Isaiah Washington spoke out against his former Grey’s Anatomy co-star, Katherine Heigl, via his Twitter account on Monday night. The actor posted a photo of Katherine as he called her out for trying to silence his voice over a decade ago.
“This woman once proclaimed that I should ‘never’ be allowed to speak publicly again. The world agreed with her proclamation back then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007, because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech.”
Isaiah Washington reignites feud with Katherine Heigl
According to Entertainment Tonight, Isaiah played the role of Dr. Preston Burke on the show from 2005 to 2007. The show was embroiled in controversy when they fired the actor after Katherine, who played Dr. Izzie Stevens, alleged that he made a homophobic slur against their fellow co-star, T.R. Knight.
Following the situation, Isaiah Washington spoke out about the incident during 2007 Golden Globes. He claimed that he never made any inappropriate comments towards his co-star. His denial prompted Katherine Heigl to declare that he “needs to just not speak in public.”
After fans began to respond on his tweet, Isaiah furthered his statement via the comments section.
“I’ve learned that all money ain’t good money and no amount of money can replace your dignity and integrity. Some call it living by your principles.”
This woman once proclaimed that I should ‘never’ be allowed to speak publicly again. The world agreed with her proclamation back then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007, because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech. pic.twitter.com/fQ6L1zfQRR
— The Tweet Sniper💥 (@IWashington) November 16, 2020
Katherine Heigl has yet to address Isaiah Washington’s social media statements. However, a source close to the actress told E! News that she still stands by her actions back in 2007.
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