Fans of the CBS procedural were shocked back in June 2017 when it was revealed that Park and fellow regular, Daniel Dae Kim were out of the drama after seven seasons.
At the time, there were reports that negotiations broke down with the two stars because they failed to achieve salary parity with co-stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan.
However, Park sat down with Entertainment Weekly and said that
“There were a number of factors spanning the show that affected the non-renewal of my contract.”
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Despite her exit, Park maintained that she's “grateful for the lessons learned," and that her decision to depart “what was best for my integrity.”
Park went on to speak about the series showrunner,