Shonda Rhimes Reveals She Left ABC After Being Refused A Free Disneyland Pass

Shonda Rhimes is truly a queen in all ways, shapes, and forms. Rhimes is the showrunner—creator, head writer, and executive producer—of Grey's Anatomy, its spin-off series Private Practice, and Scandal. I KNOW, RIGHT?! Her brain? Outstanding!

Now, the award-winning showrunner is speaking out about leaving her partnership with ABC for Netflix after not receiving a free Disneyland pass.

Without Shonda Rhimes, the world wouldn't have "Grey's Anatomy" or "Scandal."

ABC was home to all of Rhimes' genius shows for many years before the showrunner made the shift over to Netflix.

But why, right? Why would someone make the switch over to Netflix after working on cable TV for so long?!

The answer? A Disneyland pass! Speaking with *The Hollywood Reporter,* Rhimes revealed a faulty pass was her final straw with the network.

"I felt like I was dying," Rhimes told the publication.

"Like I'd been pushing the same ball up the same hill in the exact same way for a really long time."

THR explained that as part of her deal with ABC, Rhimes had been given an all-inclusive pass to Disneyland for herself and another for her nanny.

One day, Rhimes needed one for her sister, as she would be accompanying her older daughter to the park.

After the company hesitantly agreed, only one pass worked when they got to Disney.

When Rhimes made a call to an executive at ABC to try and sort out their deal, he allegedly replied, "Don't you have enough?"

The 50-year-old said she was shocked. She thanked the exec before hanging up the phone and calling her lawyer to workout a deal with Netflix.

In August of 2017, it was officially announced that Rhimes would be leaving ABC after 15 years for a nine-figure deal with the popular streaming service.

Now that is a BOSS MOVE, SHONDA!

h/t: The Hollywood Reporter.

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