The disturbing reason Pauley Perrette left NCIS
Pauley Perrette has accused multiple men of assault over the years. In addition to her ex-husband and the high school football player, there was also an incident involving a supposedly homeless man named David Merck.
In 2015, Perrette posted a lengthy letter to Twitter describing how she had been attacked by the “very psychotic” Merck as she was walking down her street minding her own business. “He grabbed me so forcefully, pinned my arm, punched me in the nose [and] forehead repeatedly telling me he was going to kill me,” she said. “I was alone, terrified and trapped. There was an empty garage behind me and I knew if he got me in there I was dead. I knew I couldn’t over come [sic] him. I prayed my heart out.”
Merck was arrested and sent to a psychiatric institution. He was released in February 2018, prompting Perrette to warn her neighbors. “I’m afraid the next word I hear about this guy is that he’s killed a female,” she told Fox 11, adding that she was now “afraid to go out.”