As a result of her personal leave, Disney is suspending its inquiry into Finch over an allegation, first raised by The Ankler, that she may have fabricated personal bouts with cancer and other medical-related issues. "A formal investigation, other sources say, was never officially launched as Disney is said to have asked Finch to provide a doctor’s note and consent for her physician to speak with the company’s medical director," explains The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg. "The writer declined and instead opted to take a personal leave from the series. Disney granted the leave. Finch’s medical records are protected under patient privacy laws included in the HIPPA Act." In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Finch said: “I will always remain one of Grey’s Anatomy’s biggest fans. I loved the show from day one and had the honor to write for it since season 11. The proudest moment of my career was watching survivors of rape receive the episode ‘Silent All These Years.’ Grey’s Anatomy is one big-hearted, brilliant family. As hard as it is to take some time away right now, I know it is more important that I focus on my own family and my health. I’m immensely grateful to Disney, ABC, and Shondaland for allowing me to do so and for supporting me through this very difficult time."