Grey's Washington: "Rehab ... Was Just Some Crap"
Former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has lashed out at ABC, other cast members of the show, and the television industry in general, blaming his firing on racism and double standards. "I apologized and showed my remorse for what I said [calling a gay cast member a "faggot"] and for the pain I caused anyone," Washington told Newsweek in an interview appearing on its website today (Friday). "If a black man can't get forgiveness in this country, when so many other people like Robert Downey Jr. and the governor of California get second and third chances ... I think that says a lot about race and this country where we stand." He said that the network's decision to send him to rehab after he used the offensive term was an attempt at "reprogramming" him. "There is no rehab for homophobia -- that was just some crap being put out by the network," he told the magazine. " I went into an executive counseling program which many people in this industry know about and go to. They knew what the program was but chose to call it what they wanted to fit their agenda."