‘Grey’s Anatomy’ author suspended; allegedly lied about health issues

A ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ writer who was accused of fabricating parts of her medical history in the longtime ABC drama’s writers’ room as well as in personal essays has been placed on administrative leave pending trial. a review, the network confirmed to The Times on Thursday.

Elisabeth Finch, a 44-year-old writer who has worked on the show since 2014, is said to have embellished elements of her life, some of which were incorporated into her writing on the Shonda Rhimes-produced show and helped establish it. value at show, according to a story by trade newsletter The Ankler published Thursday. Finch has often detailed his ailments and harrowing experiences, including being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, having an abortion during chemotherapy, and being misdiagnosed by a doctor, in personal essays for publications like Elle, The Hollywood Reporter. and the website of Shondaland, Rhimes’ production company.

“Only Elizabeth can talk about her personal story,” a Shondaland spokesperson said in a statement to The Times. An ABC spokesperson and Finch, through his attorney, declined to comment. A request for comment from showrunner Krista Vernoff was not immediately returned.

The Ankler first reported that an investigation had been launched by Disney.

Finch, whose other credits include “The Vampire Diaries,” “No Ordinary Family” and “True Blood,” wrote more than a dozen episodes of the medical drama, including the standout 2015 episode “Silent All These. Years”, about a rape victim, in which she also appeared in a silent role as a nurse.