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Thomas Gibson

Catfished

Hey Stranger, Check Out My Sexy Hot Tub Video

8/18/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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).

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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.

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106.

compassion&love    

That just ruined Dharma and Greg for me. How embarrassing for him and his wife. :-(

377 days ago
107.

Jo    

There was nothing embarrassing about that. It's a guy in a hot tub sending a video to someone whom he thought was a friend. He mentions he is clothed, there are no profanities or obscenities. There are no sexual overtones. So, exactly what about this video did you people find so embarrassing? I think this is another exaggeration from TMZ designed to get people to do exactly what I am doing: writing in to debate. It's good for their revenues.

377 days ago
108.

surfing2day    

I haven't read the other comments, but I have a feeling she was extorting him for some time over this video. He gave up with a big FU, and she sold the video to TZM.

376 days ago
109.

Biff    

You'd think a site like TMZ would have a pretty good idea of what "hilariously embarrassing" actually is but apparently not.

376 days ago
110.

jtfergu    

Welllll this is akward.

376 days ago
111.

fooman2    

Great story it should remind everyone how easy it is to be taken advantage of by strangers. Yes this is a tragic story of manipulation and naive trust. I am not the brightest bulb on the strand of lights but just got lo laugh at this. He looks depressed in his hot tub. My momma always said son are you are feeling down today go cry in your hot tub that will make you feel better. for what it's worth...

376 days ago
112.

Roseli    

TMZ you have verified the authenticity of this video? It seems to me that in this video there are several clips. I hope you have taken reasonable care to disclose. After all was sent by a forger. Wore fake photos and passed for another person. This is a crime. It's the crime of "false identity" before such events and information you do not even disclosed the name of this woman. You are giving you a criminal credibility. I should point out that the actor Thomas Gibson has not done anything wrong in the video. Sorry I also usually take a shower and I film and photograph. This is wrong? I do not particularly think. My self-esteem is above any bias moron. Need not be a lawyer to know that this video is fake, or not believe is false, but there were changes that do not make clear the purpose for which the performance of the video. This is because gains for crimes of Slander, Libel, Slander, offenses will honor, dignity and reputation.

376 days ago
113.

sua may tinh    

very beautiful

376 days ago
114.

Shirley    

So sad. First a DUI arrest and now this hotbtubscene. Sounds like he is lonely. I still am a fan but please get some help. Don't make your family suffer

376 days ago
115.

tmz addict    

lmao the dumbest people around... "gisele"

376 days ago
116.

Shantastic    

I like Thomas Gibson and I think he's a good actor. This is simply the result of a married man getting tired of his stale family.

376 days ago
117.

Sandra Barron    

I started to watch this and then shut it off quickly. I support LGBT rights partially because I don't believe it is anyone else's business what goes on in the "bedroom" or any other aspect of a person's sex life. Not cool, TMZ.

376 days ago
118.

Gayle    

Was this before or after he was arrested for drunk driving a few months ago. Another jerk.

376 days ago
119.

Lala    

Hmmmmmmm... DID he "discover" her pics were fake... or did his WIFE "discover" his little hottub video????

What an IDIOT!!!

I LOVE NEV AND MAX!!!!!

376 days ago
120.

alicie92    

Wow.. why should we care about his personal life? I still like him as an actor. His actions in his personal life does nothing to change his acting abilities. It's sad that someone would lie about who they are and what they look like and bait a person, who obviously is not happy in their personal relationship and then sell those personal videos to exploit the celebrity. It's sad for everyone. Now not only does his family and children have to deal with it, but they have to deal with it in public. Why can't we just respect their privacy? So irritating

376 days ago
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