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Grey's Anatomy

Isaiah Washington on Being Fired From Grey’s Anatomy: “I’m Glad It Happened”

When the producers and executives behind Grey's Anatomy fired Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke) in 2007 over his alleged homophobic slurs directed toward T.R. Knight (George O'Malley), they did him a favor… or so Isaiah is now claiming.

"Contrary to popular belief I’m glad it happened," he tells as he promotes his new show, The CW's The 100.

(Never mind that his CW salary is probably just a fraction of what he'd likely be earning on an ABC show in its tenth season.)

"The same man who so-called fired me from Grey's Anatomy on ABC put me on a show called The 100 playing the president 97 years in the future," Isaiah claims — likely referring to Mark Pedowitz, then an executive vice president and ABC and now the president of The CW.

And, uh, Isaiah, you're actually playing a chancellor — the leader of a failing space station which houses what's left of humanity after nuclear armageddon on Earth — and the man who sends 100 juvenile prisoners back down to the planet's surface to assess its habitability.

If you're still a fan of Isaiah, you can check out The 100 when it premieres Wednesday, March 19, at 9 p.m. ET.


Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!