NCIS actress Pauley Perrette claims she endured “multiple physical assaults” on the set of one of her shows, and said that is the reason why she left.
The actress, whose last episode on the CBS series aired on May 8, took to Twitter to defend herself after stories surfaced about why she left the show after playing forensic specialist Abby Sciuto for 15 seasons. “I refused to go low, that’s why I’ve never told publicly what happened,” the 49-year-old tweeted on Saturday, May 12. “But there are tabloid articles out there that are telling total lies about me. If you believe them? Please leave me alone. You clearly don’t know me. (Sorry guys, had to be said).”
“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… ?” she continued on Sunday, May 13. “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.”
She added: “I’ve been supporting anti-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.”