With a heartbreaking “Grey’s Anatomy” season 11 behind us, new reports recently surfaced that reportedly provided the real reasons behind the sudden departure of Patrick Dempsey.
According to Radar Online , Patrick Dempsey allegedly had an affair with a “Grey’s Anatomy” staff member starting last August, and that was the ultimate cause of both his departure from the ABC series and his divorce this January.
“It was obvious to everyone Patrick was [sleeping with] her,” said a source.
“It got very messy and emotional on set and became a huge liability.
Patrick would remain in his trailer after hooking up with her on set and refuse to come out.
He had also been complaining about the storyline of his character, and felt he wasn’t getting enough screen time.” Reportedly, Dempsey was suspended and the staff member was moved off set to creator Shonda Rhimes’ production offices, but the damage was done.
“Shonda doesn’t put up with any off-screen antics,” said the source.
“There were lingering feelings of anger towards Patrick, and it was only getting worse.
This is when he began showing up late, not remembering lines.
Shonda had no other choice but to fire him.” Since the report surfaced, however, Dempsey’s team has denied “this absurd story.” Meanwhile, it was not only fans who mourned Derek’s loss during the “Grey’s Anatomy” season 11 finale, but Shonda Rhimes as well.
The creator tweeted a heartfelt message to fans on Thursday, expressing her sadness.
“Here comes my own personal supply of tissues,” tweeted Rhimes.
“Goodbye, birthday twin.
Can’t believe this is his last scene I’ll ever see in my editing room.”