Isaiah Washington said he was shocked when he got the call from “Grey's Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes telling him he would not be back next season.
And now, in a new interview with the Houston Chronicle, Washington is firing back, insisting he should not have been the one to go.
“They fired the wrong guy,” Washington insisted. “I have to clear my name. I'll start from the beginning. I'm telling everything. So here's the truth.”
Washington thrust himself into the center of the storm when he uttered anti-gay remarks about co-star T.R. Knight. But now, Washington claims Knight should have been the one to take the fall.
“I feel all this was about him getting a raise and getting his character to stop being perceived as a dopey, cooky kind of character. He perceives himself as a leading man. That’s why you could see the change this past season. That was his whole impetus behind it,” Washington said. “I was used and I was exploited. I may be wrong but that’s how I feel about it.”