Actress Pauley Perrette this week revealed she is "terrified" of former NCIS co-star Mark Harmon, claiming she still has "nightmares" of him "attacking her".
The shocking claim was made when Perrette – who played forensic specialist Abby Sciuto for 15 years until her release from the series last year – was asked if she would return to the show.
"No, I'm not coming back! EVER! (Please stop asking?) I'm afraid of Harmon and he's attacking me. I have nightmares about it, "she wrote.
"I have a new show that is SAFE AND HAPPY! You will love!"
A new report from TMZ further clarified Perrette's allegations, which first emerged after Harmon's dog – which he would put on the set during the filming of the show – allegedly bitten a member of the team.
Sources told TMZ that after Perrette spoke in protest about the dog still on set, Harmon "checked" his co-star – a term used in ice hockey when a player obstructs another with his body.
"They say that Pauley felt it was an attempt to intimidate her after the dog fiasco," reports TMZ.
In a second bombastic tweet, Perrette, 50, shared a photo of the crewmember's injured eye, an injury allegedly caused by Harmon's dog.
"You think I did not expect a coup back?" "You got me wrong." "This happened to my crew member and I fought like hell to stop it from happening again!" "To protect my crew!" And then I was physically assaulted by say NO! "and I lost my job," she wrote.
It is not the first time Perrette has delivered puzzling claims of problems on the set.
Although she did not specifically mention the long series of crimes, the actress sent a series of cryptic tweets just a few days after her final episode airs in the United States.
"I refused to go downstairs, which is why I've never publicly said what happened," Perrette said.
"I feel like I have to protect my team, jobs and so many people. But at what cost? I do not know. I just know, I'm trying to do the right thing, but maybe the silence is not the right thing about the crime. I am only …?
"There's a machine keeping me silent and feeding FALSE stories about me," continued Perrette. "A very rich and very powerful advertising, machine.
"No morals, no obligation to the truth, and I just left here, reading the lies, trying to protect my crew. Trying to stay calm. He did that."
Perrette also seemed to imply that she had been beaten, tweeting, "I've been supporting anti-bullying programs forever. But now I know why it was me! If it's school or work, are you required to go? It's creepy I left. Multiple Physical Assaults … I REALLY understand now. Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Talk to someone. "
Perrette announced that he was leaving the program in October 2017. At the time, this was publicly seen as a strictly professional decision.