January 17, 2007 | celebrity | editor | 0 Comments

In the Golden Globes press room Monday night as the cast and crew of "Greys Anatomy" gathered to discuss winning the award for best something or other, series creator Shonda Rhimes was asked about the October on-set incident during which actor Isaiah Washington referred to cast mate T.R. Knight as a "faggot".  While not in the closet at the time, Knights sexuality was certainly never a topic of discussion in the media until then.  Knight says this incident basically forced him out of the closet, but in this video taken Monday night, Washington steps in front of the microphone and says, "No I did not call T.R. a faggot.  Never happened."

Which is news to the "faggot".  T.R. is on today’s (Wednesdays) episode of "the Ellen DeGeneres Show" and says that Washington is lying.  A transcript from today's show:

 Ellen: How long ago did this happen? T.R.: Early October Ellen: So Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington are on the set.  A scene is about to start and they start getting in a fight and words..  T.R: Not because I was late.  Ellen: And Isaiah Washington says what to Patrick Dempsey?  T.R: He referred to me as a faggot.  Ellen: As a faggot?  T.R: Yes  Ellen: So you're around the corner and hear this? T.R: It's an awesome word isn't it? (joking)  Ellen: It is.  It really is unbelievable. It's bad enough in school yards that happens but, grown men  T.R.: Everyone heard it.

Movies and TV have taught me that most black people are either judges or police captains, and that the only people who use the word "faggot" are rich white guys who play squash and work on Wall Street, so this is all pretty surprising.  Seems to me that someone (ahem, I'm looking at you Isaiah) needs a poster of a black kid holding a dove or maybe my figurine of Jesus playing soccer with a Latino and an African child.  Because it's true, Jesus and a soccer ball can achieve almost anything.

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