So far, most gray’s anatomy Fans have heard about the physical altercation between Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) and Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke) on the show. At the time, both men were the main actors on the show, but the fight, and what Washington said during the brawl, eventually led to them being canceled. gray’s anatomy. Now a new book has told in detail about that unfortunate incident.
What caused the fight on the set of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?
The fight that eventually led to the end of Washington’s time on the show was reportedly started due to retardation.
“I think one of them was late to schedule a day and the other himself decided to pay back when he was late,” author Mark Wilding recalls in the new book. How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy, According to hollywoodlife. “Then it kind of exploded. They got into an argumentative match, and then before you knew it, they were physically fighting. I was standing there in the video village. I was six foot four inches. I’m bigger than the two of them. But I didn’t really jump right in because I’m like, I don’t know if I want to get into it or not.”
The incident escalated when Washington used a slang term for homosexuality.
“And Isaiah, for whatever reason that day, just took it the wrong way and he went after Patrick,” said another writer, Harry Worksman. “I think he felt humiliated that he and the crew were waiting. He went after Patrick, pushed him against the wall, and said, ‘You can’t talk to me that way. You talk to that little f***** TR”
Despite the fact that TR Knight, who played George O’Malley, had not yet come out in public, everyone on set knew he was gay. After the incident, Knight was almost forced to come out. he officially came out for the people.
“I think there are some questions about my sexuality, and I want to quell any unnecessary rumors that may be out there,” he said at the time. “While I like to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I’m gay isn’t the most interesting part to me.”
Isaiah Reveals His Side of the Story After Leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
This is not the first time the incident has been discussed. In 2007, Washington offered his side of the story. larry king live
“We’re Waiting on Ellen” [Pompeo] For off-camera. And I said, ‘Well, why are we waiting for Ellen? I don’t have to wait on Ellen. We just have a line he’ll say to you and then you can go on your way,’” he recalled. “Then he says, ‘Okay, I want Ellen.’ And I said, ‘Well, I don’t need Ellen. I can act. He got spit in my face, face to face, spit on. I didn’t start it.
“I pushed it out of my face and it just went off there,” he continued. “I started saying a lot of things that I’m not really proud of, but all referring to myself and I thought about how I was being treated. I said, ‘There’s no way that’ You’re going to treat me like the B-word or the P-word or the F-word. You can’t treat me like that in front of our crew.”
Knight remained on the show for a few more years, but eventually left in 2009 after a breakdown in communication with show producer Shonda Rhimes.
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