He also claimed his time on the show was just a “prelude” to being used as a “scapegoat” to help cover up the other alleged problems on set. He said that his 2007 firing, in which he allegedly used a homophobic slur, was part of the show’s supposed “agenda.”
“It was easy. I didn’t know that it would stick to me so hard. But I found out why,” he explained. “It was an agenda to cover up for the toxic and bad behavior of many of my former castmates on that show. And the top of that would be Patrick Dempsey.”
Isaiah went on to claim that he thought many of the issues regarding him and Patrick had to do with money, since they were allegedly the highest paid actors on the show. “At this point, I was the highest paid person on that show, next to Patrick Dempsey. Apparently, it got out, so there was a lot of resentment. I understand that but it was based on my roles and my resume. I can’t help that,” he said. “He was called Pilot Poison. No one wanted him on the show. They wanted Rob Lowe.”
How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy was published on Sept. 21, 2021.