Cote de Pablo announced she would be leaving popular CBS procedural drama NCIS earlier this month, which caused a general outcry from the hit series' dedicated fans. Her departure, according to CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves, was completely of her own volition.
“[De Pablo] was offered a lot of money then offered some more money,” Moonves said, but could not be convinced to stay onboard the show, reported Newsday. Mooves’ remark echoes the statement CBS put out when news first broke about Pablo leaving the show.
“We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS tea...