Isaiah Washington to Appear on Larry King; Gives Revealing Interview to Gay Blogger

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Isaiah Washington Strikes Back
That's right, even more news about Isaiah Washington.

It's not that we wish to continue discussing the firing of Isaiah Washington ad nauseam. But new developments continue to arise, and the drama seems to be becoming stranger by the day.

That said, what we try to do is present all the facts we come across, as they are presented to us, and let readers decide for themselves.

Michael Ausiello from TV Guide reports that the former Grey's Anatomy star will sit down for a discussion with Larry King on CNN's Larry King Live on Monday, July 2.

This will be the actor's first TV interview since being fired. In an attempt to tell his side of the story, expect the interview to cover the incidents with T.R. Knight and Patrick Dempsey, the Golden Globes, the PSA, his firing, a potential law suit against ABC, and the media frenzy.

Isaiah Washington now claims that Patrick Dempsey agrees with the fact that T.R. Knight should have been fired. In a recent interview with gay rights activist/BET host Keith Boykin, the actor said:

"I know Patrick Dempsey has supported me by stating that if there is anyone that needs to be fired, it is T.R. Knight, because he has created such a negative environment on the set."

Follow this link to read Boykin's interview with Washington. Then come back and tell us what you think about his remarks.

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CLAIM (at one point in the LKL interview): KING: So you weren't referring to him (TRK) as being an F person?
WASHINGTON: Never. Never.
KING: Or anybody else being one?
WASHINGTON: Never, Larry. Never, never, never, never,
KING: You said you can't treat me like a --
WASHINGTON: No. LIE EXPOSED (at another point in the LKL interview): WASHINGTON: I said, "I don't -- I don't want to bring anymore attention to this than I already have. I don't want to throw anybody under the bus, but I've got to clear my name. I -- this is misinterpreted. I did not say" -- I said yes, you're not going to "B" me, "P" me, "F" me, because I'm not T.R.


Preston Burke was the most interesting character on Grey's (and the sexiest!). And George is not only the least interesting on the show but is terribly miscast--there is no chemistry between him and his various love interests. the show will suffer the loss of Dr. Burke, regardless of what anyone thinks about Isaiah Washington personally. It looks to me like T.R. Knight has exacerbated the situation when he wasn't the subject of the insult. Now the show is broken. JMHO


It seems that as most of us I assume are Americans? In America a man isn't suppose to be guilty until proven so, that's how politics work. Hollywood is political, Each party gets to prove their sides. Everyone including fans started throwing knives at IW before they heard both sides. If you remember PD admitted himself he did not have a good reputation at one point either for his quick temper in Hollywood as well, and got banned for years. Now I love PD so much, but I also see IW point...why shouldn't he want to tell his side of the story? It looks like people still want to deny the truth. He already admitted he was wrong but to tell his side of the what happened that day is the way any of us would want to do. Theres nothing worse than being called a liar when you know you are telling the truth. None of us were there, I don't know how you can be so cruel. From the beginning if you actually read any of it before you started saying he's a liar, it was reported that TR came in after the fact. Men argue Men fight they use their fist and cuss each other out to get a point across. I wonder if you would have been so cruel to PD if the shoe was on the other foot. If any of you have siblings I am sure you have been through this and would go to your mother and father to prove that you weren't the one to play ball in the house and broke your grandmothers vase and would beat the hell out of your brother if he didn't tell the truth about it!


Is anybody paying attention? It looks like everyone against Isaiah has their agenda earplugs in.
1: This story came out when it shouldn't have been news. Who cares if a private conversation, or working arguement offended somebody else? Take it to your boss, not the press!
2: Isaiah's recorded use of faggot (isn't that a bundle of twigs?) was clearly a reply if you listen to the intonation. Plus, if you can't use the word you're talking about in its own discussion it's kind of childish.
3: Later the studio put a gag order on it's employees leaving the press and factions to fester. At the same time the cast puts together what really happened, like T.R. never actually hearing the conversation.
4: Isaiah isn't under contract any more and is the only one free to tell any story.
5: He isn't slamming Dempsey, he's saying everyone fell for T.R.'s act. Like nobody gay can be a conniving prick? Happens everywhere. Sorry. I've worked with and around SAG actors and made friends with industry people well enough to know how that little world works. Never break a contract, gag orders are real! When the word goes out that YOU can't be controlled by the fine print YOU signed then YOU can't get a good job. They use that contract to control everything from when you work to who you associate with. If you're in a contract and they tell you not to be seen with somebody they've fired, ALL the studios find out if you disobeyed. They don't care if you've been poker buddies or are even married. Everyone knows that "Sorry. Can't work with you." is a death sentence. And some people are so cowed they'll avoid you so their studio won't think you side with them. At least now there are independent film studios with big studio quality. But as far as Hollywood work goes, forget it for at least a year. Work is out of town.


I am watching the interview now and all I can say is T.R. is a major asshole(I don't usually like to curse but that is the only way to describe him at this moment). Isaiah Washington seems very disapointed in himself and his castmastes for how this whole thing went down. I don't think he's lying at all and I bet you anything that it is ver free and liberating for him to finally clear his name and make sure that everyone gets the real story on what happened. And by the way, T.R gives the gay community a bad name. He's such a drama queen and hoepfully karma will comeback to bite him in the ass. As for Patrick, he needs to remember that he was NOTHING before Grey's Anatomy came along. He should be kissing the people who work at ABC and Shonda's asses for giving him this chance at a comeback. I will most likely still watch the show just because I love Ellen, Sandra, Chandra, Sara and Justin but screw Patrick, Kate, and especially screw T.R. And for the recorder THE CAST OF ER WOULD HAVE NEVER ACTED LIKE THIS BECAUSE THEY HAVE CLASS!!!!!!!!!


I think Isaiah is RIGHT to be talking to everyone about the injustice he's suffering from Grey's Anatomy. And Yes, I think T.R. Knight is milking his way to the top by playing the victim, and Katherine Heigl is totally supporting it. For some reason, they didn't support Isaiah being on the show and they did everything possible for get him out - he's a great actor with many more years in business than them and they conspired to kick him out. So he needs to speak out as much as possible against the crazy stuff that happens in the TV industry in favor of young, immature Hollywood-ites who have no substance or talent.


I don't think this is at all a gay thing. It is plain jealousy that is it. Like I said the TR character can be gotten rid of. Not because of him being really not that great of a part of the show but because of the crap he has started in his own show.


Does no one see this is ofcourse like a he said she said sort or thing. Like women and gossip and the story has twisted and twisted. Maybe he did say it and maybe it is possible that TR took the story and dramatized it to his likeing. Why would Washington years ago write a article about gay people and go against those values he held. Is it at all possible that TR is being a drama queen and causeing trouble on is own set and with the people he works with. Telling Patrick this and that and then turning it around on him and tellin Washington that Patrick is this and that and therefore changeing the way he may feel or think of him. Not sure about you but sometimes the little people who don't get the great part and are not happy with what they have get jealous. I think just that that this is whay may have all happend.
Just work it out guys and if not well any character should go you can ask TR to go..


This is getting dull.
I wish Isaiah and T.R. and who ever else is in this should just take this aside and stop this because I'm afraid at some point this is going to effect the show just because our actors couldn't talk things out or be a bit more mature about situations like this. -_-


T.R KNIGH should absolutely BE FIRED!!! He's not important at all for the story, and he's becoming more and more ennoying. Please, put someone else in his place, someone with charisma, intelligence and good-looking, unlike him. PLEASE!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.


Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)