Isaiah Washington has filed a complaint with the Screen Actors Guild over ABC's use of his picture in last week's new episode of "Grey's Anatomy," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The face of Washington's former character, Dr. Preston Burke, was featured in a newspaper article about the character receiving a prestigious surgeon's award in an episode that first aired May 9.
But Washington, who left the show in 2007 amid controversy over his allegedly referring to castmate T.R. Knight with a homophobic slur, claims the producers failed to get consent for the use of the picture.
His attorney, Peter Nelson, sent notices to ABC and SAG indicating the alleged inappropriate use of Washington's image, the actor's manager, Howard Bragman, said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"They have the rights of the character to advance the story, but not the image," he said, adding that what he expects for his client is a "financial settlement."