Washington was reportedly accused of using a homophobic slur, directed at a co-star, who was not present at the time. The ensuing controversy resulted in the elimination of his character from the series. Washington revealed that he spoke to Democratic California Congresswoman Barbara Lee about the incident before he lost his job. You're going down,'" recalled Washington, who said that ABC representatives asked him to make a formal apology and refrain from speaking about the event.
Isaiah Washington says anti-gay remarks led to him being blacklisted in Hollywood
Howard University’s Isaiah Washington — The Undefeated
When Isaiah Washington was fired from his role as Dr. Preston Burke on ABC's Grey's Anatomy in for using homophobic slurs not once, but twice, in public, "everything just fell apart," the actor said in a recent interview with The Huffington Post. I couldn't afford to have an agent …I couldn't afford to have a publicist …I couldn't afford to continue. At the time, the year-old actor had used a derogatory term in reference to his Grey's costar T. Knight during an on-set argument, calling him a "f—ot"; Knight later came out as gay.
Isaiah Washington Recalls Getting A 'Beatdown' After Being Mistaken For Gay During His Early Years
Former Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington, who was fired from the show for using a homophobic slur, told Fox Nation's Nuff Said why he feels some in Hollywood are afraid to "come out" as conservative and his reason for leaving the Democratic party. I sat down with IWashington on Nuffsaid on foxnation pic. Washington explained why he supports the WalkAway movement, an online campaign encouraging people who feel left behind by the Democratic party to seek other alternatives, like the Republican party. Washington says Democrats are "not doing enough" for the black community.
Isaiah Washington played a major role in the first three seasons of Grey's Anatomy. Preston Burke was not only the head of cardiothoracic surgery at Seattle Grace, but was engaged to the best character in the world — a. Cristina Yang Sandra Oh. But all of that changed suddenly in