The Truth Behind Pauley Perrette’s ‘NCIS’ Assault Accusations and the Ex-Husband Who Claims She’s a Stalker

Pauley Perrette, a 16-year veteran of NCIS, exited the CBS drama amid drama herself. Her final episode aired in early May 2018. Ahead, we break down the details regarding her exit from the show and the accusations Perrette’s ex-husband made about her in the process. Keep reading to learn the truth about Perrette’s exit from NCIS.

People spread lies about her

Pauley Perrette on a red carpet in 2016.

Pauley Perrette wanted to set the record on certain rumors. | Charley Gallay/Getty Images

“I refused to go low, that’s why I’ve never told publicly what happened,” Perrette tweeted on May 12, 2018. “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)”

Hint: Why Perrette didn’t speak out.

Perrette wanted to protect other people

Pauley Perrette tweet.

She tweeted out this message. | Pauley Perette via Twitter

The following day, Perrette took to Twitter again. “Maybe I’m wrong for not “spilling the beans” Telling the story, THE TRUTH. I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people. But at what cost?” We learn possibly why she left NCIS, next.

Hint: Perrette implied she was physically assaulted.

Is this why she quit the show?

Pauley Perrette tweet.

She tweeted out a special message to the network. | Pauley Perrette via Instagram

Later the same day, she gets to the reason she left the show. “I left,” she tweeted. “Multiple Physical Assaults. I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.” Then on May 15, 2018, she thanks the show’s network, CBS. “They have always been so good to me and always had my back.”

Hint: She pointed to an individual but didn’t name names.

Who is ‘he’?

Pauley Perrette tweet.

This cryptic message leaves us wanting more answers. | Pauley Perrette via Twitter

In another tweet, she talked about a publicity “machine,” which produced false stories about her. Perrette ended the tweet with “I’m just left here, reading the lies, trying to protect my crew. Trying to remain calm. He did it.”

Hint: The network responded with a vague statement.

How CBS responded

Pauley Perrette in 'NCIS'.

CBS released a statement of their own. | Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

CBS released a statement following Perrette’s tweets. “Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern,” the statement said, according to CNN. “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.” The statement doesn’t shed light on the situation and Perrette hasn’t discussed the network’s response publicly.

Hint: Her ex-husband accused her of something she’s all too familiar with.

Her ex-husband accused her of stalking

Pauley Perrette in 'NCIS'.

A lawsuit is in the works. | CBS

In the midst of Perrette’s exit from NCIS, her ex-husband, Francis “Coyote” Shivers, filed a lawsuit claiming “she tried to ruin his reputation and went as far as to break into his home through a window to attack his “female companion,”” according to Fox News. The suit, supposedly filed by mistake, must be reviewed by a judge.

Hint: Her ex-husband has done this before.

Shivers’ supposedly abuses the system

Francis "Coyote" Shivers in the film 'Empire Records'.

Francis “Coyote” Shivers worked on movies such as Empire Records. | Warner Bros.

The state of California named Shivers a vexatious litigant in 2008, according to Fox News. A vexatious litigant is a term used to describe a person who sets out to “abuse the legal system with multiple meritless lawsuits aimed at harassing or subduing a singular target.”

Hint: Perrette has a stalker.

Perrette’s been stalked for over a decade

Pauley Perrette speaking into a microphone in front of a podium.

Pauley Perrette has been stalked in the past. | Araya Diaz/Getty Images for The Thirst Project

Perrette’s been stalked for the last 14 years, she said on Twitter. “Maybe if I’m not famous my #stalker will leave me alone after 14 years Nope Still at it PLEASE CHANGE STALKING LAWS I’m in Fear,” she tweeted on May 6, 2018. Perrette’s been vocal about her experience with a stalker, being an advocate for change regarding stalking laws.

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