Will Isaiah Washington’s Troubles Cost Him Millions?
First Published: March 6, 2007 2:47 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- While “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl is making headlines over a reported contract dispute with ABC, it appears her co-star Isaiah Washington might not be getting the pay day he had hoped for either.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six, ABC is using Washington’s anti-gay slur as leverage in contract negotiations.
Washington recently underwent anger management counseling after he called fellow “Grey’s” star T.R. Knight a “f****t.”
“ABC is using Isaiah’s recent troubles to keep from paying him more,” a source told Page Six. “Isaiah knows it is his fault that he may not get the fat raise he was going to get. ABC doesn?t have to give him anything - he is under contract for seven years - and this is going to cost him millions. It’s just a bitter pill he is going to have to swallow.”
Howard Bragman, a rep for Washington, released the following statement to Access Hollywood:
“We are going to do our business in private, not in the press.”
When contacted by Access Hollywood, ABC had no comment.Video: Isaiah Unplugged