Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Pauley Perrette NCIS Incident 'Resolved,' Says CBS Boss

The actress claimed to be 'terrified' of Mark Harmon

Lindsay MacDonald

CBS President of Entertainment Kelly Kahl said Thursday that an alleged incident on the set of NCIS involving former star Pauley Perrette and the show's lead, Mark Harmon, has been "resolved to everyone's satisfaction."

In June, Perrette wrote on Twitter that she would never return to NCIS because she was "terrified" of Harmon "and him attacking me."

"I have nightmares about it," she wrote.

Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Kahl said, "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 it to everyone's satisfaction. We are very happy to have her on the air again this year with us [for the show Broke], and I don't think she would be back with us if she had huge concerns."

The conflict between Perrette and Harmon allegedly stemmed from Harmon bringing his dog to the NCIS set in 2016, where an alleged biting incident occurred, TMZ reported at the time. After leaving the show in 2018, Perrette responded to tabloid reports about her exit, writing in part, "There is a 'machine' keeping me silent, and feeding FALSE stories about me. A very rich, very powerful publicity 'machine.' No morals, no obligation to truth, and I'm just left here, reading the lies, trying to protect my crew. Trying to remain calm. He did it."

Fans Bid Farewell to NCIS' Pauley Perrette with Heartfelt Messages

After the initial tweets last year, Perrette wrote, "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."

In response to Perrette's comments, CBS said in a statement, "Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her. Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. 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." Perrette later tweeted her thanks to CBS for "always been so good to me."

Representatives for Harmon did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Broke will premiere midseason on CBS.

(Disclosure: TV Guide is owned by CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation)