Pauley Perrette has portrayed Abby Scuito in the procedural drama series NCIS for 16 years. Fans are confused about her reasons for leaving the show.
Perrette initially said she wanted time to herself and felt that she deserved a break - and some privacy - after nearly two decades of giving her blood, sweat, and tears to the award-winning show.
That might not be the case anymore, considering the series of tweets she shared on Twitter. On Sunday, the 49-year-old Perrette tweeted that she 'never told publicly what happened.'
She added that certain tabloids 'are telling total lies' about her. In the next tweet, she questioned whether she might be at fault 'for not spilling the beans.'
She wants to 'tell the truth' but also has to protect her 'crew, jobs, and so many people.' She was beginning to doubt whether remaining silent was 'the right thing.'
In a third tweet mere minutes later, Perrette said 'there is a machine' trying to keeping her silent. She admitted that it was hard staying calm, seeing the lies spread by this 'powerful publicity machine.'
More concerningly, she ended her tweet with the words: 'He did it.' Perrette didn't give any indication who she was referring to, and fans comforted the actress by saying they won't believe lies.
Natasha said: 'Don't let the machine grind you down,' and added that the truth would prevail and Perrette's good name will be restored.
Later that day, Perrette left another cryptic message which gave the impression that she was a victim of bullying. She also urged her followers to 'stay safe, tell someone.'