‘NCIS’: Pauley Perrette Proves She’s a Tough ‘Alabama Kid Redneck’

For years, Pauley Perrette impressed viewers as Abby Sciuto on NCIS. However, after leaving the show in early 2018, Perrette has become better known for her habit of speaking out on social media.

Perrette has been making waves in recent months due to her ongoing feud with former NCIS cast member Mark Harmon, and for better or worse, the drama has boosted her following on social media.

The actress recently took to Twitter for another reason entirely, revealing that she had hurt herself in a rather surprising manner.

Pauley Perrette
Pauley Perrette | Patrick McElhenney/CBS via Getty Images

Why did Pauley Perrette leave ‘NCIS’?

Pauley Perrette joined the cast of NCIS in the early 2000s and for years was a staple on network television.

Fans loved her portrayal of the good-natured goth Abby Sciuto, and she was widely credited with helping to diversity television’s roster of strong female characters.

Still, all good things don’t last forever, and in late 2017, Perrette took to social media to announce that she would be leaving NCIS

In a series of Tweets, Perrette explained that while there were all kinds of false stories that purported to explain her reasoning for leaving the show, the fact of the matter is that it was a decision she had made some time ago and that she hopes fans will love her last few appearances as Abby as much as she did.

Although those posts seem to indicate that there was no drama behind her exit from the series, Perrette has recently stirred things by claiming on social media that she has had nightmares about Mark Harmon attacking her and that his dog had caused significant strife on the set of NCIS

Perrette hurts herself doing repairs

Perrette’s controversial claims about one of television’s most beloved actors have caused anger and turmoil within the fanbase. Formerly a series fixture, Perrette has found herself at the receiving end of a lot of online hatred from fans of the show who don’t believe Perrette’s remarks about Harmon.

The negativity towards Perrette has extended to other posts of hers, including a recent one that revealed a painful injury.

In late July, Perrette shared on Twitter that she hurt her hand doing some home repairs. Later on, it was revealed that she had gone to the hospital to have the injury addressed, but not everyone had words of comfort for the former NCIS star.

Perrette claims she is a ‘redneck’

After sharing her injury on Twitter, Perrette received a lot of backlash among her followers. A number of Twitter users called Perrette “desperate for attention,” and questioned whether or not she should be doing home repairs if she’s not truly qualified to do so.

Pauley Perrette responded to the negativity by making another Twitter post – she called out the “haters” and said that she’s a “rough and tumble Alabama kid who hurts her redneck self” on occasion.

Perrette does have southern roots, but she was actually born in New Orleans and has lived in multiple southern states, including Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Perrette went on to point out that she’s not a “spoiled celebrity” and takes pride in doing things around her home on her own.

Still, it wasn’t all negativity for the actress. Many fans warned her to take care of herself and applauded her self-sufficient attitude. Some of her followers told her to ignore the negative comments and said that “haters gonna hate.”

It seems that even if Perrette has garnered some ill will among the NCIS community, there are still many who will rally around their beloved actress when the occasion calls for it.