Finch allegedly went to great lengths to appear ill in front of his colleagues, with an unnamed former colleague speaking out The Ankler that the writer is a colleague “who has lost his hair, whose skin is yellow and green, has a visible chemo port bandage, who always takes breaks to vomit, who only eats salts for a long time and who writes and talked. about his experiences all the time.”
In addition to pretending he had cancer, Finch also told his colleagues in 2019 that his brother had died by suicide, The Ankler reported. In fact, the outlet said, he is alive, and living in Florida.
But amid his regrets for lying to his co-workers, Finch shared that he misses his co-writers on the series.
“One of the things that made it very difficult,” he admitted, “is that they rallied around a false narrative that I gave.”
And he hopes that taking responsibility will one day help mend some of the damaged relationships his lies brought about.
“I can only hope that the work I’ve done will allow me to get back into relationships,” Finch explained, “where I can say, ‘OK, I did this, I hurt a lot of people and I’m going to go back to work on my f–king ass because this is where I want to be and I know what it’s like to lose everything.'”