T.R. Knight may be preparing for an abrupt exit from the hit tv show “Grey’s Anatomy”.
The actor was the recipient of a widely-publicized homophobic slur by co-star, Isaiah Washington, and he “is so upset about the situation and so disgusted by how it was all handled,” that he’s planning to leave the show, a source told msnbc.
“He was told not to say anything about the whole incident,” said the insider, referring to an on-set barb in October when fellow cast member Isaiah Washington referred to Knight, who plays Dr. George O’Malley, with a derogatory word used to describe gay men.
“He kept his word, but then the whole thing blew up again at the Golden Globes, and when he was asked about it, he basically called Isaiah a liar,” says the source. “He feels that the atmosphere there is so toxic and unhealthy. I suppose things could change and we would stay, but for now, he’s planning to leave the show.”
When asked if Knight planned to leave the show, his spokeswoman told The Scoop: “We’re not commenting on that.” She later called back and said that the story was “Completely, one thousand percent false.” A rep for the network also called to add that “rumors of T. R. Knight’s departure from the show are irrefutably untrue.”
Someone is telling the truth and someone is not. Why his spokeswoman would not comment, then go out of her way to call and say that the story is completely false may be a signal that it is actually true. Call it a hunch.