Isaiah Washington will not rest until he’s run his faggot-flinging firing scandal into the deepest, darkest depths of hell. The former Grey’s Anatomy actor, who will appear on Larry King next Monday, recently rang homo-journo Keith Boykin to set the record straight. Again…
Sticking to his story that producers should have sacked TR Knight, who Washington inadvertently outed, Washington tells Boykin:
I’m not firing back at anybody else in the cast but T.R. Knight and Katie Heigl because they both know as well as Chandra Wilson knows that T.R. Knight was very tactical in trying to remove me from the show because he knows that I know, and I was gagged, that he has been working on a conspiracy to get Patrick Dempsey and myself off the show for the last year and a half.
The only reason I used his name, T.R., in the argument was because he had led me to believe that Patrick Dempsey was so abusive and so horrible to people in a two and a half hour conversation on the plane. For two and a half hours, this boy talked my ear off, Keith, about how horrible Patrick Dempsey is and how he needs to be removed from the show. And in my argument, the irony of it is that Patrick happened to show some behavior that was very in line with what T.R. was telling me on the plane and I challenged T.R. to deny it or say this isn’t true.
Washington goes on to accuse Knight of plotting the entire ordeal – and not caring about gay communities:
This is something that T.R. Knight has been trying to do and using the incident of the so-called F-word that was targeted at him, which is a flat out lie, to blackmail the writers into doing his bidding, and it’s not working. The producers are not happy about it, and quite frankly, they all think that something has gone awfully awry with the stability of T.R. Knight. And I can freely say this now because I am no longer a Disney employee and I am no longer gagged. But everyone there, including the producers, all the way up to Touchstone, are very disappointed in the behavior of T.R. Knight.
And let me be clear Keith. All of this I’m saying to you has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he’s gay. He came out October 19 as purely a tactical move to do exactly what it did, get public opinion in an outrage to lead them to believe that he is being picked on because he is gay. He could care less about the gay community.
So, Knight simply bent the situation to suit his career goals? Certainly plausible, but not necessarily believable. Why would Knight risk his career by coming out just to put Washington out of a job? But, if Washington’s to be believed – a big if, to say the least – perhaps The Advocate should have reconsidered putting Knight on their annual pride issue.