Disgraced GREY’S ANATOMY star ISAIAH WASHINGTON was checked into a residential treatment facility in a bid to keep his job on the medical drama, according to news reports in America.
The actor hit the headlines last year with anti-gay remarks he made towards castmate TR KNIGHT on the set of the show. He repeated the remarks in a bid to clear his name at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month.
After publicly apologizing for using the derogatory word “faggot” in public last week, Washington met with enraged gay community leaders on Monday.
Accepting he needs help, Washington checked into the unnamed facility for a “psychological assessment” this morning, according to a report in American publication Life & Style.
His decision to seek help for his comments came after Washington met with TV bosses at ABC, the network that airs Grey’s Anatomy in the US.
A source tells the publication, “ABC has told him he must enter a program to examine why he would say such hateful words.”
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