Disney is investigating Grey’s Anatomy author who allegedly falsified his own medical history

Scandal may be over, but there seems to be a new one brewing on the set of Grey’s Anatomy.

Elizabeth Fincha 44-year-old writer who has been with Grey’s since 2014, has been placed on administrative leave pending a review by Disney following allegations that she fabricated parts of her medical history while working on the hit ABC series, E! News has learned.

Finch’s personal health issues have occasionally made it into the series, helping him become a vital voice in the writers’ room, according to the Business Newsletter. the pinner, who was the first to report the investigation. In addition to writing more than a dozen episodes, Finch had extensively documented his medical experiences – including his diagnosis of a rare form of bone cancer, his abortion during chemotherapy, and the loss of a kidney and of part of his leg – in personal trials for She, The Hollywood Reporter and Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes‘, Shondaland.

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The writer also made an appearance on a 2015 Grey’s Anatomy episode she wrote. The episode – titled “Silent All These Years” – featured a story about rape and was based on an experience Finch had while visiting the UCLA Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica, per the pinner.

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Before Grey’s AnatomyFinch worked as a writer on true blood, No ordinary family and The Vampire Diaries.

Following the allegations, a spokesperson for Shondaland told E! News, “Only Elisabeth can talk about her personal story.”

When contacted for comment, Finch’s attorney Andrew Bretler said: “Mrs Finch is not going to discuss her private health issues.”

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