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‘NCIS’ Star Pauley Perrette Fires Back Over ‘Lies’ About Why She’s Exiting Show

”I’m leaving, but that’s not why,“ actress says about confusion surrounding her departure

Don’t believe everything you read about why Pauley Perrette is exiting “NCIS.”

Perrette, who is ending her run as forensic scientist Abby Sciuto at the end of Season 15, is speaking out after noticing that her image has been used without her permission in ads for skin care lines. Some of the promos even claim that Perrette is leaving the hit CBS procedural in order to focus on cosmetics, which the actress says is categorically untrue.

“THE LIES!” Perrette tweeted Tuesday. “EVERYONE asking me about this (FAKE) skin care line? I DON’T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE! I think facebook Yahoo MSN and all sites making money off fake ads should be liable for posting false ads.”

“I’M NOT LEAVING NCIS FOR A SKIN CARE LINE!” she added. “I’m leaving, but that’s not why.”

Perrette also recently appeared on “Inside Edition” in order to help spread the word about the apparent scam.

“It’s a fake company — it’s a scam,” she told the newsmagazine. “I’ve had hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people asking questions about why I would pick a skin care line over my job.”

When Perrette announced last month that she would be leaving “NCIS,” she was not specific about why she was moving on from the popular show. She did say at that time that it wasn’t to pursue a new career path in the beauty-products field, but evidently, those ads haven’t gone away.

“There have been all kinds of false rumors as to why (NO I DON’T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE…” she tweeted on Oct. 3.

Her latest tweets are below.

“NCIS” airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS.