First he flipped out on the set of his TV series and allegedly spat out “the word”– an ugly word, a slur– yet once his scene went public, most everyone involved denied “the word” was said, even though everyone was fed up with the TV star who’d allegedly used “the word,” and the co-star to whom he allegedly directed “the word” made a public statement that indicated he’d been targeted by “the word.”
And things quieted down, until earlier this week, until the show won a Golden Globe award, and the TV star who was accused of using “the word” denied using “the word,” but in doing so, “the word” again, which got his co-stars angry again and caused the co-star to whom he’d denied directing “the word”– the ugly word, the slur– to go on a TV talk show and insist that yes indeed, “the word” was said in the first place!
And then the s*** hit the fans. This morning, the bosses put out a statement saying they were very upset their TV star had used “the word,” which meant that he might lose his job and gravy train and money tree.
So this afternoon, after denying he’d used “the word,” he admitted using “the word” and apologized.
Here’s what ABC said. And how Isaiah Washington of Grey’s Anatomy responded:ABC:
“We are greatly dismayed that Mr. Washington chose to use such inappropriate language at the Golden Globes, language that he himself deemed ‘unfortunate’ in his public apology issued at the time of the original incident. We have a long-standing policy to create and maintain respectful workplaces for all our employees, and his actions are being addressed.”
“I apologize to T.R., my colleagues, the fans of the show and especially the lesbian and gay community for using a word that is unacceptable in any context or circumstance. By repeating the word Monday night, I marred what should have been a perfect night for everyone who works on Grey’s Anatomy. I can neither defend nor explain my behavior. 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.
“I know the power of words, especially those that demean. I realize that by using one filled with disrespect I have hurt more than T.R. and my colleagues. With one word, I’ve hurt everyone who has struggled for the respect so many of us take for granted. I welcome the chance to meet with leaders of the gay and lesbian community to apologize in person and to talk about what I can do to heal the wounds I’ve opened.
“T.R.’s courage throughout this entire episode speaks to his tremendous character. I hold his talent, and T.R. as a person, in high esteem. I know a mere apology will not end this, and I intend to let my future actions prove my sincerity.”
Do you think he’s sincere?