Pauley Perrette is addressing speculation over the reasons she left CBS’ NCIS. Perrette played Abby Sciuto on the show for 15 seasons and fans were heartbroken to see her go.
“I refused to go low, that’s why I’ve never told publicly what happened,” Perrette tweeted to her social media followers over the weekend. “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).”
- “Maybe I’m wrong for not ‘spilling the beans’ Telling the story, THE TRUTH,” she continued hours later. “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. 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,” she told her fans. “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.”
- Fans were overwhelmingly supportive to her statements on Twitter, which soon went viral. Some wanted to hear more about what happened, while others argued that it was her “life,” “not a story,” and that no one had a “right to know” anything she wasn’t ready to reveal.