ISAIAH WASHINGTON APOLOGIZES
Isaiah Washington has apologized to his castmates in an exclusive statement for People Magazine. The actor says: ""I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set. Both are beneath my own personal standards. … I have nothing but respect for my coworkers … and have apologized personally to everyone involved."
The magazine reports that the incident did occur and the homophobic slur was used as Washington mouthed off his frustration with co-star T.R. Knight's absence. Knight, who was late to film a scene, was also not present at the time when Washington uttered the slur. Dempsey, who defended the gay actor, had then (according to the magazine) told Washington to "f... off".
US Magazine has gone even further. They are running a cover story about the incident with a special report on Isaiah Washington's previous on-set tantrums and a restraining order filed against the actor in 1997. According to the magazine, people on the "Grey's Anatomy" set are intimidated by the actor and his diva-like behaviour.