Pauley Perrette was a show favourite and a stalwart on hit TV show ‘NCIS’ which she has worked on for about 15 seasons.
She quit the show recently and while at the time there really wasn’t much of an explanation, she has come out to claim that she was bullied on set and suffered physical assault.
In a series of tweets, she went out on a limb to explain what happened.
I refused to go low, that’s why I’ve never told publicly what happened. 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)- She said
She added; 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… ?
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.
I’ve been supporting ant-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.
The actress played Abby Sciuto who worked in the lab and helped the NCIS team with their investigation.
She has also been a victim of assault before, having to get a restraining order against her ex-husband whom she said abused her physically, emotionally and sexually. She was also assaulted outside her home in Hollywood by a homeless man.