Isaiah Washington says T.R. Knight should've been fired
Washington gave an interview to the Houston Chronicle, his hometown newspaper, where he says that actor T.R. Knight is the one who should have been fired from Grey's Anatomy. Sure, Washington is the one who practically got into a fistfight on set with co-star Patrick Dempsey after Washington used a derogatory gay slur referring to Knight. But, Washington says, Knight went on to have the nerve to be offended by it and ended up creating a negative work environment.
Plus, Washington alleges, Knight was just angling for a raise. Washington says that Knight is lying about even hearing the comment because, he says, "I used the word during a disagreement with Patrick. I apologized for that. We shook hands and went back to work."
And, once again, he blamed the media when he used the same gay slur in front of reporters at the Golden Globes. He says it was "taken out of context". How is that possible, exactly? He said the word... again... into a microphone... with a room full of reporters. Video is here.
While everything I've heard and read sounds like Washington is the bad guy, he does make a good point about defending his own honor. He said that he kept quiet like ABC asked and he still got fired and only now does he have the opportunity to try and clear his name. And, hey, we probably don't know the entire story.
At this point, I am not sure anyone is going to believe Isaiah Washington. It doesn't matter anymore if the incident has been blown out of proportion. It's really time for him to stop trying to clear his name, shut the hell up, and appreciate that he's even working right now. So far, he doesn't seem to be doing himself any favors.