It's ridiculous that a presidential candidate could say something like this.
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Isaiah Washington is so upset about being fired from Grey's Anatomy that he's threatening legal action against the producers of the show.
"They fired the wrong guy," Washington told the Houston Chronicle in a new interview on Wednesday.
The embattled actor and Houston native is fighting back and not keeping quiet over what he perceives as his grievances.
"I have to clear my name," says Isaiah. "I'll start from the beginning. I'm telling everything. So here's the truth."
Washington said [T.R.] Knight, who plays Dr. George O'Malley, stirred up the notion that the slur was targeted at him and created a negative work environment. Washington also alleged that Knight likely wanted a salary increase and a more substantive role for his character.Knight, who acknowledged that he was gay after the incident, told Ellen DeGeneres in January that Washington used the slur against him and that "everyone (on the set) heard it."
"That's a lie," Washington said. "I used the word during a disagreement with Patrick. I apologized for that. We shook hands and went back to work."
He said he is considering a lawsuit. "My livelihood, my honor and dignity and my name have been so challenged."
"I was not fired for making homophobic slurs," he said. "I did everything I said I would do. I offered to go to counseling, to do a public service announcement. I wanted everyone to know I was remorseful."
"I did everything they told me to do, including not saying anything, and then they didn't renew my contract. That's not fair."
The 43-year-old Washington said this was the first negative incident in his 20 years in Hollywood.
He said he made three errors in judgment: "believing the cast of Grey's Anatomy were like family; believing I had the freedom to express myself with family and that we could resolve our issues; and trusting ABC was going to take care of me."
What the fuckitty fuck????
Isaiah is living in his own little dream world!
First of all, Us Weekly and many other outlets have reported many negative incidents Washington had with previous colleagues in his 20 years in Hollywood.
Secondly, to insinuate that this was all just a stunt for T.R. knight to get a pay raise is insulting and disgusting.
And third, you were fired, bitch. Deal with it!
P.S. It's nice to see your true colors coming out. As you just said, you only went to counseling and did that public service announcement because you thought that's what you needed to do to save your job.