LATEST: Troubled GREY'S ANATOMY star Isaiah Washington has sacked his longtime publicist in the midst of his public relations crisis. Washington is facing a public backlash after making comments in the Golden Globes press room last week (15JAN07), denying he made derogatory comments towards co-star TR KNIGHT. According to TVGuide.com, the actor has hired publicists ALLEN MAYER and KELLY MULLENS, who are crisis management experts. Mayer has done damage control for clients including R Kelly, Tommy Lee and comedian Paula Poundstone. Washington has issued a public apology and agreed to meet with members of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).