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Washington

Fired from 'Grey's Anatomy'

6/7/2007 11:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has confirmed that Isaiah Washington has been fired from the ABC hit "Grey's Anatomy."

Washington's rep, Howard Bragman, confirmed this evening to TMZ that "Grey's" creator Shonda Rhimes called Isaiah today and told him he would not be invited back to the show next season. TV Guide's Michael Ausiello, who first broke the story, reports that the decision was due only in part to Washington's on-set troubles, and was a result of a "pattern of problematic behavior."

As for how he feels about his termination, Washington issued the following statement: "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

Paging a mediator, STAT!

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J Byrd    

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! What a dumb moronic idiot!!! Stupid jerk!!! Need anyone say more? I hope his career is ruined bcz I'll never support him ever again.

2631 days ago
17.

teeks    

Referring to post #1, Amanda, who are you losers that you have to be so thrilled to be FIRST? Get a life.

2631 days ago
18.

D    

I understand what you're saying, however... If you agree that the other "f-word" is just as offensive as the "n-word," why would you use it on this forum?

There is no need for anyone to use language such as that.

2631 days ago
19.

jaxman    

Well ABC ruined Lost for me now they have ruined Grey's Anatomy. Watch its raitings plummet just like Lost. Donot they know minorities watch the most regular TV. When they killed off all the blacks on Lost it sanked and now they fire a black actor for a slur uttered in an argument. BOYCOTT ABC!!!!

2631 days ago
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Matt Rogers    

Sir, if your mad as hell and not going to take it anymore, then come out of the closet and accept yourself for who you are and stop sucker punching your gay brothers and sisters! We all know that self-repression is just as harmful if not worse than societal-repression! How dare you think your ABOVE the rest of us! May god bless you, your life and your ignorance...

2631 days ago
21.

savon    

Ha ha ha....the racist is gone. He hates gays but he goes home to an ugly man-looking wife who has man short hair. I think hes one of those people who strike out because hes feeling guilty for gay feelings!! Black people are the most racist people on earth. They complain about the past and want the world to kiss their asses and they turn around and discriminate against everybody else. If you feel true pain from something you will not put that same pain on others. Hey Washington, go home and watch a video of Roots and feel like a TRUE black man. FOOL...................................LOL.......................................Now go on Oprah and let her kiss your stinking unemployed ass. Hey, I hear they are hiring at McDonald's....would you like fries with that???:????????? Please full up to the window!!

2631 days ago
22.

jProud American Author    

He really seemed very unhappy with the show. His energy and chemistry always seemed off compared to the others.

http://enlightenedangel.bravehost.com

2631 days ago
23.

PeasPpl    

The show is going down the crapshoot anyways.

I don't agree with what he said but I think he is honestly sorry anyone he may have offended. BUT, he should not answer questions about his termination if he wants to get hired again.

2631 days ago
24.

Opinionated    

While it scares me that the great balance of the show is going to be disrupted upon his exit as well as Kate Walsh's, I'm kind of glad to see him go. While something like that should have never been made public and should have never been said to begin with, it happened and it cannot be 'fixed' by going to "rehab". Isaiah Washington was clearly attempting damage control and I have to question his true feelings there. T.R. Knight was re-signed AND given a raise. Go George!

2631 days ago
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WTH!    

T.R. Knight had nothing to do with him leaving, gay people had nothing to do with him leaving, Heigel had nothing to do with his leaving. The DUMBASS BIGGOT got himself fired!!!! He called a castmate a deragatory name and got into a physical altercation with another castmate just because that person defended the guy. He is mentally screwed up!

2631 days ago
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gai    

This is totally wrong. Just because the guy say something and has apologised on many occasions is enough to forgive him. FOR GOODNESS SAKE WHAT IS THIS COUNTRY TURNING TO. WHAT ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH. AFTERALL HE DIDN'T COMMIT MURDERED. THIS IS DOUBLE STANDARD. I think the person that needs to be fired is Katherine Kiegl (whatever her name is). She opens her mouth too much and still yet they are keeping her on the show. That Shonda shouid be ashamed of herself too for not backing a brother. LISTEN , THAT show will soon lose all the noise around it. i give them one more season and that is it. How can a person lose his job that makes him to put bread and butter on the table simply because he called someone a name. (BIG DEAL) People called each other names every second and that doesn't mean they should lose their daily bread. I believe the crime doesn't warrant the punishment.
SHAME ON YOU BIG MOUTH KATHERINE KIEGL, SHONDA RIMES, THE PRODUCERS OF THE SHOW AND ABC. PEOPLE SHOULD BOYCOTT THE STUPID (ER) COPYCAT SHOW.

2631 days ago
27.

chuck    

HaHaHaHaHa...hehehehehehheeee...rofl..snort...ahhhhh that's good!

2631 days ago
28.

jeni    

IM GOING TO MISS HIM

2631 days ago
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D    

Reginal, that was really messed up what you said... don't categorize a race.

I can assure you that there are ALOT of black people that don't think that way...

2631 days ago
30.

Liz    

His entire career has been filled with controversy. You people are just not happy unless you can call foul. He has a terrible reputation in Hollywood.

2631 days ago
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