When actress Pauley Perrette left NCIS in 2018 ~ 15 year of playing beloved Abby Sciuto, it appeared to be on great terms. But it has due to the fact that been revealed that her exit was sustained by a nasty falling the end with cast member note Harmon, that plays Gibbs.

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However, it wasn't just a normal actor-fight over earnings or trailer size: this one all started with a dog bite.

Here's everything we know around what walk down between Perrette and also Harmon.


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Pauley Perrette and also Mark Harmon ~ above NCIS. (CBS)

What happened between Pauley Perrette and also Mark Harmon?

The pair filmed together for 10 periods without any type of issues, however things dropped apart in 2016. Someday Harmon brought his dog to set with him, and the dog finished up biting a crew member who needed 15 stitches. ~ that, Harmon continued to carry the dog ~ above set, i beg your pardon a variety of the cast and crew felt uncomfortable with. Harmon's lawyers speak the dog was constantly kept in his trailer or top top a leash, but some sources claim otherwise.

Because Harmon additionally served as NCIS's producer, it to be reported that plenty of were too scared come ask him to prevent bringing the dog come work. Perrette determined to face him about the situation, and that's whereby the rift started.

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Perrette starred as the beloved Abby Sciuto top top NCIS. (CBS via Getty Images)

A resource told The Wrap that from this point onward, the two actors were never ever in the exact same room together. Scripts were composed deliberately for this reason they didn't have to film together. In Perrette's final scene that NCIS before she left the show in 2018, they appeared side by side — but it was just modifying magic.

"She did she scenes top top one day and he walk his work on various other days, and they still developed a good show," the resource told the outlet. "It was just scheduled the they go not work the very same days."


When Perrette announced she to be leaving the show, rumours swirled the it was as result of her falling-out with Harmon, though some resources say she to be planning to leave even before the dog incident.

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Why walk Pauley Perrette leaving NCIS?

The main after her last episode aired, Perrette common some info on Twitter that made it seem favor there was more to she departure. She declared that there was a "machine" maintaining her "silent".

"I refuse to walk low, that's why I've never told publicly what happened," she said. "But there are tabloid articles out there that room telling total lies about me."


"I feeling I have actually to protect my crew, jobs and so numerous people.But at what cost? i don't know. Just know, I'm trying to do the right thing, however maybe silence isn't the appropriate thing about crime," she tweeted.

"There is a 'machine' maintaining me silent, and also feeding FALSE stories around me. A very rich, very an effective publicity 'machine'. No morals, no obligation to truth, and also I'm simply left here, reading the lies, make the efforts to defend my crew. Do the efforts to stay calm. The did it."

Her an option to end her message with "He go it" made pan think it to be something to execute with Harmon. She didn't re-superstructure specifics, however implied that she was bullied.

In response, CBS declared that they addressed Perrette's concerns around Harmon's dog, and it had actually nothing to perform with she departure.

"Pauley Perrette had actually a an excellent run ~ above NCIS and also we room all walking to miss out on her. Over a year ago, Pauley concerned us v a rectal concern. Us took the matter seriously and worked through her to uncover a resolution. We are committed come a safe work setting on every our shows," stated the spokesperson.

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Pauley Perrette in the new show 'Broke'. (CBS)

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What is Pauley Perrette doing currently in 2020?

Perrette starred as Abby Sciuto top top NCIS for 15 seasons, until her exit in 2018. This year, she starred in the short-lived CBS display Broke, which was cancelled after one season. Perrette states the show "changed she life".