“Grey’s Anatomy” has graced the television screens of many fans since it first premiered in 2005.
The show, which ran for 18 seasons, had an interesting storyline over the years, thanks to committed writers.
But the bigger story is not shown on screen, but behind the scenes.
Former ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ writer, Elizabeth Finch, has admitted to faking her cancer diagnosis.
Finch’s work spans not only “Grey’s Anatomy” but also “The Vampire Diaries,” “True Blood” and “No Ordinary Family.”
But Finch is known for more than his contributions to these shows.
Before being hired on Grey’s Anatomy, Finch began publishing online essays documenting her harrowing journey with her diagnosis.
Finch said he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer that cost him a kidney and part of a leg.
Finch also described how intense rounds of chemotherapy forced her to miscarry her baby.
By this, he later learned that he had been misdiagnosed by his doctor, and was later confronted in an article.
Finch also wrote about losing his brother to an apparent suicide.
But despite Finch’s dire hardships, none of it is real.
In March, multiple sources confirmed to The Angler that Disney was investigating Finch after he was placed on leave. Finch resigned before the investigation was fully completed.
Now, Finch is breaking his silence in an interview with The Angler.
Finch said he lied because he was used to the attention he received after a knee replacement in 2007.
“I told a lie when I was 34 and it was the biggest mistake of my life. It just got bigger and bigger and buried deeper and deeper into me,” she said.
“I don’t have any kind of cancer.”
There was some truth behind the knee replacement, but not cancer. Finch injured himself while hiking in Temescal Canyon.
She used to depend on her friends and their attention, but noticed that stopped after she recovered.
“Leading up to all the surgeries everyone was so amazing and wonderful what happened. They were so supportive. And then I got a knee replacement,” she said.
“It was a hell of a recovery period and then it was quiet because everyone was naturally like yes! You’re cured. I had no support and went back to my old abusive coping mechanism – I lied and made something up because I needed support and attention and that’s what I went after. . That’s where the lie began — in that silence.”
But Finch says there’s more to his lies than people realize.
Related stories from Your Tango:
According to Finch, she suffered emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her brother Eric, who later claimed suicide.
“It’s not normal sibling rivalry stuff. Two things happen: one, my brother abused me and two, my parents don’t listen,” he explained.
“A lot of scientists, psychologists, psychiatrists will tell you denial [abuse]Or not hearing it, sometimes can be a bigger shock than the original shock,” he alleged.
Although Finch owns up to her lies, she hopes her work and the relationships she once had will allow her to see writing again.
Victoria Solis is the author of Your Tango, where she covers news and entertainment content. Her work explores pop culture trends, film and television, and celebrity news