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Isaiah Washington still remembers when his former Grey's Anatomy co-star Katherine Heigl tried to cancel his career and silence him back in the day.

Washington recalled the incident in a passionate defense of his free speech rights on Monday.

The 57-year-old actor took to Twitter to share a photo of Heigl, 41, and accused the actress of trampling on his freedom of speech rights.

"This woman once proclaimed that I should 'never' be allowed to speak publicly again. The world agreed with her proclamation back then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007, because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech."

Washington, who portrayed Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC TV series, responded to a follower advising him to move on "in a positive way," saying, "I've learned that all money ain't good money and no amount of money can replace your dignity and integrity. Some call it living by your principles."

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Heigl, pictured with co-star Washington in 2005, previously accused him of uttering a homophobic slur towards their co-star T.R. Knight on the set.

Washington later addressed the allegation at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards, prompting Heigl to say that Washington "needs to just not speak in public."

Within months, ABC announced the actor would not be returning to the show for its next season.

To save his career, he apologized in a written statement and also shot a PSA for LGBT+ rights support group, GLAAD.

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes appeared to take aim at Heigl while discussing her show Scandal in 2014.

"There are no Heigls in this situation," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I don't put up with bulls**t or nasty people. I don't have time for it."

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Isaiah Washington publicly switched political parties after decades of registering as a Democrat. The 56-year-old actor explained why he abandoned the Democratic Party and doesn't care if you cancel him.

The Grey's Anatomy actor says he's joined the "Walkaway movement," a movement dedicated to helping Black people leave the Democratic plantation.

He explained his newfound political affiliation in an interview with Fox Nation's "Nuff Said with Tyrus".

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Washington said he decided to leave the plantation because Democrats aren't doing enough for Black people.

 

"Walking away is a sacrifice," Washington said. "There's a risk and there's a penalty for it, but you have to walk away when it matters ... and the reason I chose to walk away from the Democratic party ... is that something doesn't feel right."

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Later, Washington took to Twitter.com to defend his decision.

"Judging by a certain demographic on social media, you'd swear my last interview on @foxnation was declaring that EVERYONE #WalkAway from @PopeyesChicken chicken sandwiches FOREVER," he joked.

He added: "The 'Cancel Culture' is self-defeating. I mean, if I've been 'Cancelled' more than 4 times, doesn't logic dictate that I was never 'Cancelled' at all? I mean, why keep letting me know that I'm 'Cancelled', if you 'Cancelled' me 4 times ago? Please look up the word 'indifference.'"

He continued: "I dated a woman that was addicted to crack. I became addicted to trying to save her. She stole from me and disappeared for days, worrying me to death. I really loved her and when I tried to reason with her to get her help, she refused, berated & attacked me much like Black [Democrats]."

Faith Evans and Antonique Smith

Celebrities Sheryl Lee Ralph, Nicci Gilbert, Stevie Wonder, Isaiah Washington, Antonique Smith, and Faith Evans attended singer Kelly Price's showcase at HOME in Beverly Hills, CA, last night.

Faith, who hasn't had a hit record in decades, posed with Antonique Smith who played her in the movie Notorious. I still don't know why Faith instructed me to eat 100 donuts on Twitter. Surely she knows it's impossible to eat 100 donuts?

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