After days of silence, CBS responded Tuesday night time to a collection of tweets from former NCIS actor Pauley Perrette by which she instructed she left the favored crime drama after enduring “multiple physical assaults.”
“He did it,” Perrette wrote with out naming any particular person.
Since 2003, Perrette has performed goth forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the present for 15 seasons till her remaining look final week, having introduced the choice to go away final October.
But on Sunday, in a collection of tweets, Perrette instructed her identify was being slurred in tabloid media by a “very wealthy, very highly effective publicity ‘machine.'”
Then, a number of hours later, she instructed she had stayed silent about one thing with a view to shield crew members’ jobs.
“It’s horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults,” she wrote.
She didn’t identify NCIS particularly, however the tweets have been despatched quickly after her remaining episode aired.
In an announcement despatched to BuzzFeed News following the preliminary publication of this story, a spokesperson for CBS Television Studios stated Perrette had approached the community “with a workplace concern” over one yr in the past:
Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we’re all going to overlook her.
Over a yr in the past, Pauley got here to us with a office concern. We took the matter critically and labored together with her to discover a decision. We are dedicated to a secure work setting on all our reveals.
Following the assertion from CBS, Perrette thanks them on Twitter. “They have always been so good to me and always had my back,” she wrote.
A consultant for Perrette advised BuzzFeed News she has “no comment at this time beyond what she said in her Tweets.” BuzzFeed News additionally contacted the SAG-AFTRA group, the union group representing actors, to ask if Perrette or another actor ever filed any complaints in regards to the NCIS set.
In 2015, Perrette stated she was attacked by a homeless man who threatened to kill her. The actor has additionally stated she was sexually assaulted when she was in highschool. She stated that the rape finally led to “abusive relationships” and “allowing myself to be bullied by a powerful man for way too long in a work environment until I finally said enough and took no more words from anyone, including myself that being complacent was ‘good behavior.’”