Isaiah Washington took to Twitter on Monday to replay the last drama with her former Gray’s Anatomy star Catherine Heigl.
Posting a photo of the actress, the 57-year-old Washington wrote: “This woman once declared that ‘never’ should I be allowed to speak in public again. Then the world agreed with her proclamation and protested against my work and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007 because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech. “
He added: “I have learned that not all money is good money and no amount of money can replace your dignity and integrity. Some call it living by your principles. “
Their feud began in 2007 after Washington reportedly used homophobic obscene language to refer to his colleague TR Knight during a backstage argument with Patrick Dempsey. Washington apologized, but later denied saying so.
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The drama led to Washington’s release from the hit ABC series.
A source close to Heigl, 41, told Page Six on Tuesday that she was behind what she said.
“Catherine stood up for her close friend twice when Isaiah said it in public and then called him,” the source told us, adding, “This is a conversation about hatred, not freedom of speech. She is proud to have stood up for him. Catherine is and will always be a defender and ally of the LGBTQ community. “
Meanwhile, the actress had her dramatic outcome of the series in 2010, after previously, and controversially, withdrew her name from the list of contenders for an Emmy.
“I didn’t think I was given the material this season to justify an Emmy nomination,” she said in 2008. “Besides, I didn’t want to potentially take away the opportunity of an actress who received such material.”
The drama continued between Heigl and the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes. In 2014, while discussing her show “Scandal”, Rhimes said: “There are no Hagels in this situation … I do not put up with bulls or nasty people. I do not have time for this. ”
Hagel replied: “I’m sorry she left such a bad impression on me. I wish I could do something to change that. Maybe one day I will succeed. “