CBS has replied back to Pauley Perrette’s claim that her decision to leave the “NCIS” series was due to “multiple physical assaults.” CBC Television Studios confirmed in a statement that the actress had come forward with a ‘workplace concern’ over a year ago after which the network had taken the ‘matter seriously’ and worked to provide her with a resolution.
The statement further added, “We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”
There were no further details given by the network on the incident.
Notably, the 49-year-old actress, who played the role of Abby Sciuto in the show, took the opportunity over the weekend to post descriptive accounts and tell the ‘truth’ as to why she left the show after being a part of it for 15 years.
On Saturday, Perrette posted a tweet on her official Twitter handle on why she has not yet spoken publicly on her departure from the crime investigation series. She wrote, that she ‘refused to go low’ and that the ‘tabloid articles’ are spreading all sorts of ‘lies’ about her.
Later, on Sunday, she posted three more tweets where she stated that she opted to stay silent ‘to protect her crew’ and that she tried doing the right thing, however, ‘maybe silence isn’t the right thing about crime.’
In the second post, Perrette said that there’s a ‘machine’ which is keeping her silent.
She finally stated in the third post that read, “I’ve been supporting anti-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it’s school or work, that you’re required to go? It’s horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults. I get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.”
The episode which last starred Perrette aired on May 8.