WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The situation between former “NCIS” stars Pauley Perrette and Mark Harmon has been “resolved,” according to CBS President of Entertainment Kelly Kahl.
- In May 2018, Perrette left “NCIS” saying she will never return to the series due to fear of her former co-star, Mark Harmon.
- Perrette claimed Harmon “bodychecked” her on the set after she lobbied to ensure Harmon’s dog, who bit a crew member, could no longer be on set.
The situation between former “NCIS” stars Pauley Perrette and Mark Harmon has been “resolved,” according to CBS President of Entertainment Kelly Kahl.
In May 2018, Perrette left “NCIS” after 16 years of being in the show. She said she left the show over alleged “multiple physical assaults.” She tweeted that she will never return to the series due to fear of her former co-star, Mark Harmon.
Kahl appeared to brush off a question about the tension between the two stars, during CBS’ 2019 TCA summer tour day.
“I can’t speak to what she’s addressing in her tweets. She did come to us a couple of years ago with a workplace concern. We immediately investigated it and we resolved to everyone’s satisfaction,” Kahl said.
While Perrette still tweets bad things about her former co-star, she thanks CBS for its handling of her complaints.
“I want to thank my studio and network CBS they have always been so good to me and always had my back,” she wrote.
Kahl said Perrette’s decision to return to CBS in the new sitcom “Broke” is proof that the situation on “NCIS” was over with.
“Very happy to have her on the air again this year with us. And I don’t think she would be back with us if she had huge concerns,” he said.
Perrette’s representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Previously, Perrette hinted that physical abuse played a role in her decision to exit NCIS. A TMZ report in June shed light on the alleged circumstances. Sources told TMZ that in 2017, Perrette claimed Harmon “bodychecked” her on the set. She said she felt it was payback after she lobbied to ensure Harmon’s dog could no longer be on set.
According to sources, Perrette had CBS to tell Harmon he needed to keep his dog on a leash or in his trailer after it bit a crew member, requiring 16 stitches.
In a since-deleted tweet, Perrette also posted pictures of an individual – who she claims was a crew member on “NCIS” – with a bruised eye and 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 wrote in the now-deleted tweet. “And then I was physically assaulted for saying NO!?and I lost my job.”
The pair stopped working closely together on set after the 2016 dog bite incident.
Source: Fox News