Isaiah Washington throws shade at Katherine Heigl over 2007 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ firing

Isaiah Washington took to Twitter on Monday to express himself about an incident that occurred when he worked alongside Katherine Heigl on 'Grey's Anatomy' in 2007.

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Isaiah Washington is reviving an old beef between him and former Grey’s Anatomy co-star Katherine Heigl.

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The actor took to Twitter on Monday to express himself about an incident that occurred when he worked alongside Heigl on Grey’s Anatomy back in 2007.

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“This woman once proclaimed that I should ‘never’ be allowed to speak publicly again,” wrote Washington. “The world agreed with her proclamation back then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007, because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech.”

Washington was fired from the long running TV series for allegedly using a gay slur against fellow actor on the show, T.R. Knight. Washington vehemently denied the claims.

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Heigl had a close relationship with Knight. At the Golden Globes in 2007 when asked about the incident.

“I’m going to be really honest right now, he [Washington] needs to just not speak in public. Period,” while speaking to Access Hollywood at the time. “I’m sorry, that did not need to be said, I’m not okay with it.”

She added, “I just feel like this is something that should be very much in-house we need to deal with… T.R. is my best friend. I will throw down for that kid.”

In another tweet on Monday Washington added, “I’ve learned that all money ain’t good money and no amount of money can replace your dignity and integrity. Some call it living by your principles.” 

When Washington was asked about the incident in 2007 he said, “No, I did not call T.R. a f—-t. Never happened, never happened.” He later apologized for using the word at the time. He issued a statement.

“I can neither defend nor explain my behavior,” he stated then. “I can also no longer deny to myself that there are issues I obviously need to examine within my own soul, and I’ve asked for help.”

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