Isaiah Washington is out to clear his name, but in the opinion of this celebrity news purveyor, he's dragging it through the mud more with every ridiculous interview.
In fact, with every pompous remark that comes out of his mouth, the bitter actor illustrates what an arrogant jerk he can be - and the real reason he was fired. The irony.
The delusional actor blames co-star Patrick Dempsey's repeated tardiness to the set for the blow-up which resulted in Washington using a gay slur - which, lest we forget, was not directed at T.R. Knight, alright!?!?
Interviewed last night on Larry King Live, the man who compared himself to Malcolm X last week (really) said he regretted not confronting Dempsey the first time he was late to the set, so he challenged him when Patrick dared pull that crap again.
But Dempsey wanted to delay the scene more to wait for Ellen Pompeo, who plays Dempsey's love interest on the hit show, before shooting began.
"I said 'I don't need Ellen, I can act,'" Isaiah Washington told King. "And that was the moment that sent it into a different zone."
According to Isaiah Washington, this is when Patrick Dempsey erupted.
"He became unhinged, sprayed spittle in my face," said Washington. "I'm asking him why is he screaming at me... He just becomes irate."
That's when Washington said "a lot of things I'm not really proud of."
"I said several bad words," he said, quoting himself as telling Patrick Dempsey: "There's no way you're going to treat me like the B-word, the P-word or the F-word."
He said that the "F-word" was not meant as an anti-gay slur, but meant it not as a degrading term towards homosexuals, but rather just to signify "somebody who is being weak."
So he's not homophobic, just an arrogant ass. Glad we cleared that up!
Washington strongly denies he ever directed the word at costar T.R. Knight, who came out of the closet thereafter, as reported and insinuated by the press and fan sites.
"I am not homophobic, in no way, shape or form," Washington said.
As for T.R. Knight claiming the slur was directed at him, Isaiah Washington said that is false and that the actor used the incident to his advantage.
"That's a lie. He misrepresented himself," Washington said. "He has been very disappointed in playing the character he has been playing. He told me that."
But Washington said he felt badly about repeating the slur at the Golden Globes, when he dubiously attempted to explain the context in which he used it in the first place by grabbing a mic and stating angrily "I did not call T.R. a f@ggot. Never happened."
"I wish I could take that back," Washington admits.
Washington ultimately attended counseling and finished the filming Season 3 of Grey's Anatomy, but was released from his contract a month ago. Both he and Kate Walsh, who was given her own spin-off, will not return for Season 4.
Larry King said on the air that the Grey's Anatomy producers, as well as Patrick Dempsey and T.R. Knight, declined to comment on the incidents.