People.com Entertainment TV Shonda Rhimes Slams Katherine Heigl: I Don't Put Up with Nasty People "I don't have time for it," says the creator of Grey's Anatomy By Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez is the Editor in Chief/General Manager of Entertainment Weekly. Formerly at People magazine and The A.V. Club, the Critics Choice and Television Critics Association member has appeared on 'Today,' 'Extra!,' 'Access Hollywood,' 'E! News,' 'CNN,' and 'Nightline,' and can be seen frequently on 'Good Morning America.' Follow the Texas Native at @PatrickGomezLA wherever your media is social for all things 'For All Mankind' 'Top Chef,' and puppy related. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 9, 2014 07:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty If you want to work for Shonda Rhimes, there’s one important thing to know: don’t be a jerk. “I don’t put up with bulls— or nasty people. I don’t have time for it,” the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal tells the Hollywood Reporter of what she calls her “no a–holes policy.” The policy is one Rhimes implemented on the set of her Kerry Washington-led drama after weathering some scandals of her own in the early years of Grey’s. “I learned a lot of stuff,” Rhimes says of dealing with the controversy of former Grey’s actor Isaiah Washington‘s use of a gay slur as well as the drama involving Katherine Heigl, who left the hit ABC show in 2010 after months of dramatic headlines. “There are no Heigls in this situation,” Rhimes says of the Scandal cast, which actress Katie Lowes has described to PEOPLE as “a family.” Who Does PEOPLE Think Is the Most Powerful (and Beloved) Woman in TV? And it seems the “family” couldn t ask for a better mother figure. “She has such a great ability to lead all of us in a supportive loving way. She is an advocate for us,” Lowes says of Rhimes, who is also the executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder. “[Scandal] is the best place I’ve ever worked in my life.” • With reporting by MATTHEW COLE WEISS Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!