In her efforts to expose Hollywood’s shady ways, Mo’Nique is, once again, providing receipts, this time as they concern another actor many have considered blackballed in the business, Isaiah Washington.
The actor was let go from Shondaland hit Grey’s Anatomy in 2007, reportedly for making homophobic comments and getting into a physical altercation with co-star Patrick Dempsey.
Mo’Nique and her husband, Sidney Hicks, recently shared an email that “fell into their hands,” detailing an ABC attorney who allegedly admitted to lying about Washington’s character, behavior and resume prior to his firing from the series, having written, “I knew we threw Isaiah Washington under the bus for Patrick Dempsey.”
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PROOF GIVEN TODAY: REVEALING A LONG TOLD LIE IN HOLLYWOOD. 404-832-2963 https://t.co/H4jFU62GoS
— Mo’Nique Worldwide (@moworldwide) March 15, 2018
Washington has yet to respond to the email read by his Blackbird co-star, but recently acknowledged many of the misconceptions about himself via Twitter.
I. Am. A. Man. I’m not homophobic. I’m not a liar. I’m not a bigot. I’m not a child. I’m not a coward. I’m not a bully. I’m not insane and more importantly, I’m not afraid of any man or woman. That said, what I am is the TRUTH and there are MILLIONS that agree with me. Love Ya’! pic.twitter.com/HCL6NnQjHk
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) February 20, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.