Says Knight Plotted Scandal

Isaiah Lets It All Out

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.

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  • KJ

    “Survivor” meets Grey’s Anatomy.

    Now THAT’s some damn fine television!

  • badnfluenz

    I think Isaiah is being pathetic about it, the man obviously is pissed off because he got fired so he wants to stir up drama. Now everyone and their mama will agree with me to say if Knight called Washington the N word all hell would have broken loose, but because Knight was called a fag and Washington lost his job he’s throwing a bitch fit.

  • rock

    Now let’s see….T.R. Knight is really Machiavelli and he designed this entire elaborate scheme to get Patrick Dempsey off the show….and in the process…by a snafu, Isaiah Washington gets the boot….because he never used the “F” word and he is the victim (after he assaults Patrick Dempsey, spews homophobic comments on more then one occassion..including at the Golden Globes to a world wide audience and with T.R. Knight standing there..and no bully effec there…)

    the worse part to add insult to injury is that GLAAD enables Isaiah Washington in his conduct…

    damn, that T.R. Knight is pretty damn good..not only is he a Machiavillian actor, not only did he get OUTed by Washington and make his life a living hell on the set and of course since he lead a very quiet, private life (i.e. did anyone read any stories of T.R. Knight in magazines compared to the numerous stories on Washington and Dempsey before this all happened….there were probably NONE.)

    Washington is a homophobe of the highest order and GLAAD helped enable his conduct….let me guess, dear good kind hearted Washington would have done PSAs regarding homophobia any way if this incident didn’t happen.

    Tell Isaiah to talk to the hand…no one is buying his version of crazy today or any day..and certainly not interested in hearing or reading about his homophobia….maybe he has self loathing issues and deep down is Gay..I sure as heck hope not….we don’t need the likes of his homopbobic and violent punching ways in the Gay community….good way to solve problems….Isaiah, first you try to strangle Patrick Dempsey, then you engage in homophic comments and don’t quit you are engaged in conspiracy theories and continue to spew homophobic hate….

    I see that all that therapy with the help of GLAAD worked real well…NOT!!!

  • hisurfer

    I’m still not convinced he’s homophobic, I was uncomfortable with all the hoops GLAAD made him jump through, I think his firing was bullshit after he jumped through all the aforementioned hoops, I don’t think TR is any kind of hero …

    … and even I’m thinking that Isaiah is bringing on the crazy & needs to shut up, pronto. He’s sliding into Anne Heche territory.

  • Paul Raposo

    Mr. Washington still hasn’t explained why this has anything to do with him calling TR Knight a “faggot.”

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