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NCIS actress Pauley Perrette's ex-husband accuses her of stalking him

  • Perrette is being sued for personal injury by her ex-husband Coyote Shivers
  • Shivers, 52, claimed in his lawsuit that she has harassed and defamed him 
  • The pair were married between 2002 and 2006 and have been fighting since
  • He claimed she threatened to publicly label him a stalker and sent death threats
  • Shivers was previously convicted of harassing Perrette, 49 
  • The actress quit the popular CBS show NCIS in October after 15 seasons
  • She said it was over 'multiple physical assaults' but has not shared more details 

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 11:00 EDT, 16 May 2018 | Updated: 12:15 EDT, 16 May 2018

Former NCIS actress Pauley Perrette has been accused of stalking her ex-husband, sending him handwritten death threats and climbing through his bedroom window to attack one of his female friends. 

The claims are made in a lawsuit filed against the actress by her former husband, musician and actor Francis 'Coyote' Shivers.

The pair were married between 2002 and 2006 but parted ways acrimoniously after six years together. 

Shivers, 52, is now seeking personal injury damages from his ex, claiming she has done nothing but defame and harass him since they split. 

His lawsuit, which was first reported by The Blast after being filed this week, lays out his accusations. 

Coyote Shivers is suing his ex-wife Pauley Perrette (above together in 2003) claiming she stalked and harassed him. They were married from 2000 to 2006 but have since been at war 
Coyote Shivers is suing his ex-wife Pauley Perrette (above together in 2003) claiming she stalked and harassed him. They were married from 2000 to 2006 but have since been at war 

Coyote Shivers is suing his ex-wife Pauley Perrette (above together in 2003) claiming she stalked and harassed him. They were married from 2000 to 2006 but have since been at war 

Shivers alleges that after they broke up, Perrette begged him to get back together and threatened to label him a stalker if he did not agree. 

He claims that she sent dozens of 'malicious, harassing and legally defamatory' emails to people he was working with after he was elected into the Hollywood United Neighborhood Council. 

Details of her allegedly climbing through his bedroom window are scarce. Since 2007, the year after their divorce was finalized, he has lived in apartments.

Perrette is rumored to be worth $22million. She was paid an estimated $200,000 per episode of NCIS which was dubbed TV's most watched show in its 2015 prime. 

Unlike his ex-wife, Shivers, an actor and musician, has few recognizable TV and film credits to his name. 

Shivers' lawsuit is not the pair's first court tango. 

In 2013, he filed court papers alleging that their marriage broke up because she had slept with a pizza deliveryman. 

The following year, they both accused one another of stalking as Perrette tried to extend a restraining order which prevented him from being near her.  

Perrette claimed that her ex-husband posed as a woman online to get to her and that he left her in fear of her life. 

Shivers claimed his actress ex broke into his home by climbing through his bedroom window to assault a female friend and sent him handwritten death threats. She is pictured in character on NCIS as forensic scientist Abby Sciuto
Shivers claimed his actress ex broke into his home by climbing through his bedroom window to assault a female friend and sent him handwritten death threats. She is pictured in character on NCIS as forensic scientist Abby Sciuto

Shivers claimed his actress ex broke into his home by climbing through his bedroom window to assault a female friend and sent him handwritten death threats. She is pictured in character on NCIS as forensic scientist Abby Sciuto

Shivers (seen above with his new wife Mayra in April 2012) was previously convicted of harassing Perrette. She compared him to a Nazi in past legal proceedings and had a restraining order taken out against him 
Shivers (seen above with his new wife Mayra in April 2012) was previously convicted of harassing Perrette. She compared him to a Nazi in past legal proceedings and had a restraining order taken out against him 

Shivers (seen above with his new wife Mayra in April 2012) was previously convicted of harassing Perrette. She compared him to a Nazi in past legal proceedings and had a restraining order taken out against him 

Perrette quit NCIS after 15 series in October. 

This week, after her final episode aired, she took to Twitter to reveal why she left.  

'I refused to go low, that's why I've never told publicly what happened. But there are tabloid articles out there that are telling total lies about me. 

'If you believe them? Please leave me alone. You clearly don't know me. (Sorry guys, had to be said),' she said. 

She continued: 'Maybe I'm wrong for not "spilling the beans" Telling the story, THE TRUTH.' 

On Monday, Perrette claimed to have been the victim of 'multiple physical assaults' at work after tweeting about her departure from NCIS 
On Monday, Perrette claimed to have been the victim of 'multiple physical assaults' at work after tweeting about her departure from NCIS 

On Monday, Perrette claimed to have been the victim of 'multiple physical assaults' at work after tweeting about her departure from NCIS 

Her Twitter comments began at around midnight and carried on for several hours 
Her Twitter comments began at around midnight and carried on for several hours 

Her Twitter comments began at around midnight and carried on for several hours 

'I feel I have to protect my crew, jobs and so many people. But at what cost? I don't know. Just know, I'm trying to do the right thing, but maybe silence isn't the right thing about crime. I'm... Just... ?'

'There is a "machine" keeping me silent, and feeding FALSE stories about me. A very rich, very powerful publicity "machine"'.' 

Alyssa Milano was among those who responded to her worrying comments to offer her support. 

CBS responded by confirming that she had come to them with a workplace concern a year ago.

In a statement, the network said: 'Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her. Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern.

'We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution.' She reacted by thanking the network for 'always' having her 'back'. 

In 2015, Perrette was attacked by a homeless man outside her home. She said he punched and threatened to kill her but that she was glad he targeted her and not someone else. 

David Merck, the homeless man, was released from a psychiatric institution in February.  

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