this hoochie? For realz?
I posted earlier about Thomas having issues with Chuck Lorre. Think that was just some tabloid I read and obviously nothing compared to Chuck's dramas with Charlie/Roseanne/Cybill etc.
I googled it just to check I remembered it right and nothing came up yet, however I found a site that mentioned Thomas and Chuck. It linked to a clip from the 2000 Emmys where Thomas and Jenna Elfman gave out the Supporting Actor in a Comedy award. Sean Hayes won. In the little bit that Jenna and Thomas do before the award they talk about supporting actors overshadowing the leads and that if you are in this category then you have overstepped your mark and are resented by the lead stars. Jenna says to the nominees "if you win, god help you" and Thomas says "if you don't believe us, ask Christine Baranski". I wonder who told him to say that! Definitely scripted and not an ad-lib, I'd say.
Chuck should write a book on all the Roseanne/Charlie/Cybill/Brett Butler dramas. I've heard Cybill can be a diva but compared to the other three is probably the sanest. And in the Moonlighting day I bet Bruce was just as bad given all of his "feuds" down the years.
Back to Chuck I feel all of the women got tarred with the same brush as being difficult and not easy to work with. Then the Charlie implosion happened. Chuck is the common denominator though so would be good to hear his full side on it all. Wonder how long Anna Faris's show with Chuck will last....
People, how can you all be so naive? This is totally from a publicist, they make up fans on the internet and often times even their clients don't know. I am sure this is a smokescreen for something else that his publicist wants to misdirect us from hearing about. The majority of the celebrity stalkers that you hear about are conjured up by PR reps. There are fan sites where PR interns pretend to be celebs to try to encourage would be stalkers so they have fodder for TMZ to keep the public interested. Many of the stalkers you see pictures of are paid actors, or fans that have been goaded into outrageous behavior by publicists. Then when the fan says such and such a celeb contacted them, or led them on, it makes them look crazier, but in fact, someone did goad them on, usually some low life intern at some big PR firm. Believe nothing.
R92 may be a crazy stalker fan, but it isn't his fault. It's the publicist's!
[quote]Chuck should write a book on all the Roseanne/Charlie/Cybill/Brett Butler dramas
didn';t he sign a book deal last year?
Gibson and his wife Christine have been estranged for about two and a half years, about six months before the fake fling started, according to TMZ
"Criminal Minds" star Thomas Gibson wasn't pulling a fast one on his wife by conducting an online relationship with a shameless catfisher -- sources tell TMZ, the actor and his wife have been separated for years.
Sources close to the couple tell us, Gibson and his estranged wife Christine Gibson still live together for the sake of their children, but they've been separated for 2-and-a-half years ... six months before Thomas started messing around with one of his Twitter fans.
As we reported, Gibson and the woman -- who catfished him by posing as a porn star -- carried on a heated relationship for two years before Gibson discovered the entire thing was a sham ... he even sent her a sexy hot tub video (it's hilarious).
Bottom line: Gibson might be a sucker ... but he's no cheater.
Damn it R95, what are all the frauen suppose to do with all their anger over him 'cheating' on his wife now that you've shown that they were seperated?
In the video he says, "Agatha says this is risky. It is, it's really risky" or something like that.
Who is Agatha? Aren't online "relationships" with porny ladies more of a private thing?
Am I having an Emile Latella moment?
[quote]Chuck should write a book on all the Roseanne/Charlie/Cybill/Brett Butler dramas. I've heard Cybill can be a diva but compared to the other three is probably the sanest. And in the Moonlighting day I bet Bruce was just as bad given all of his "feuds" down the years.
[quote]Back to Chuck I feel all of the women got tarred with the same brush as being difficult and not easy to work with. Then the Charlie implosion happened. Chuck is the common denominator though so would be good to hear his full side on it all. Wonder how long Anna Faris's show with Chuck will last....
Well, one common denominator among that list (at least Butler, Sheen, and Roseanne) is drug and/or alcohol abuse. Much was made about Lorre being sober during his feud with Sheen. Maybe the guy can't deal with people who relapse or are using. I don't recall hearing anything about drug or alcohol issues for Shepherd.
"Bottom line: Gibson might be a sucker ... but he's no cheater. "
That's a new one, the publicist deserves a raise.
Agatha is his young daughter. I expect the risky behavior is using your phone in the hot tub.
Apparently his getting harassed by Scientology. I bet the leaking of the video is all their doing.
Sad. First drink driving, now this. He needs professional help and new direction to his life. I hope he'll get alright.
Actually the word is that back when he returned for season 7 and looked like death warmed over there had been a whole lot of trouble down San Antonio way. His wife had a new somebody. Thomas did not want the separation but that is how things ended up. He tried to patch things up to no avail. So poor him gets the cheating rap whilst his cheating wife sits down in Texas living the lifestyle he provides for the sake of the kids.
This sucks as they say.
I noticed how much his looks seemingly deteriorated overnight. Season ends, he looks fine; new one begins and he's haggard and hollow-faced. The problems with alcohol alone could explain it, but marital strain could make it worse. I had wondered why the wife wanted to live away in San Antonio. Most women in her shoes would want to live with an actor husband to keep tabs given the industry reputation.
The Scienos are after him? Why? Nevermind. It doesn't really matter why - the Scienos are in the wrong, as always.
I feel sorry for Gibson but he should buck up. He's not the first, nor the biggest, celeb to fall for a catfish.
Meet Miranda, possibly the "greatest" catfish ever, certainly the most famous one to cut a swath through Hollywood: