Isaiah Washington Out of 'Grey's Anatomy'
The 43-year-old Washington, who played Dr. Preston Burke on the
Washington's only comment on the situation comes via his publicist and quotes Howard Beale in "Network": "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."
Speculation about Washington's fate on "Grey's" has swirled since the season finale, when Burke split with fiancee Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) and moved out of the apartment the couple shared. Reports say the final decision came down Thursday -- not long after word came that Knight, whose character was also at loose ends in the finale, would be returning.
Washington first attracted controversy last fall when, in a dustup on the show's set, he reportedly called Knight a "faggot." The matter died down until the
That set off a huge volley of protest, with other cast members, notably
How the show explains Washington's departure on screen remains to be seen. The rest of the cast -- except