Pauley Perette Defends 'NCIS' Co-Star Michael Weatherly Against Sex Harassment Claims

pauley perette defends NCIS star Michael weatherly sex assault allegations
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Dec. 17 2018, Published 1:16 p.m. ET

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Actress Pauley Perette is showing her support for NCIS co-star Michael Weatherly amid allegations he sexually harassed Eliza Dushku, can report.

"This man…I love, respect, trust and I KNOW. TWO decades of friendship and respect. The best. I love you @M_Weatherly Always and forever," Perette tweeted on Saturday.

The tweet comes after news broke that actress Eliza Dushku was paid $9.5 million by CBS in a hush-hush settlement after she accused Weatherly, 50, of harassing her.

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Dushku, 37, alleged that Weatherly made inappropriate remarks to her during the time she worked for CBS drama Bull, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

Weatherly allegedly made comments about Dushku's appearance and made a rape joke and a comment about a threesome, the Times reported.

The actress claimed she confronted Weatherly about the behavior and then was written off of the show. She believed that she was cut from the show as a result of retaliation, the outlet reported.

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Earlier this year, Perette, 49, tweeted that she left the NCIS after "multiple physical assaults."

What do you think of Perette standing up for her former NCIS co-star? Sound off in the comments.

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