Patrick Dempsey Does NOT Have “Diva Behavior” On Grey’s Anatomy Set
UPDATE: Patrick Dempsey is leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ but not for the false reason given below. Get all the details of the shocking Derek Shepherd plot twist here.
Patrick Dempsey does NOT have “diva behavior” on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy,” despite a story claiming he is “all but gone” from the hit ABC show after “infuriating” creator Shonda Rhimes. A rep for Dempsey says the “diva” allegations are completely untrue, with other sources close to the situation also telling Gossip Cop that the claim is false.
Dempsey has had a reduced presence in recent “Grey’s Anatomy” episodes, which the New York Post is blaming on his supposed antics. The paper quotes a “show source” as saying, “Patrick has been acting like a diva and has clashed with Shonda. She suspended him for a while, and the word on set is that he isn’t coming back full time.”
The New York Post says Dempsey’s “time on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ could soon be up,” even though the outlet acknowledges he is already contracted through the end of the NEXT season. Dempsey very may well continue to have smaller involvement with the show, or even opt out of his contact, but the fact is, the amount of airtime he, or any of the cast members, for that matter, will get going forward is yet to be determined, as work on the next season is not set to begin for some time. And until the rest of this season plays out, and plot lines for the next are broken down by the writers, it’s ridiculous to say whether he’s coming back “full time” or not, as there’s no evidence yet to back that up.
Furthermore, the paper ran the “diva” story even though Dempsey’s rep point-blank said, “I can confirm that this story is not true.” Gossip Cop has also investigated the “diva” claims, and we have learned that the allegations couldn’t be further from the truth, regardless of whether he remains with the show. Reps for ABC and Rhimes have not yet responded to requests for comment.
For now, fans can look forward to this Thursday’s Dempsey-centric episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” with new episodes airing until the May 14 season 11 finale. That should give viewers a much better idea of where things stand. As they say in show business, stay tuned.