Sophia Bush Reveals Why She Exited ‘Chicago P.D.’: ‘I Left Because I Wanted To’

There continues to be some confusion about Sophia Bush’s exit from “Chicago P.D.”, which the actress insists was of her own accord while some fans think she was fired — and Bush took to Instagram to set the record straight.

As TV Line reports, a the former “One Tree Hill” star shared in Instagram post linking to a Hollywood Reporter story about her new development deal with 20th Century Fox, which led to some comments relating to why she left “Chicago P.D.”

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While one commenter wrote that the development deal “may be why she left,” another comment replied that “it sounded like they cut her not she cut them.”

Bush herself jumped in to explain what really went down. “Took me a long time and a lot of hard work to get out of that show. Please don’t demean my capabilities by degrading my position” she wrote.

“I left because I wanted to,” added Bush. “End of story.”

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Bush left “Chicago P.D.” after four seasons of playing Det. Erin Lindsay, with the character moving to New York to take a job working with an FBI counter-terrorism unit.

When asked about Bush’s exit during a session at the Television Critics Association press tour, “Chicago P.D.” exec producer Dick Wolf wouldn’t elaborate on the reasons behind her decision, simply confirming, “She wanted to leave,” adding: “I don’t think it will have any effect at all.”

“Chicago P.D.” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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