Shonda Rhimes’ response to Shawn Ryan

I have to tell all of you that (Shawn Ryan’s) email directly reflects the stance I came to over a very long night in New York. I absolutely believed that I would edit our episodes. Until a thought hit me: how can I walk a picket line and then continue to essentially work? How am I supposed to look at myself in the mirror or look at my child years from now and know that I did not have the courage of my convictions to stand up and put myself more at risk than anyone else? So I choose not to render my services as a producer. I choose to honor the strike. And I am proud that you all stand with me.

– Shonda

(Originally posted 11/07/07 at UnitedHollywood.com)

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