Isaiah Washington Attacks T.R. Knight
Fired "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington is not going away without a fight. In an interview with Houston Chronicle, the actor claims "there is no way in his heart he could be homophobic" and says T.R. Knight should have been fired because he manipulated the entire incident to "get himself a raise and stop being perceived as a dopey character and become the leading man."
Washington also claims that when T.R. Knight said on the Ellen show in January of this year that he called him a f***** - he lied. He are the actor's words taken from a telephone interview with the publication:
"I used the word during a disagreement with Patrick. I apologized for that. We shook hands and went back to work."
"I am considering a lawsuit. My livelihood, my honor and dignity and my name have been so challenged."
"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."
"My use of the word at the [Golden Globes] awards ceremony was taken out of context. I was responding to a reporter's question about whether I had used the slur."
"That was a shock. I did everything they told me to do, including not saying anything, and then they didn't renew my contract. That's not fair."
"I'm not angry. I'm disappointed."