Isaiah Washington took to Twitter on Monday to reconsider his last play with his former “Grace Anatomy” co-star Katherine Heigl.
Posting a photo of the actress, The 57-year-old Washington wrote, “This woman once declared that she would never allow me to speak in public again. The world then agreed with his declaration and protested against my work and my head in 65 languages. I wish I had been on Twitter in 2007 because I would never stop my free speech. ”
He added, “Not all money is good money, and I know that no amount of money can change your dignity and honesty. Some people live it according to your principles. ”
Their fight began in 2007, according to Washington He used a homophobic slur to mark his co-star DR Knight During a pre-stage argument with Patrick Dempsey. Washington apologized, but later denied he had said it.
Heigl Access told Hollywood At the time, he said, “I’m going to be very honest now, he should not speak in public. Period. Sorry, needless to say, I’m fine with that. ”
The play led to Washington’s exit from the successful ABC series.
A source close to 41-year-old Heikal said he backed up what he said to page six on Tuesday.
“Katherine stood up for her close friend twice when Isaiah publicly kicked him out,” the source told us, “This is disgusting talk, not free speech. She is proud that she stood up for him. Katherine will always be a lawyer and ally of the LGBTQ community.”
Meanwhile, the actress received her own dramatic exit from the series in 2010 and, controversially, dropped her name from the list of Emmy contestants.
“I don’t feel like I was given the material to be offered an Emmy nomination this season,” he said in 2008. “In addition, I do not want to snatch the opportunity of an actress who has been given such materials.”
The play continued between Heikel and the show’s creator, Shonda Rhymes. In 2014, when discussing his “corruption” show, Rhymes said, “There’s no Hales in this situation … I don’t fit in with bulls or bad guys. I don’t have time for that.”
Heigel replied, “Sorry, she had a bad opinion of me. I want to do something to change that. Maybe I can one day.”