Yesterday we were introduced to some messy NCIS drama between Pauley Perrette and Mark Harmon. Pauley accused a very rich publicity “machine” of keeping her silent about the alleged physical abuse she sustained while working on NCIS. If you were to ask Pauley’s ex-husband Coyote Shivers about it all, he might ask, “Was she the one terrorizing people on set?“. Because according to a recent personal injury case filed by Coyote, Pauley was abusive after their divorce.
Pauley and Coyote (a person who instantly earned all my respect the moment I realized he co-produced the Kids in the Hall theme) were married from 2000 to 2006. They had a bad divorce, with Pauley accusing Coyote of harassment and getting a restraining order against him, which he broke back in 2014. According to The Blast, Coyote filed a personal injury case in April, accusing his ex-wife Pauley (his second ex-wife, after Bebe Buell) of intentional harm.
Coyote claims that Pauley has made it her mission to make his life a living Hell, and to slander his name. When Coyote was elected to the Hollywood United Neighborhood Council, Pauley allegedly responded by sending “malicious, harassing and legally defamatory emails” to dozens of his associates. He claims Pauley repeatedly labeled him a stalker, despite him never being convicted of a stalking charge.
Additionally, he claims Pauley has sent him numerous handwritten death threats. He also accuses her of threatening to publicly accuse him of stalking unless he got back together with her. You could advise Coyote to just stop answering the phone, but apparently that wouldn’t stop Pauley. He claims that she once crawled through his bedroom window in the middle of the night and attacked a female friend who was staying over.
Coyote is currently married to Brazilian media personality Mayra Dias Gomes.
Pauley Perrette has yet to comment on this, and she might not, possibly because she’s too busy drafting her next set of sub-tweets against Mark Harmon and CBS. If some investigator discovers that what Coyote has alleged is true, then I’ll be a little surprised. Surprised that she allegedly hand-wrote her death threats. She played a forensic scientist on NCIS for 15 years; you’d think she would have at least learned that you never leave a paper trail.