Isaiah Washington hired by NBC

Isaiah WashingtonDespite being fired by ABC from the cast of Grey’s Anatomy for allegedly using a gay slur, Isaiah Washington has been picked up by NBC for the new series Bionic Woman. He’ll play a mysterious figure who helps a young accident victim, Jaime Sommers, with her extraordinary new powers. Washington is signed on for five episodes, with an option to become a cast regular. NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman said at a press conference during the TV Critics’ summer press tour, “He’s a wonderful actor and a great performer, and he became available,” prompting the crowd of TV reporters to break out in spontaneous laughter.

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  1. hermione • July 17, 2007 @ 11:41 AM

    he is a disgusting man and it saddens me to see that another company would hire him knowing his personality

  2. Anonymous • July 17, 2007 @ 11:56 AM

    Im glad he found a job he has a right to say whatever he wants about gays its his opinion learn to live with it.

  3. silentbob • July 17, 2007 @ 3:54 PM

    I’m on his side, he made an apologie. It wasen’t the best one but he still did it. He was awsome on Grey’s Anatomy, and he will be missed. So I say Good luck for Isaiah Washington.

  4. transverse • July 18, 2007 @ 12:33 PM

    he went on television to “apoligize” which was him just saying that he didnt say that to the other actor.
    that is rediculous, yes everyone is entitled to their own opinion you just dont “out” someone on national television because you think they may or may not be one sexual orientation.
    its disgusting in my mind, its not his life he didnt have a right to say anything about him and he did.
    his apology was not nearly good enough because he didnt actually say he was sorry for saying what he said.
    he said sorry but he didnt actually say it.
    BULL SHIT
    i dont know if he knows this but the entire world isnt homophobic like he is.

  5. transverse • July 18, 2007 @ 12:35 PM

    by the way its not alleged when there are cameras recording what you are saying

  6. crazy on you • July 18, 2007 @ 12:39 PM

    im pretty sure its 2007 and not 1947.
    homosexual people are out and open about their sexuality as they should be.
    they are people too, they have the same rights and freedoms as everyone else.
    you dont have to understand or condone their life styles but just let them live in peace as they do you.
    its not life they are asking you to be homosexual

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