The actress took to Twitter to elaborate on rumors circulating about the real reasons for her departure.
Though Pauley did not go into detail, she mentioned assault, bullying and "a very powerful publicity machine" that was keeping her silent.
Perrette took issue with tabloids spreading lies about her, but argued that she was trying to protect her cast and crew from further scrutiny by keeping mum on the matter.
The network did not dispute her claim, saying that it had cooperated with Perrette "to find a resolution".
The activist went on to tell her followers that she is "trying to do the right thing", noting that "silence isn't the right thing about crime". Multiple physical assaults. I REALLY get it now. "Tell someone", she wondered aloud. "We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows". Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety.
Perrette announced in October that she was leaving the show and aired her last episode on May 8.
Although the actress didn't respond officially, she tweeted to thank CBS for standing by her. 'Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. "They have always been so good to me and always had my back".
Coyote Shivers has filed a lawsuit against ex-wife Pauley Perrette accusing her of stalking him and climbing through his bedroom window to attack a female friend, it's been reported.
Perrette previously dispelled rumors that the minds behind NCIS or the executives at CBS were mad at her and wanted her gone, or that she was leaving to pursue her own line of skincare products (yes, people genuinely believed that weird rumor), and explained that she just felt her time on the show should come to a close.