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Isaiah Washington leaves 'Grey's Anatomy'
Friday, June 08, 2007 - reddit
I don't really think this is big news, Washington made a bigoted comment about gays and all of his co-stars and much of the entertainment media freaked out as if things like that don't happen on a daily basis. Now it seems ABC is dumping him for it.
Multiple sources are telling me that Isaiah Washington will not be returning to Grey's Anatomy next season. An ABC Studios spokesperson confirms that the actor's contract option has not been picked up, but declined further comment.
One insider, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation, speculated that the decision was likely due only in part to the T.R. Knight homophobic-slur scandal and the subsequent fallout. "There was a pattern of problematic behavior going back before he used the F-word," says my spy. "I imagine [his dismissal] was the result of all of that."
From Matt Ausiello
, who was the first person to report (correctly) that CBS was ordering new episodes of canceled series Jericho
for air next year.Topics: Television, Greys Anatomy, Isaiah Washington
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