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Shondaland Served With Lawsuit by Former Crew Members

No, it's not that the production company behind Grey's Anatomy failed to meet Patrick Dempsey’s (Derek Shepherd) very specific, contractually binding hair product demands. Instead, Shondaland is being slammed with a lawsuit by IATSE, the union representing motion picture technicians, for allegedly firing several crew members after they complained of a "hostile working environment."

Apparently, the grip crew, a gaffer, and two camera ops were employed by the series long-term before their complaints were filed. The crew claim that the director of photography, Herbert Davis is the source of the alleged hostile work enviroment.

IATSE filed wrongful dismissal suits through both the California and Federal labor unions brought against Shondaland and ABC Studios. Sigh. Just as the waters had calmed amongst the actors, drama breaks out behind the cameras. Thanks, Hollywood. Keep it classy, as always.

Miss Grey’s? Us too. Luckily the show will return to Thursdays at 9 p.m. with all-new episodes in the fall on ABC.

Source: Deadline

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06.28.2012 / 05:02 AM EDT by Mariella Mosthof
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