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Isaiah Apologizes

More drama from the set of Grey's Anatomy. It seem as if this show has as much going on behind the scenes as it does on screen. The latest in trying to learn more about why Isaiah lashed out at Patrick last week is US Weekly's cover story. Sources are saying Isaiah has a lot of built up resentment for Patrick. After all, they did both go for the part of Dr. McDreamy and now Patrick is landing all those magazine covers. Perhaps the feud is all a bit of jealousy. And to top it off, this is not the first time Isaiah has got into a fight on set. US Weekly reports:

“There was lingering resentment between Patrick and Isaiah before this happened,” says a set source. “It seems like Isaiah is pissed that he doesn’t get the same attention Patrick does.”

Another source of on-set tension? “Everyone on-set is intimidated by Isaiah,” says one source familiar with the day-to-day of shooting. “He’s not approachable and doesn’t chat with the cast or crew unless they’re addressing him.” “Isaiah is all about ego,” says another cast confidant. “His attitude is, ‘I’m a star. I should get all the attention.’ Few on that set like him.”

While filming the 2000 movie Dancing in September, a woman on-set says the actor made a sexist remark that made her cry. “I did nothing to deserve that,” she tells Us. Washington allegedly acted aggressively with a female costar during a scene for Soul Food in 2000, according to Though he had no comment on the incident, Soul Food exec producer/writer Kevin Arkadie tells Us, “He’s mercurial…We had to have a conference now and then.”

And now Isaiah has issued an apology for the Grey's fight. He said, "I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set. Both are beneath my own personal standards. … I have nothing but respect for my coworkers … and have apologized personally to everyone involved."

SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 10 years
I too wonder about the lack of backlash--maybe because the cast of GA isn't well known? The show's popularity is based around the show and not the actors? I find this incident bizarre and random--not to mention the randomness of T.R. Knight coming out when no one even speculated about his sexuality. Just bizarre...
Jinx Jinx 10 years
......and I can't type today.... ~Canada, The only country to gain its independance, By Asking Nicely~
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I agre andi pants, I don't get the hype over Dempsey either. I thought McDreamy was someone else for a lomg time. ~Canada, The only country to gain its independance, By Asking Nicely~
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
Glad I don't watch this.
The_Andipants The_Andipants 10 years
I gotta say, I don't understand what the big deal is with Patrick Dempsey. Sure he's cute but he's not that dreamy. I think Isaish is a helluva lot cuter. But hey, that's just my opinion I guess.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
Exactly! I feel sorry that T.R had to go around saying " Yes I am gay" just because of all the rumors follwing Isiah's fight with McDreamy when it's not our business whether he is gay or not. Isaiah has acted completely out of line in a number of different ways, and apparently, several different times too.
riotgeek riotgeek 10 years
Too little, too late, IMHO. I hope he leaves GA.
mar mar 10 years
His comments about gay people were totally uncalled for, he basically outted a man that did not make the decision for himself, and he ASSAULTED his co worker, by choking him. Im sorry, but that is real life drama, and I do think we will be seeing a new Dr. Burke very soon, this guy is pretty much done.
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
Isaiah Washington is a legend in his own mind.
jenintx jenintx 10 years
IW has become notorious for his attitude and his treatment of others. He even made it onto a "Watch with Kristin" blind vice (that was later revealed) b/c he made an E! producer cry when they were trying to interview him. So even if he does apologize for this one thing (which I'm sure he's doing b/c of the negative press he's getting and the small backlash), he has continued to act this way and make hurtful comments. It's not a sole incident. To me, that doesn't say, 'Let's forget it and move on;' it says two words: 'anger management.'
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
kate and tiny toms wedding date~ I just know he's invited all his alien friends and family* oop, that was mean..... :D
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
what do you meeeeeeeeean!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
Nov. 18th, the skies will have a strange green hue*
Toronado Toronado 10 years
Lauren, the backlash from Mel's incident was worse. I've seen waaaaay more articles about that than with Isaiah. For a little while there, CNN had Mel stories on their site for days in a row. And Isaiah has yet to have a bumper sticker made for him like Mel did, LOL
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I agree with that Lauren
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
Alisun- i just dont get why the public backlash against it wasnt as bad or crazy as mel's drunken rants! I totally think its a double standard bc of the fact he is gay-bashing and not something less "socially acceptable".... disgusting.
AlisunMarCo AlisunMarCo 10 years
Hi. I understand your side, Toronado, and I don't even know this person in real life. I was just saying that the media takes something and blows it into unreal proportions. Also, the main thing is that he DID apologize to all involved and if they accepted his apology and are willing to move on then so be it. I am just saying I feel this story has been going on and on and on and enough already.
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
i've never watched greys anatomy and i dont plan to. as high as its ratings are it and even if it beats all those other shows i personally think it looks like crap.
heather_m25 heather_m25 10 years
In response to the first comment, Grey's Anatomy has enough ratings and is doing amazing without the drama, so this isn't to "drum up ratings." It beat Desperate Housewives in ratings before and it recently kicked CSI's ass in the ratings, too. It's a very popular show even if some people don't like it. And in response to the article, he should realize he's on an amazing and popular show, and that he is thought of as sexy even if he's NOT Dr. McDreamy. He needs to appreciate what he's got, because most aspiring actors/actresses (like myself) only dream of being that famous.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
It shouldn't be tolerated esp since he has been doing stuff like this before on other sets
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
Sasha - we kept getting the seasons discs through our Blockbuster membership and we just watched them one after another! We were hooked too! We also did that with Sopranos, even though we saw all of the episodes throughout the years... very fun.
sashak sashak 10 years
thats true...I never got into LOST until I watched the entire 1st season in 2 days (my boyfriend was sick) & noe I'm OBSSESSED!!
Trixie6 Trixie6 10 years
I hate to say this, but what do you think would be going on if the situation were flipped and someone on set had made reference to Isaiah Washington's skin color or ethnicity? Personally, I think his a** should be fired. What he said was hateful and just plain wrong.
sashak sashak 10 years
PAM I know what you mean. Why is one form of hate-speech acceptable & others not?
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
I LOVE this show..and i lOVE just about everyone on it, except for his sadness here if he goes! ~*~Life was Simpler back then~*~
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