Pauley Perrette’s departure from the NCIS set comes as a relief to her former co-stars and crew. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal how filming has been ever since the controversial actress left the series.
“Now that she is gone everyone on set is much more relaxed,” a source told Radar. “From the actors to the crew members. It’s a nicer atmosphere now that everyone gets on with each other and there’s no bad blood between anyone.”
As Radar previously reported, Perrette left the series because of her feud with co-star Mark Harmon. After Harmon’s rescue dog Dave bit a crew member in October 2016, leaving the victim with 16 stitches, he was forced to bring him back to set.
Although the cast and crew were fine with it, Perrette was allegedly “furious” and “refused to listen to him” when he tried to explain the situation.
She turned into a “diva” since then, as the source explained, “She refused to shoot scenes with Mark and she refused to sit on the same side of the table as him at table reads. She even completely ignored him any time he tried to make amends.”
Perrette tweeted after the final episode, “I’ve been supporting anti-bullying programs forever. But now I KNOW because it was ME! If it’s school or work, that you’re required to go to? It’s horrifying. I left. Multiple Physical Assaults. I REALLY get it now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone.”
She claimed she was forced to stay silent by a “very rich, very powerful publicity ‘machine.’”
“The physical assault she is referring to is apparently just referring to the dog,” the source said. “I know that Mark and no other lead actors were involved in any sort of physical violence on or off set.”
The insider added how Perrette is “overdramatic.”
“Apparently she has a history of making a big deal out of things that would easily just blow over,” the source said.
Perrette announced her departure from the show in October 2017.
“It is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season,” she posted on Twitter. “It was a decision I made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy everything Abby not only for the rest of the season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years. All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration… I love her as much as you do.”
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