Sunday, September 19, 2021

Isaiah Washington Blasts Former ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Co-star Katherine Heigl Over 2007 Feud

*Isaiah Washington took to Twitter on Monday to call out his former “Grey’s Anatomy” co-star Katherine Heigl.

Washington posted a photo of the actress, along with the caption, “This woman once proclaimed that I should ‘never’ be allowed to speak publicly again. The world agreed with her proclamation back then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007, because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech.”

He added, “I’ve learned that all money ain’t good money and no amount of money can replace your dignity and integrity. Some call it living by your principles.”

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Washington had a fallout with Heigl in 2007 after he reportedly called co-star T.R. Knight a ‘f*ggot’ during a backstage argument with Patrick Dempsey.

The veteran actor issued an apology, but was ultimately forced to exit the drama series. He also denied using the homophobic slur. 

Heigl said of Washington at the time, “I’m going to be really honest right now, he needs to just not speak in public. Period. I’m sorry, that did not need to be said, I’m not okay with it,” she told Access Hollywood.

A source told Page Six on Tuesday that Heigl stands by how she reacted to the onset drama between Washington, Dempsey and Knight

“Katherine stood up for her close friend twice when Isaiah publicly outed him and called him a f—-t,” the source told us, adding, “That’s hate talk, not free speech. She is proud that she stood up for him. Katherine is and always will be an advocate and ally to LGBTQ community.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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