NCIS star’s bombshell claims: ‘Multiple assaults’
LONG-running NCIS star Pauley Perrette exited the show after 15 seasons last week - and now she's alluding to some shady circumstances behind her decision to leave.
Perrette played Abby Sciuto on the crime procedural until, in last week's episode, her beloved character bid adieu to the NCIS team.
Over the weekend, Perrette, mysteriously tweeted: "I refused to go low, that's why I've never told publicly what happened," seemingly in reference to leaving the show.
She continued, questioning whether she should stay silent about what she calls "crime." "Maybe I'm wrong for not 'spilling the beans' Telling the story, THE TRUTH. I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people. But at what cost? I.don't know. Just know, I'm trying to do the right thing, but maybe silence isn't the right thing about crime. I'm … Just… ?"
Perrette's tweets grew more sinister as she alleged a conspiracy to keep her silent, and false stories to damage her reputation.
"There is a "machine' keeping me silent, and feeding FALSE stories about me. A very rich, very powerful publicity "machine". No morals, no obligation to truth, and I'm just left here, reading the lies, trying to protect my crew. Trying to remain calm. He did it."
The star does not go into detail about who "he" is, leaving her raft of claims vague. She did say, however, that she "left work" after "multiple physical assaults."
"I've been supporting ant(i)-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it's school or work, that you're required to go to? It's horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults. I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone."
Radar has reported that Perrette was locked in a bitter feud with the star of NCIS, Mark Harmon, before her departure.
In October 2016, Harmon's rescue dog, Dave, bit a crew member on the set of the show, leaving the victim with a gash that required stitches.
Despite the attack, Harmon reportedly continued to bring the dog to set, something Radar reported left Perrette "furious."
Perrette first announced her decision to leave in a social media post to fans in October 2017.
"It is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season," she wrote on Twitter. "It was a decision I made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy everything Abby not only for the rest of the season but for the rest of the season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years. All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration … I love her as much as you do."