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Isaiah Washington Raising Money for ‘Bass Reeves’ Feature After Announcing Retirement

Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington attends the Men of Impact Honoree Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel on June 3, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

*After announcing his “early retirement” from acting last week, Isaiah Washington is now raising money to make a feature film about Bass Reeves. 

Washington launched a GoFundMe on Thursday, asking people to donate $1 toward his $1 million independent movie project. 

“After seeing the incredible positive response to my recent announcement of retirement from the entertainment industry on social media, it became clear that I have been operating outside of the traditional Hollywood system successfully for the last 15 year’s,” Washington wrote. 

Washington’s project will see him play Bass Reeves, who was one of the first Black deputy US marshals.

READ MORE: Isaiah Washington Announces ‘Early Retirement’ From Acting: ‘The Useful Idiots Have Won’

“I’m asking for an initial 1 million dollars in support and my ultimate goal is 5 million. I have never asked for help or financial support like this in my life or career,” Washington wrote on Twitter. 

Prior to launching his fundraiser campaign, Washington announced his retirement from acting on social media Tuesday, declaring that America is turning into a socialist and communist country.

The “Grey’s Anatomy” star said he had “fought the good fight,” but the “useful idiots [had] won.”

“It is with a heavy heart and a sense of relief that I am announcing my early retirement from the entertainment industry today. Those who have been Following/Witnessing my journey here on Twatter since 2011 all know that I have fought the good fight, but it seems that the haters, provocateurs and the Useful Idiots have won,” the former Fox Nation host tweeted.

Washinton, a former Trump/MAGA supporter, also noted that race was being used to “divide” society.

As of Monday, Washington has raised over $10,000 for his film. Check out the campaign page here.

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