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Pauley Perrette thanks CBS for assault support

The actress was on ‘NCIS’ for 15 seasons and her final episode aired on May 8

Christie D’Zurilla, Los Angeles Times
12:38 May 17, 2018
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All appeared well between CBS and former NCIS star Pauley Perrette after the network released a statement regarding accusations she made over the weekend, and the actress responded.

“I want to thank my studio and network CBS. They have always been so good to me and always had my back,” Perrette tweeted on Tuesday evening after the statement was released.

In its message, CBS 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,” the statement continued. “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.”

Over the weekend, the 49-year-old NCIS veteran had tweeted about “multiple physical assaults” that led to her departure from the show, but said that the tabloids were being fed a false story and that she was being silenced by a “very rich, very powerful publicity ‘machine.’ “

Neither Perrette nor CBS has gone into detail about the actress’ allegations.

“No morals, no obligation to truth, and I’m just left here, reading the lies, trying to protect my crew. Trying to remain calm,” she wrote.

“Just know, I’m trying to do the right thing,” Perrette said, “but maybe silence isn’t the right thing about crime.”

Perrette was on NCIS for 15 seasons. Her final episode aired on May 8, leaving Mark Harmon and David McCallum as the only original cast members still on the show.