Pauley Perrette, who played forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on NCIS for 15 seasons, announced her sudden exit from the show back in October and fans were confused. Though the actress didn't say why she had decided to leave, speculation was rife on the internet about her reasoning as cast members have been dropping off steadily for years and there are only a few of the original actors left on the show. Her final episode aired this week, and her character admitted her plans to accompany the body of Clayton Reeves (played by Duane Henry), to London after his heroic sacrifice when the character died protecting her. Abby would be moving to London permanently, which made little sense for the show.
I refused to go low, that's why I've never told publicly what happened. 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)— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 13, 2018
Fans were confused and thought something might have been amiss, and it appears they might be right because Pauley has taken to Twitter to post some thinly veiled tweets about workplace bullying and assault. The 49 year old was speaking to respond to what she described as 'false stories' being spread by 'a machine' about why she had left. Although she doesn't mention NCIS or its parent network CBS by name, it's obvious who she's talking about as she goes on to say she's concerned about protecting her workmates: "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… ?"
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
A news story came out back in 2016 from Radar Online, reporting that Perrette and co-star Mark Harmon were feuding over his decision to bring his dog to set. Apparently, Harmon has a dog called Dave who attacked a crew member when he was brought in to film and the crew member needed 16 stitches. Perrette was reportedly furious that Harmon continued to bring the dog onto set and even left him unattended for an 18-hour shoot when he had a history of aggression and violence. Fans have asked Pauley to tell the full story behind her tweets, but she's stayed tight-lipped so far. Watch this space.