On a powerful episode of 48 Hours, Saturday night, NCIS actress and longtime friend of WOW Pauley Perrette spoke compellingly about the stalker who has harassed her for years and the ineffectual stalking laws on the books now, and how she’d like to see them changed.
Perrette tells correspondent Erin Moriarty she is especially eager to see laws catch up to the presence of the internet in people’s lives. She believes stalkers with restraining orders should not be able to use their victims’ names online.
Wrote Perette to us:
I am working with Congress to get the laws changed.
I don’t think I’ve ever asked anyone for anything but prayers…
(which I still need)
BUT THIS TIME I’M ASKING…
If me and my fellow victims are brave enough to do this,
AND WE ARE SCARED,
Can you PLEASE be brave enough to
email all you know,
Post to EVERY social networking site you’re on,
Watch the episode 48 Hourshere.
It will move you, disturb you, and we need EVERYONE
to watch this program.
We need this program to go viral
to SAVE LIVES.
Anyone (Including you and your loved ones)
can become a stalking victim in an INSTANT.
We do NOT have the stalking laws to protect you or us.
We are trying, with Congressman Schiff, to change this.
I am not on face book.
If you have 1 follower,
or 1 million followers on any site,
PLEASE get your followers,
friends and family to WATCH @48Hours on CBS
PLEASE tell all your followers to watch, record BOTH hours
( 9&10pm) and spread the word.
Please send to your celebrity pals who have millions,
and your friends who have a few.
Please ask everyone to tweet/post and retweet/repost.
I’m only on Twitter.
I will be tweeting about this all week.
We need your help and your support.
If I garnered the courage to FINALLY speak on camera to the news
about my horrific experience,
I hope you will have the courage to do all you can,
tell everyone you can, to watch.
Please put the word out.
We are trying to save our own lives,
and many more.
We are scared,
but we are strong.
Your support will help us be stronger than our fear.
Much love and blessings,
Love you, Pauley! Watch below.