A new book about “Grey’s Anatomy” gives new insight into why Patrick Dempsey just HAD TO GO. By Season 11, his diva-like behavior and tension with Ellen Pompeo had become pretty unbearable, to the point where they weren’t even putting him in every episode anymore.
A producer named James D. Parriott says, “There were HR issues. It wasn’t sexual in any way. He sort of was terrorizing the set. Some cast members had all sorts of PTSD with him. I think he was just done with the show.”
Dempsey himself says, “It’s ten months, fifteen hours a day. You never know your schedule, so your kid asks you, ‘What are you doing on Monday?’ And you go, ‘I don’t know.’ Doing that for eleven years is challenging.”
Another crew member says Patrick was miserable, and knew he should have left the show sooner. But he admitted that he stayed because, “They were just dumping money on me.”
(The book is called “How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy“. It’s out next week.)