CBS has responded to Pauley Perrette’s claim that she left NCIS following ‘multiple physical assaults’, explaining the actress did approach them with a ‘workplace concern’ more than a year ago.
Over the weekend, the actress, 49, explained in a slew of tweets why she had left the CBS series after 15 seasons, tweeting without identifying the name of the project, ‘I left. Multiple Physical Assaults.’
In a statement provided to EW.com, the network said: ‘Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss 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.
‘Pauley came to us with a workplace concern’: CBS has responded to Pauley Perrette’s claim that ‘multiple physical assaults’ was the reason behind her exit from NCIS (pictured September 2016)
‘We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.’
Perrette took to Twitter to respond to the statement, writing: ‘I want to thank my studio and network CBS.
‘They have always been so good to me and always had my back.’
Perette announced in October she would be leaving the series after playing forensic scientist Abby Sciuto for 352 episodes.
‘They have always been so good to me’: Perrette took to Twitter to respond to the statement
Just days after her final episode aired on Tuesday, Perette opened up about her exit from NCIS on Twitter.
‘I refused to go low, that’s why I’ve never told publicly what happened,’ she tweeted over the weekend, without identifying the project.
‘But there are tabloid articles out there that are telling total lies about me. If you believe them? Please leave me alone. You clearly don’t know me. (Sorry guys, had to be said).’
Sad news: Perette announced in October she would be leaving the series after playing forensic scientist Abby Sciuto for 352 episodes
The New Orleans native followed up in the early hours of Sunday morning, tweeting: ‘Maybe I’m wrong for not “spilling the beans” Telling the story, THE TRUTH.’
‘I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people. But at what cost? I don’t know. Just know, I’m trying to do the right thing, but maybe silence isn’t the right thing about crime. I’m… Just… ?’
‘There is a “machine” keeping me silent, and feeding FALSE stories about me,’ Perrette added. ‘A very rich, very powerful publicity “machine”‘.
Speaking up: Just days after her final episode aired on Tuesday, Perette opened up about her exit from NCIS on Twitter
‘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,’ she told her fans without saying who ‘he’ was.
And Perrette seemed to imply that she had been assaulted, tweeting: ‘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 to? It’s horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults,’ she added.
‘I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.’
‘I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people’: Perrette explained she remained silent for the sake of others