Michael Weatherly regrets his behavior with former co-star Eliza Dushku, whose claims the actor sexually harassed her on the set of "Bull" in 2017 came to light this week.

Weatherly, 50, spoke out in a statement to The New York Times in an article Thursday exposing how CBS paid Dushku a $9.5 million settlement following her allegations against Weatherly.

"During the course of taping our show, I made some jokes mocking some lines in the script. When Eliza told me she wasn't comfortable with my language and attempt at humor, I was mortified to have offended her and immediately apologized," Weatherly said.

"After reflecting on this further, I better understand that what I said was both not funny and not appropriate and I am sorry and regret the pain this caused Eliza," he former "NCIS" star added.

Dushku had a three-episode arc last year on "Bull," which stars Weatherly in the title role.

She seemed poised to become a series regular but was written off the show after confronting Weatherly about his behavior.

An investigation into CBS showed Dushku accused Weatherly of commenting about her appearance and making a rape joke and a remark about a threesome during her time on "Bull."

She entered mediation with CBS and was awarded a confidential settlement of $9.5 million.

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CBS confirmed it paid the sum to Dushku in the secret settlement.

"The allegations in Ms. Dushku's claims are an example that, while we remain committed to a culture defined by a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace, our work is far from done," the network said in a statement, according to CBS News.

The CBS Corporation board hired the law firms Covington & Burling and Debevoise & Plimpton in August to investigate multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against former CEO Leslie Moonves.

The firms were also told to examine "cultural issues at all levels" of the network.

Photo credit: Eliza Dushku/Instagram