But the actor tells talk-show host Larry King he used the word during a feud with Dempsey after he become fed up with his constant lateness and confronted him. He claims Knight was never involved, and he never directed a gay slur at Knight.
Washington says, "He became unhinged, sprayed spittle in my face. I'm asking him why is he screaming at me... He just becomes irate. I said several bad words.
"There's no way you're going to treat me like the B-word, the P-word or the F-word."
He insisted the 'F-word’ was not intended as a gay slur--but used to imply "somebody who is being weak."
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