CBS responded to Pauley Perrette's alleged reasons for quitting 'NCIS'
According to CBS, the company is committed to creating a safe work environment for all of their shows.
On May 13, 2018, Pauley Perrette, 49, revealed how she had been abused while working on NCIS, which is probably the reason why she left the hit show.
She tweeted: '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.'
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
On May 15, 2018, CBS responded to the actress' allegation by declaring commitment to safe environment, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
The network, which is responsible for producing NCIS, also confirmed that Perrette had gone to them about the workplace issue which they worked on together to be solved.
“Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her,” CBS said in a statement. “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. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”
Perrette then took to Twitter to thank the network for their continued support.
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
Perrette had played Abby Sciuto, a forensic scientist, for 15 seasons on the show. The actress had tweeted recently that there were tabloids telling lies about her. She then asked her fans to leave her alone if they believe them.
Hey tabloids and “reporters”, Leave me alone I WILL have you arrested for trespassing on my property If I decide to talk, it’s on MY TERMS!— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 25, 2018
The 49-year-old 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
Perrette stated that maybe she had been wrong for not telling the truth. According to her, the reason for this was that she felt she had to protect her crew, jobs and so many people.
The award-winning actress pointed out that she was just trying to do the right thing.
Perrette's last episode was aired on May 8, 2018. It was recently announced that one of the main stars on NCIS, Mark Harmon, had signed a new deal to stay on the show.