VIDEO: Washington Uses Homophobic Slur In The Press Room
What really happened on Monday night backstage in the Golden Globes press room? This video from the official Golden Globes website reveals how it all happened.
Back in early October, Isaiah Washington used a homophobic slur on the set of "Grey's Anatomy" when he got into an argument with co-star Patrick Dempsey telling him that "he wasn't his little f****t like T.R.".
Their co-star T.R. Knight who plays George O'Malley had yet to come out of the closet at that point, in fact the actor revealed on Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday it was that exact incident and the impact of the slur that caused him to come out.
Knight eventually released a statement confirming he was gay once the conflict between Isaiah and "McDreamy" hit the tabloids.
Fast forward to Monday night when the entire cast had just won the Golden Globe for Best Drama and they all crowded onto a tiny stage in the press room for a little Q&A with the reporters.
When a reporter asked Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator, to comment on, what he referred to as "the biggest story of the year", Shonda was about to answer when Isaiah grabbed the mic and said:
"No, I did not call T.R. a f****t. It never happened. It never happened."
Shonda, who tried to keep things light, while co-stars Patrick Dempsey and Eric Dane appeared increasingly uncomfortable in the background, said:
"I think that the best statement is that things were created in a very odd way by the press that were not necessarily completely reported as true."
Needless to say, T.R. Knight got upset over Isaiah's repeated use of the word f****t and had to be kept from leaving the podium by his co-star Sandra Oh.
The GG camera was focusing on Shonda during the incident, so you will not be able to see T.R.'s reaction as he was standing on the far left (in contrast, Isaiah was standing on the far right).
Co-star Katherine Heigl who says T.R. is her best friend on the set then immediately spoke to the Access Hollywood crew saying Isaiah Washington should not be allowed to speak in public.
You can see the video of the incident by clicking HERE.