Pauley Perrette

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Pauley Perrette came face to face with her alleged attacker, David Merck, once again.

The NCIS star appeared in court Tuesday to identify and testify against Merck, whom she claims attacked her near her home on Nov. 5. During the hearing Perrette wiped away tears from her eyes as she recalled the night of her scary attack, in which Merck allegedly grabbed her by the arm and repeatedly told her he was going to kill her.

"He was so much stronger than me," she said, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. "I couldn't run. I couldn't fight."

Shortly after the attack Perrette turned to Twitter to share her experience and said that Merck kept telling her that his name was William and that she shouldn't "forget that."

"I knew I couldn't overcome him," she wrote. "I prayed my heart out and then finally said, 'William is a beautiful name. I have a little nephew named William."

After telling him that, he allegedly let her go and told her to get out of there. In court Wednesday she reiterated the same story. During the hearing she said police arrived shortly after and took her on a ride along to try to find Merck. She discovered him sitting on an electrical box outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store.

"Are you able to recognize him as the person who threatened you?" Deputy District Attorney David Richman asked the actress about Merck, who remains in jail in lieu of $60,000 bail.

"Yes," she responded.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the court commissioner denied the request from Merck's attorney to reduce the felony charges against him to misdemeanor. Merck is set to appear back in court on Dec. 16 for arraignment.

A couple of weeks after Perrette's attack, she took to Twitter once again to give her fans and followers an update on how she was doing. "How am I doing? Thank you, so much. I'm O.K. Not great. Flashbacks, Nightmares," she posted Nov. 28. "Trauma is a strange thing. Almost being killed, tough..."

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