DR. BURKE SAYS SLUR WAS MISUNDERSTOOD

Published on: June 22, 2007
DR. BURKE SAYS SLUR WAS MISUNDERSTOOD

Grey’s Anatomy producers may find themselves in court, courtesy of former Dr. Burke, Isaiah Washington. In a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle, Washington claims “They fired the wrong guy…I have to clear my name.” Washington claims that fellow actor T.R. Knight created the idea that Isaiah’s homophobic slur was directed towards him. In fact, it was uttered in an argument with Patrick Dempsey, according to Washington. After failing to have his contract renewed after receiving studio-ordered counseling and appearing in a public service announcement, Washington says, “My livelihood, my honor and dignity and my name have been so challenged.”