Fans of the series "Grey's Anatomy" are furious following the release of the book "How to Save a Life: The Inner Story of Grey's Anatomy", in which author Lint Rice refers to the time of actor Patrick Dempsey (on the show: Dr. Derek Shepard) on the set and his sudden departure .
Rice conducted more than 80 interviews with past and present staff members, including with Dempsey, in order to shed light on that period.
"The problems with him were not in the sexual realm," clarified producer James D.
Priotot added: "He terrorized the set. The crew members had different types of post-traumatic stress disorder because of his behaviors."
Tension between him and Alan Pompeo (his wife on the show), from the series
But this was not always the case.
Initially, the actor was portrayed as charismatic and nice, actress Brock Smith (on the show: Erica Hahn) even said he stood by her side when she was fired from the show.
Also, the turnaround in his behavior began in the 11th season.
"Dempsey and Shonda (writer of the series and actual producer) were in each other's throats," the producer said: "He had the power to scare people on the set and interrupt the production."
He added: "In my opinion he just exhausted his work in the program."
Jenin Renshaw, a former producer on the show, said he would complain about long hours on the set.
She claims the complaints have created tension between him and lead actress Alan Pompeo (his wife on the show: Meredith Gray).
She added that when other players who were in the set more hours from him were mentioned to him, he would relax.
In an interview with the book, Dempsey said the salary was worthwhile and therefore stayed, but he was frustrated by the demanding schedule that kept him away from his family.
The decision to end his role on the show was made after Shonda Reims told the network that if he did not go, she would go.
His exit from the show was complicated, due to him being a dominant and significant character in the series and the writers created three possible lines for his removal from the show, when it was finally decided to kill his character.
Representatives of the ABC and Reims network, as well as the people of Dempsey and Pompeo declined to comment on Fox News' request for comment.