Grey's has backstage drama

This season, Grey's Anatomy isn't confining the drama to the TV screen.

Last week, Grey's actor T.R. Knight came out of the closet and told People magazine he was gay. Knight intimated that rumors were swirling anyway, so he wanted to be in control of how people found out about his sexualty.

In a statement, Knight said, "I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I'd like to quiet any unnecessary rumors that may be out there. While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me."

Now it looks as if an on-set scuffle between Grey's leads Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington may have been partially triggered by Knight's homosexuality. The altercation between Dempsey and Washington occured in early October, when Washington lunged at Dempsey and grabbed him by the throat after Dempsey reportedly stuck up for one of his costars.

The National Enquirer reports that as Washington grabbed Dempsey, he yelled, "I'm not your little faggot like T.R. Knight."

Washington has a history of questionable on-set incidents. On the set of 2002's Soul Food, he aggressively kissed a costar during a scene, and when she reacted irately he reportedly screamed at her and the film's crew. In 1997 Washington lost a guest-star role on the series High Incident after he got into fisticuffs with a crew member, according to TMZ.com.

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I agree that Washington should lose the temper or quit the show. Because no one should make fun of anyones sexuality. !! And I can say that the Dempsey-Washington thing is true. Im from Denmark, and I read in a danish paper that one from the paper had been on the set and heard the episode. So.. Washington should really quit. Dont like him at all... And Patrick Dempsey :O
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I agree with the fact that Washington should lose the temper or quit the show. Because no one should make fun of anyones sexuality.
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I don't really care if he's gay or not. But I would like to know if the Dempsey-Washington fight was for real, and what caused it. That's much more entertaining.
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Let me start out by saying that I have only watched one episode of this show because it came on at the same time that another favorite of mine did and I just never got to watch it, but, I have been hearing alot of stuff about the behind the scenes drama. I think that it is horrible that the behavior of some of the cast members may have contributed to the young man having to out himself. I think that it is an individual choice (even actors) as to what should be public knowledge and what should be private. If the young man wanted people to know, then he has the right to release that information at his leisure not forced to do it because of the behavior of some egomaniacal immature alpha-male. I think the cast members involved ought to be ashamed of themselves...and remember karma has a way of coming back to bite you, even if you are rich. How would they feel if something private about them was forced out in the open before they were ready?
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Well it seems to me that mr. Washington doesn't even need to be acting if he gets physical too much!
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He's gay so what, he still remains very cute!!! ;o)
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Wow, so much drama, so little time. Why are we so obsessed with people's sexuality? If they are a good actor or actress, why not just let them be.
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If it is true I'd just want to send flowers to Patrick Dempsey for some bizar reason ... That's really cool.. If it's true :)
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It doesnt really matter if he is gay or not, he is a great actor. Can't people just watch the show and not attack the actors personally?
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He was actually my favorite actor besdies Sandra Oh... but not anymore... Sandra wont have to share the spotlight I guess
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I think if he keeps going that far they'll have to fire him for good. Killing him off maybe will be nice and will give Cristina an interesting dilemma.
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Wow. If this is actually how it went down, Washington's a real creep. I hate Dempsey's character on Grey's Anatomy (ironically Washington and Knight's are my two favorites), but again, if thid is what actually happened, I have a lot of respect for him as a person.
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stuff for the press to eat up lol lol
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I hope Isaiah is forced off Grey's I odn't like Him or his character.
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gross, lol washington is funny, angry people are funny people
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I would say if it came out of the horse's mouth, so to speak, it's true. I don't think it's anything that sounds like the truth was altered in facte, it makes sense because in a story i read earlier about the "tuff" between Dempsey and Washington, they left a bunch of stuff out so this really clears stuff up.. Not exactly sure how I feel about Washington now, but it clears up some stuff
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Nice to see a former Will and Grace guest star defend a co-star's sexuality.
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Any truth to this?
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