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Isaiah Washington may be on his way out. I just received word from a highly placed source within the Touchstone/ABC family that ABC and Disney executives are currently considering the option of firing Isaiah Washington from Grey’s Anatomy, effective immediately, without having him appear in any kind of farewell episode. According to this reliable source, if the network does follow through with this option, the producers are likely to run a full-screen announcement at the beginning of the first Burke-less episode that announces Isaiah Washington is no longer part of the show.

Isaiah fired his publicist yesterday and is desperately trying to keep his job by meeting with gay organizations. The show’s creator Shonda Rhimes recently said the following:

“I found (those rumors) not only ridiculous but offensive that we would consider replacing a member of our family. And also the (idea) that one black man was interchangeable with another seemed disturbing to me.”

I am sure some outside agitators don’t like the fact that a hit show has it poppin with a Black creator and Isaiah over there. Wouldn’t rule out some Hollyweird sabotage here. If they were going to fire him, they should have fired him last year when he allegedly called T.R. Knight a “f*ggot”.



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