"Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl is speaking up today about rumors that her contract negotiations with the ABC Television Studio had gone south earlier this week.
In a statement released by Heigl, she expressed, "I am embarrassed that this has become a public matter and disappointed that Touchstone felt it necessary to divulge private employment information. I had hoped I would be able to deal with this issue confidentially with my bosses. I dropped out of the renegotiation simply because I wanted to treat myself with the respect I was not getting from them. No matter how unhappy I am about their decision to respond to this publicly, I continue to be passionate about and committed to this character."
Hopefully, we'll still have Izzie Stevens to look forward to on "Grey's" for the foreseeable future.