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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Interesting and educational, but would participate in something more on this topic?


Grey's Anatomy's reviews WILL decline without Isaiah Washington! He is a dynamic "brother" that not even Denzel Washington can replace on THAT show! His smooth chirisma, good looks with the dimple, and that white coat was sexy as HELL!


I can believe so many of you defend this man just because his black and not because he is wright. As a dark skin gay man, all of this hits home. He was my favorite character on the show but he had to go. I can believe you guys-are blaming TR knight for IW words and behavior. He made this bed all by himself. I have also read and seen most of the articles and video and this are the fact as I see them:
1. IW and PD got into a physical altercation because patrick was late to set for the second time.
2. IW said to PD in front of everyone " I am not you bitch, am not your little faggot like TR"
3. TR was present , around the conner, and heard it us did everyone else that was getting ready to go on location( the episode where they all go fishing). To the people that said he was not present . think . IF he was not, IW would have been mad at TR for being late and not PD. 4. what would have been a testosterone driving fight between cast became the next day in the media all about who got call a faggot on set. everyone wanted to know "who is the gay on gray's" like one of the headline read. it became all about that in the media. the people started reporting that it was T.R. knight. IW might have as well gone on Jay Leno and said TRK is gay. 5. T.R. knight comes out on people to squash farther rumors. and it seem to work until.... 6. IW goes on the award show and did what he did, and an interview on access hollywood lies about ever using the word, Go see it on you tube. 7. T.R. knight goes on ellen. GO SEE IT ON YOUTUBE. 8. ABC had plans to let him go from the get go.(it take time to rewrite all of those episode with the wedding) so they had to know at least three mouth in advance what the ending was going to be. They didn't want to let him go until all the episode of the season where film and made IW jump through hoops to keep his hopes a live until the final episode of the season had air so it would not affect ratings us much. And they didn't have to explain the sodden disappearance of one of the main characters on the show without any cause. Cold, but its how the industry works. 9. he gets fired. And we see all the sad display, today. HE did get played by the network, but at the end of the day he made his own bed.


MJ, I'm sorry you heard what you wanted to hear. The "rightfully so" was the beginning of another sentence he didn't finish. Watch the interview and read the transcript again and you'll see IW denied saying PD couldn't act but admitted implying it. That was a lie. IW very literally said he was referring to TRK by saying "I'm not your FWord, I'm not TR." But I notice you failed to address the fact that he claimed several times to never have referred to TRK as such. Again, he lied and you are trying to help him cover it up. Larry King believed Paris so that shows how anxious you are to put your faith in anyone who shows any semblance of support for IW. I'm pointing out the lies, you're giving unsubstantiated blind defense.


I think Larry King believes him, too. I like when IW mention that the National Enqurier first reported it, then the New York Times reported it , and Larry jumped in to say that their [New YorK Times] not always right. Larry saying that spoke volume.


In his explanation he was saying that he would not be treated like a b, p or f, meaning the way that PD was treating TR, according to what TR had been telling IW. That wasn't calling TR a f. I more incline to believe IW simply because there has never been any indication that they didn't get along, and that there was any animosity between the two. I've always seen pictures of them smiling together. Also, he didn't lie about saying PD couldn't act. I'm not sure if you intentional missed this so you could call him a liar, but this is what was said. IW: "he thought I said that he couldn't act, and he was rightfully so." He didn't lie, he admitted that, and that's when Larry questioned him further about it.
See this just proves that people hear what they want to hear.


IW is a liar!!!


WASHINGTON: I don't want to racialize this thing, you know? LIE EXPOSED: KING: Do you think, Isaiah, there's anything racist in this? If you were a white member of the cast, do you think it would have been different?
WASHINGTON: I don't know. But I think it is unfortunate that this smacks of that. I would like to feel in my heart that it's not that.
(in 6/28/07 interview): "If a black man can't get forgiveness in this country, when so many other people like Robert Downey Jr. and the governor of California get second and third chances … I think that says a lot about race and this country where we stand. But someone heard the booming voice of a black man and got really scared and that was the beginning of the end for me. Well, it didn't help me on the set that I was a black man who wasn't a mush-mouth Negro walking around with his head in his hands all the time. I didn't speak like I'd just left the plantation and that can be a problem for people sometime," he says. "I had a person in human resources tell me after this thing played out that 'some people' were afraid of me around the studio. I asked her why, because I'm a 6-foot-1, black man with dark skin and who doesn't go around saying ‘Yessah, massa sir' and ‘No sir, massa' to everyone? It's nuts when your presence alone can just scare people, and that made me a prime candidate to take the heat in a dysfunctional family."


CLAIM: WASHINGTON to PD: We've been standing here waiting on you here for 20 minutes.
He says, so he says, "Well, whatever. Whatever." He blows me off, which was fine. And I said OK. This coverage is on us and time is ticking away. And we're waiting on Ellen for off-camera. And I said, "Well, why are we waiting on Ellen? I don't need to wait on Ellen. We just have one line that he'll say to you and then you can go on your way."
Then he says, "Well, I need Ellen."
And I said, "Well, I don't need Ellen. I can act."
Now that was the moment that sent it into a different zone. And as we talked later after the argument, he thought I said that he could not act. LIE EXPOSED: KING: Well, you were implying that by saying I can act.
KING: Meaning he can't act.


CLAIM (at one point in the LKL interview): KING: And the "F" word meaning he was treating you like a gay person?
WASHINGTON: No. Just, in terms of the way I meant it is that any -- the "F" word to me, at that particular time, before this took off in this other direction, in terms of sexual orientation, it meant something -- it meant, to me, someone who is being weak --
WASHINGTON: -- a person who is not being treated -- is not deserving of respect. LIE EXPOSED (at another point in the LKL interview): WASHINGTON: Well, I kind of grew up in a gay community here in New York and...
KING: Gay friends?
WASHINGTON: Yes. And the word was thrown around quite a bit.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.