Isaiah Washington, who is best known for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on Grey’s Anatomy, tells Yahoo Entertainment about what he calls a “media blackout” following his time on the show. “I’ve been cast out since 2007,” he says.
In 2007, he was fired from the Shonda Rhimes show for using a homophobic slur not once, but twice. He used a slur during an on-set disagreement, reportedly in reference to co-star T.R. Knight (George O’Malley on Grey’s Anatomy).
That same year, Rhimes accepted a Golden Globe for Best TV Series Drama and Washington reignited the controversy by repeating the slur as part of a denial in front of reporters backstage at the Globes.
“That Golden Globes was a historic Golden Globes,” he explains. “But yet this town chooses to focus on what I said at the Golden Globes.”
Washington has launched a new show on Fox Nation called "Isaiah Washington: Kitchen Talk." "Kitchen Talk is really my answer to this very sick town wanting to attack me with a false narrative."
The actor has received some backlash for supporting the Republican party and President Trump.
Watch the video above for more with Washington.