Pauley Perrette recently took to social media where she accused her former NCIS co-star, Mark Harmon, of attacking her while she was part of the show.
Perrette also told her fans that she is terrified of Harmon and would never returned to the hit series.
Thus far, the lead star of NCIS and CBS have not commented on the situation, but a source close to him spoke to the media and said he is furious.
According to Radar Online, Harmon wants the network to make Perrette stop talking and ruining his reputation.
The insider told the publication that during a conference call with CBS execs, Harmon reportedly said: “You’d better rein in Pauley Perrette — or I’ll sue her!”
NO I AM NOT COMING BACK! EVER! (Please stop asking?) I am terrified of Harmon and him attacking me. I have nightmares about it. I have a new show that is SAFE AND HAPPY! You’ll love it!#HappyPlace Love y’all!
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) June 7, 2019
The source who claimed to be in the room during the conversation added: “Mark told them he hadn’t hired a lawyer — yet but is ready to take legal action if she continues to claim he assaulted and intimidated her!”
The insider went on to explain: “Pauley has made it seem as if he got physical with her, which he insists he never did! Mark feels the whole thing has gotten out of hand and wants CBS to do something before he is forced to!”
Perrette said her viral tweet: “NO, I AM NOT COMING BACK! EVER! (Please stop asking?) I am terrified of Harmon and him attacking me. I have nightmares about it. I have a new show that is SAFE AND HAPPY! You’ll love it!#HappyPlace Love y’ all!”
One reaction to the drama read: “Mark is starting to have his PR people put out a positive story about him to counteract all the negative stuff. But he’s still looking for meaningful backup from the network!”
In late 2018, Perrette announced her departure and made a few accusations in a message that read: “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.” Perrette ended that stream of tweets with one final thought: “I’ve been supporting ant[i]-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.”
Could those two make peace in the future?