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Pauley Perrette ‘terrified’ of Mark Harmon, says she won’t return to ‘NCIS’

In May 2018, Perrette tweeted that her departure was due to ”multiple physical assaults.”

Forensic Scientist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) on the CBS series “NCIS.” | Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2011 CBS
Pauley Perrette in a scene from a 2011 episode of “NCIS.” Cliff Lipson/CBS
Pauley Perrette in a scene from a 2011 episode of “NCIS.” Cliff Lipson/CBS

Pauley Perrette says she will never return to “NCIS” – and she says that’s because of her former co-star Mark Harmon.

The actress, 50, took to Twitter Friday to say she is “terrified” of Harmon, 67, who has a leading role in the criminal investigation series.

”NO I AM NOT COMING BACK! EVER! (Please stop asking?) I am terrified of Harmon and him attacking me. I have nightmares about it,” she said. ”I have a new show that is SAFE AND HAPPY! You’ll love it! #HappyPlace Love y’all!”

Perrette, who played forensic specialist Abby Sciuto, departed the series in 2018 after 15 seasons on the show.

In a follow-up tweet, she further shared photos of an alleged crew member’s eye beaten up and in stitches.

”You think I didn’t expect blow back? You got me wrong. THIS happened To my crew member and I fought like hell to keep it from happening again! To protect my crew!” she added. ”And then I was physically assaulted for saying NO!?and I lost my job.”

In May 2018, Perrette took to Twitter to mentiont hat her departure was due to ”multiple physical assaults.”

CBS Television Studios responded to Perrette’s allegations in a statement at the time, saying the studio worked with her to rectify an unspecified set “concern” she brought the previous year.

”Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her,” the statement read. “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. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”

USA TODAY has reached out to CBS and Harmon’s rep for comment.