hasn't felt quite the same since Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) was killed off in Season 11.Since then, two seasons have passed and the series has been renewed for Season 14.Preston Burke, used a homophobic slur toward co-star T. January 2007: Knight confirms that being called the F-word by Washington pushed him to come out."I've never been called that to my face," he tells Ellen De Generes. [Knight] a faggot," he told reporters backstage at the Golden Globes. I'm not okay with it."June 2007: Washington is officially fired from the show, following months of controversy and speculation.
"People tune in to see, what does the show look like now? "People who get up each day and do what feels like is the impossible.So it is for these people and in the spirit of resilience I am honored and excited to tell the story of how Meredith goes on in the face of what feels like the impossible.Here's what actually went down, according to him: Washington told Patrick Dempsey to stop treating him like a "B-word," a "P-word," and an "F-word." He didn't mean the latter to be a gay slur, because to him the word just implied "somebody who is being weak."Washington's departure from June 2008: Heigl formally withdraws herself from Emmy consideration.This wouldn't be a huge deal in itself (although since she won an Emmy for her performance just a year earlier, it was always going to raise some eyebrows).The tragic end of Mer-Der shook us all to our core.