Patrick Dempsey Severs Ties to Coffee Chain He Brought Back to Life

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The Grey's Anatomy star is no longer involved with Tully's, the formerly bankrupt Seattle coffee chain he and partner Michael Avenatti resuscitated in January. After resolving a dispute, Avenatti and Dempsey released a joint statement in which the actor said he was "happy to have been a part of the effort that brought awareness to the Tully's brand." The chainlet's approximately 40 Puget Sound-area stores, which compete with Starbucks, will now go on without McDreamy. [AP/CBS Seattle via Sprudge, Earlier]