CBS responds to Pauley Perrette's claim that she left 'NCIS' after 'multiple physical assaults'
This past weekend Pauley Perrette took to Twitter to share how she had been abused while working on NCIS. She seemed to hint that it was the reason why she left.
On May 15, 2018, CBS responded to the star and acknowledged her claims. In turn, Perrette tweeted a thank you message to the network for their continued support.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Pauley Perrette, 49, posted a series of cryptic tweets this past weekend. She appeared to allege that she was physically assaulted while on NCIS.
CBS TV Studios responded with a statement stating that the company was commitment ‘to a safe work environment on all of our shows.’ The network studio acknowledged that the actress had gone to them about workplace issue which they worked on together to solve.
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.— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 13, 2018
They also stated that Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and would be missed. CBS is responsible for producing the drama series for the network.
The actress had played Abby Sciuto, a forensic scientist, for 15 seasons on the show. She had tweeted this past weekend that there were tabloids telling lies about her.
‘Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution.’
CBS Studios, Entertainment Weekly, May 15, 2018
The star then asked her fans to leave her alone if they believe them. She continued with more tweets where she claimed that a ‘machine’ was keeping her silent about the ‘multiple physical assaults.’
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.— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 13, 2018
The actress stated that maybe she had been wrong for not ‘telling the truth. She said her reason for this was that she felt she had to protect her crew, jobs and so many people.
Agree. I ❤️ her, but am losing respect for her b/c lack of transparency. I am now hating the show & ppl involved, solely b/c I don’t know what happened. If she won’t stand up for herself, that sets a bad example to every1. Nothing should have been tweeted if she wanted privacy.— Vanessa M (@nessiethenessa) May 16, 2018
In her Twitter posts, she added that she felt the cost of not telling the truth was high. She admitted that she was just trying to do the right thing.
I want to thank my studio and network CBS They have always been so good to me and always had my back.— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 16, 2018
Her last episode aired on May 8, 2018. CBS will present its fall lineup to advertisers on Wednesday in New York City.
It recently announced that one of the main stars on NCIS, Mark Harmon, had signed a new deal to stay on the show.