Knight says being insulted by Isaiah Washington prompted him to admit he's gay. So I think when that happened, something shifted, and it became bigger than myself. We talked about it. It became important to make the statement. In the Golden Globe press room on Monday night, Washington denied using the slur.
Isaiah Washington Explains Why He Used Slur
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The star was fired from hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy after an onset altercation with Patrick Dempsey, in which he referred to gay castmate T. Washington made matters worse backstage at the Golden Globe Awards that year 07 when he reiterated the offensive word as he attempted to play down the incident, and he now admits he was wrong to revisit the controversy at the high-profile event because he was drunk. During an appearance on U. No one told me not to drink for four hours without eating! So you know, I was pretty much asleep at the wheel and I had a lot of anxiety
Isaiah Washington: 'I lost everything after gay slur controversy'
The fired Grey's star blames Patrick Dempsey's behavior for prompting their on-set argument. Interviewed on Larry King Live on Monday the interview was taped on Friday , Washington said he regretted not confronting Dempsey the first time he was late, so he challenged him the second time. According to Washington, Dempsey erupted.
Washington last week publicly used an anti-gay slur for the second time in roughly three months, a Disney executive said Friday. The situation has potentially great implications for ABC, which is reaping millions of dollars in advertising revenues from a show that, in its third season, is among the highest rated on television. The executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because company officials were instructed not to go beyond a prepared statement, said that Mr. Washington, 43, who portrays Dr. On Thursday, the first broadcast since the show won for best dramatic television series at the Golden Globes, the audience numbered nearly 22 million, according to ABC.