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EXCLUSIVE: Pauley Perrette Still Can't Believe She Got Away From Her Alleged Attacker Alive

by Raphael Chestang 5:19 PM PST, January 05, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Pauley Perrette Still Can't Believe She Got Away From Her Alleged Attacker Alive

Nearly two months after being attacked by a homeless man, Pauley Perrette opened up to ET about the unseen scars that still remain.

"Physically I am fine," the NCIS star assured ET's Kevin Frazier. "Emotionally that was a very traumatic event. "

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The incident occurred on Nov. 13, during which the 46-year-old actress says she was punched repeatedly and had her life threatened by a "psychotic homeless man." After she escaped, Perrette drew a sketch of the man she believed assaulted her and the Los Angeles Police Department later booked a 45-year-old white male suspect named David Merck on felony battery charges.

"I can't believe I made it out of that," Perrette said. "By the grace of God I did."

Frazier was on the scene shortly after the alleged assault, which Perrette appreciated.

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"Kevin is like my brother," Perrette said of the ET host. "I know you were there as my friend."

Perrette stopped by the ET set ahead of Tuesday night's NCIS-NCIS: New Orleans crossover episode in which Abby's chef brother is linked to an NCIS case that unites the Washington D.C. and New Orleans offices when the passengers and crew on a private plane he catered are murdered.

NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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