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Ellen Pompeo Fires Back at Hate Over 'Grey's Anatomy' Exits

Ellen Pompeo‘s mentions have been blowing up ever since it was announced that Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew would be leaving Grey’s Anatomy at the end of the season.

The 48-year-old actress has already defended herself and said her high salary is not the reason for the exits.

Still, people are attacking her, the show, and the women for the sudden departures.

“We R grateful all of you are so passionate but if you knew these two women the way I know them they would not approve of all this nastiness,” Ellen posted. “They both are super shiny happy people. I know you’re angry but you’re representation couldn’t be further from who these women actually are.”

When a fan questioned, “Aren’t we allowed to be angry at this injustice, though? Going to be two impossible holes to fill,” Ellen responded, “You are but spreading acceptance and love is our message with Greys and what all of the actors try to do with our performances on this show.”

Ellen Pompeo Slams Reports 'Grey's Anatomy' Exits Are Due To Her Salary Increase

Ellen Pompeo is firing back at rumors and reports suggesting that her Grey’s Anatomy co-stars’ surprising exits are due to her salary increase.

The 48-year-old star took to Twitter on Thursday (March 8) to respond to the “unfortunate” claims that her $20 million salary is to blame for Sarah Drews and Jessica Capshaw exiting the hit medical drama after season 14.

“Its unfortunate that @DEADLINE chooses to try to pit women against eachother on #InternationalWomensDay #shameonyounotme,” Ellen first tweeted.

Back in January, Ellen revealed how much she makes per Grey‘s episode while also sharing that she signed another two-year deal with the show.

“I’m a big girl @DEADLINE can take shots at me if they want but to the fans please don’t fall into that trap. This is above my pay grade,” Ellen also wrote.

If you missed it, you can see Jessica Capshaw‘s reaction to the news and Sarah Drew‘s statement regarding her exit.

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'Grey's Anatomy' Showrunner Slams Idea That Ellen Pompeo's Salary Caused Jessica Capshaw & Sarah Drew Exits

There has been some chatter on social media that Ellen Pompeo‘s $20 million Grey’s Anatomy payday is the reason that Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew are exiting the show after season 14.

Co-showrunner and executive producer Krista Vernoff is speaking out about saying the decision to move on from the two actresses was a creative decision and not because of Ellen.

“The suggestion … that our cast changes are in any way related to Ellen Pompeo‘s salary renegotiation is wrong and hurtful and misguided,” Krista wrote in a statement. “It smacks of an old, broken, patriarchal notion that women must be pitted against each other and that one woman’s success will be costly to others. Ellen Pompeo has not only advocated passionately for her fellow cast members, she has taken the time to educate women worldwide as to how to advocate for themselves and that must not now be twisted. The decision to make changes to our cast was a creative one. The only thing as constant on Grey’s Anatomy as Ellen Pompeo is our penchant for reinvention. It is a part of our success and what keeps the show exciting. We love these actresses and we love these characters and it felt true and right creatively to wrap up their stories. And that is the whole story.”

If you missed it, you can see Jessica Capshaw‘s reaction to the news and Sarah Drew‘s statement regarding her exit.

Ellen Pompeo Talks All About Negotiating Her Massive 'Grey's' Payday

Ellen Pompeo is on a special subscribed cover for InStyle‘s April 2018 issue!

Here’s what the Grey’s Anatomy star had to share:

On negotiating her $575,000/episode rate: “In all negotiations they don’t immediately give in, and this is also quite a big cast, so they have everybody to deal with, but eventually we got what we wanted. I would say the only time you ever have a good negotiating position is if you’re completely willing to walk away. That’s the only real strength you have. And I never really was there until this last round. I asked for everything on Grey’s because I saw a piece of paper that told me it had generated $3 billion for Disney. That information changed the game for me: knowing my numbers and having information as to what my actual worth was. Over the years lots of characters have come and gone, lots of writers have come and gone. The one thing that’s remained on the show is me, so that’s how I arrived at my confidence.”

On communicating with people above you in a professional hierarchy: “I lead with kissing ass… you always want to start with the positive.”

On sticking to what she knows: “…I’ve been on Grey’s Anatomy forever, and I don’t chase relevancy or trophies. A lot of girls would rather have the attention, and then they realize in their 40s that they have no money to feed their kids and they’re fucked…I made the choice to be OK with no awards and no attention and make it just about going to work and punching the clock. Which I think is healthier for the ego down the line.”

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Kerry Washington Goes Sexy in Leather for Vanity Fair's Oscars Party!

Kerry Washington strikes a fierce pose as she arrives at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night (March 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 41-year-old Scandal star rocked a sexy mini-leather dress with thigh-high leather boots as she was joined at the party by fellow Shondaland star Ellen Pompeo – who showed off some skin in a bold jumpsuit – and husband Chris Ivery.

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Joining the ladies at the Vanity Fair party included Kerry‘s on-screen love interest Tony Goldwyn and former co-star Dan Bucatisnky.

Across town, fellow Scandal stars Bellamy Young and Darby Stanchfield buddied up at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party!

FYI: Kerry is wearing an Alexandre Vauthier dress, Casadei boots, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Ellen is wearing an Azzaro jumpsuit, Christian Louboutin shoes, Fallon jewelry, and a Jimmy Choo clutch. Bellamy is wearing a Stephane Rolland Haute Couture dress, Meria T jewelry, and Rene Caovilla shoes. Darby is wearing a Teresa Helbig dress. Tony is wearing Brooks Brothers.

15+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the parties…More Here! »

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