For fifteen years, from 2003 to 2018, Pauley Perrette played the iconic Abigail Sciuto in the NCIS: Special Investigations series. On the occasion of the broadcast of new episodes, this Friday July 16 at 9 p.m. on M6, Closer invites you to dive into the private life of the American actress and in particular to return to the terrible rape she experienced when she was in high school.
In October 2017, in the midst of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Pauley Perrette spoke in a long message on Twitter and revealed that she was sexually assaulted when she was just a teenager. “I lost my virginity to rape when I was 15. By a football player, who was ‘the powerful guy’ in high school. And you know what I said? Nothing. I was so scared. I was so lost, broken, “she explained then. The actress continued by recounting the consequences of this rape on her life: “My rape led to a series of abusive relationships, horrible self-esteem and a feeling of guilt, not to mention a few incidents where I was tampered with, allowing me to be harassed by a powerful man for far too long at work. Until I finally say ENOUGH “.
I never met THAT Harvey Weinstein But I sure do know him. In different shapes, sizes and names … pic.twitter.com/nXqkxUOLSz
– Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) October 13, 2017
Pauley Perrette: married three times, she is now asexual
Over the course of her life, 52-year-old Pauley Perrette has been married three times: with musician Coyote Shivers from whom she divorced in 2006, with Michael Bosman in 2009 and with British actor Thomas Arklie from 2011 to 2016. In January 2020, the performer of Abigail Sciuto declared on Twitter that she was now asexual, that is to say that she no longer felt, or very little, desire for another person.
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