Elisabeth Finch, the former writer/producer for popular TV show Grey’s Anatomy has admitted that she lied about having cancer and needing an abortion. She made the false claim in a video she made with abortion supporters to attack U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
This week, it was reported that Ms Finch was placed on leave after her lies were exposed and it was later confirmed that she has formally resigned from working on the programme.
It wasn’t just the abortion story that Ms Finch lied about. She admits to having told multiple lies to her colleagues about her medical health to gain attention and sympathy.
In her false story about abortion, she claimed that doctors found a rare cancerous tumour on her spine and had to abort her unborn baby to undergo chemotherapy. Neither the story about her having cancer or an abortion were true. She proceded however to script and produce an entire episode of Grey’s Anatomy based on the totally false story.
But even more egregious than that, she weaponised the lie by recording a viral political campaign video during the confirmation hearings of Justice Kavanaugh. Looking earnestly into the camera for NowThis, she said: “It wasn’t a decision I took lightly, but it was the right choice for me. The only choice for me. If Kavanaugh were on the Supreme Court when I got pregnant, what choice would I have had?”
Ms Finch wrote 13 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and produced 172 before she was placed on leave and subsequently resigned from the programme.