A gay and lesbian
advocacy group demanded an apology Wednesday from Grey's
Anatomy costar Isaiah Washington for comments made
following the Golden Globe Awards. During a backstage
interview Monday, Washington denied involvement in a heated
on-set incident last year during which an antigay slur
was reportedly uttered. ''No, I did not call [costar]
T.R. [Knight] a faggot,'' Washington told reporters.
''Never happened, never happened.''
On Wednesday, Neil Giuliano, president of the
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, said he
had contacted Washington's representatives in hopes of
meeting the actor to discuss ''the destructive impact of
these kinds of antigay slurs.'' ''Washington's
repeated use of it on-set and in the media is simply
inexcusable,'' Giuliano said in a statement.
Washington's publicist declined comment
Wednesday. Knight, who said soon after the October
fracas that he is gay, appeared on Tuesday's taping of
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (broadcast
Wednesday) to discuss the original incident and Washington's
''He referred to me as a faggot. Everyone heard
it,'' Knight said of the October incident. (AP)