Preston Burke in the first three seasons of the series Grey's Anatomy from to Washington began his career collaborating with director Spike Lee on the films Crooklyn , Clockers , Girl 6 , and Get on the Bus He was dismissed after the third season due to a usage of homophobic slurs to his fellow cast member, T. Knight , although he would return for a guest appearance in In , Washington became the host of a travel cooking show on Fox Nation.
Isaiah Washington Explains Why He Used Slur
I lost everything after gay slur incident: Isaiah Washington | Deccan Herald
Washington last week publicly used an anti-gay slur for the second time in roughly three months, a Disney executive said Friday. The situation has potentially great implications for ABC, which is reaping millions of dollars in advertising revenues from a show that, in its third season, is among the highest rated on television. The executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because company officials were instructed not to go beyond a prepared statement, said that Mr. Washington, 43, who portrays Dr. On Thursday, the first broadcast since the show won for best dramatic television series at the Golden Globes, the audience numbered nearly 22 million, according to ABC. Washington first got into trouble for using the same slur during an off-camera dispute on the set of the show in October.
Knight a homophobic slur, and the drama continues. Washington had previously issued an apology for an "unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set. On Monday, Washington tweeted a photo of Heigl and wrote, "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. She is proud that she stood up for him.
Actor Isaiah Washington says he lost everything after his gay slur scandal in because no one in Hollywood wanted to hire him. The star was fired from hit medical drama 'Grey's Anatomy' after an onset altercation with actor Patrick Dempsey, in which he used foul word for gay castmate TR Knight, reported Ace Showbiz. Washington made matters worse backstage at the Golden Globe Awards that year when he reiterated the offensive word as he attempted to play down the incident. No one told me not to drink for four hours without eating! Washington struggled to find acting work for some time after the fall out and he found himself in serious financial trouble.