"Grey's Anatomy" Star Heigl Lashes Out At Co-Star Washington For Homophobic Slur
JANUARY 16, 2007: Oh, no! He's at it again! "Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl lashed out at her co-star Isaiah Washington after the Golden Globes yesterday, because of his use of the word "f****t" in the Golden Globes press room and said to Access Hollywood "he should not speak in public".
After Isaiah Washington used the homophobic slur in the Golden Globes press room on Monday she told the entertainment program she was not OK with it.
Heigl said this was something the cast and the drama producer and showrunner Shonda Rhimes had to deal with internally and hoped they could work it out.
Heigl also said T.R. Knight was her best friend and she would "throw down for that kid" and she "would beat you up" and "use every ounce of energy to bring you down if you hurt his feelings".
Heigl said she would probably "get into a lot of trouble for being that blunt", but she was not OK with what Isaiah said.
Heigl's comments are available on video on Access Hollywood's website.
Following Heigl's comments, Isaiah Washington immediately went into the Access Hollywood studio to defend himself:
"There is no way I could do anything so vile, and so horrible, not only to a castmate, but to a fellow human being," he insisted.
When asked what spurred his comments on the October incident Washington told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, "It's the truth. It did not happen. I was going to hire some other great shiny publicist, but you know what, God laid it on my heart to say it because it was so close. The reports were all wrong. It did not happen."
Earlier in the evening Isaiah was quoted by the same program as saying on the red carpet: "I love gay. I wanted to be gay. Please let me be gay."