Heigl plays Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy and also appears in the Judd Apatow comedy Knocked Up, which is scheduled for a June release.KATHERINE HEIGL'S STATEMENT
''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.''