Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has issued a public statement apologizing for creating drama on the set of our favorite show against Mr. McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey). Washington released the following statement to People magazine stating "I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set."
"Both are beneath my own personal standards. … I have nothing but respect for my coworkers … and have apologized personally to everyone involved."
If you all remember Hollyscoop reported that Isaiah got into a rift with Patrick Dempsey and reports surfaced that Isaiah had used a homophobic slur. The slur eventually prompted co-star T.R. Knight to come out of the closet.
Drama on the set has led to reports that Washinton might be dropped from the show and possibly be replaced by former ER star Eriq La Salle.
Washington was scheduled to tape an interview with DeGeneres on Tuesday to air Wednesday, but canceled – citing a scheduling conflict. His co-star Katherine Heigl took the spot instead on the Ellen Degeneres Show where she played down the incident, calling it "some scuffle … There was a little burst of testosterone in the room, and then within five minutes ... they were totally fine."
We have a feeling that Isaiah Washington will be dropped from the show. We just hope that if he is, there is no replacement because that will become too much like a soap opera.