August 17, 2016 06:40 PM

Former Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore is shutting down speculation that a cryptic video he posted recently was about Thomas Gibson, who was let go from the show last week.

In the since-deleted video, Moore said, “Lot of 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.”

He continued, “Good things happen to good people, honest people, hardworking people, humble people. People who believe in basic goodness, people who believe in themselves, people who believe in others.”

Fans speculated that the actor was referring to Gibson, 54, but Moore has squashed those theories, telling TMZ: “Oh no. They spun that all wrong.”

It wasn’t an entirely off-base theory, of course, plenty of behind-the-scenes drama was revealed in a 2014 breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by Gibson’s ex-manager Craig Dorfman, who alleged that Moore “verbally attacked” Gibson on at least one occasion and Dorfman “talked Gibson out of physically attacking Moore.” (A source told PEOPLE on Tuesday that Moore’s tardiness to set was also “a frequent point of contention” for Gibson.)

Thomas Gibson (left, as Criminal Minds' Aaron Hotchner) and Shemar Moore (as Derek Morgan)
Sonja Flemming CBS

But getting to the bottom of that deleted video: Moore addressed whether the bad karma he cited this past weekend might have been racked up by “that other guy in the lawsuit,” a.k.a. Criminal Minds guest actor Keith Tisdell, against whom Moore filed a lawsuit alleging that Tisdell had stolen more than $60,000 from Moore’s organization Baby Girl LLC in 2013.

On Aug. 10, Tisdell agreed to pay the actor $61,084 as part of a plea bargain reached in a San Fernando courthouse, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE.

Just as cryptically as ever, the 46-year-old actor said simply: “It could’ve been.”

While Moore left Criminal Minds this past spring, Gibson will appear in the first few episodes of the CBS procedural, which is slated to return Sept. 28.

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