Now officially released from 'Grey's Anatomy,' Isaiah Washington has opened up in an attempt to clear his name of the negativity currently associated with it. And the slurful former Dr. Preston Burke is coming out pointing fingers at his ex castmates.
In an interview on 'Larry King Live', Washington spoke of a heated dispute with co-star Patrick Dempsey, claiming that it all started as a result of Dr. McDreamy's inability to tell time.
Washington claims that the second time that Dempsey had arrived late to the set, he then wanted to wait for Ellen Pompeo to arrive before beginning shooting scenes for the show.
Washington said: "I said I don't need Ellen, I can act. And that was the moment that sent it into a different zone."
According to Isaiah, Dempsey didn't take the comment all that lightly. "He became unhinged, sprayed spittle in my face. I'm asking him why is he screaming at me... He just becomes irate."
Taking a bit of the blame, Washington confessed, "I said several bad words. There's no way you're going to treat me like the B-word, the P-word or the F-word."
Not intended to be the homophobic slur that it was taken as, Washington said that his rant was meant to mean "someone who is weak; someone who is not deserving of respect". He further pointed out that he was using the word to refer to himself - not his co-stars.
And speaking of his Grey's co-stars, Isaiah emotionally admitted that only Sandra Oh has contacted him (via e-mail) since his departure.
We'll see whether Isaiah's revelations on Larry King help him to gain any sympathy amongst fans, which will ultimately decide whether Mr. Washington can expect any offers in the near future.