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TMZ Reports on Why Michael Muhney Was Fired from The Young and the Restless

By January 4, 2014

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TMZ is reporting that Michael Muhney was fired from his role as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless for being sexually inappropriate.

The website writes: "Multiple sources connected to the show tell TMZ ... 38-year-old Muhney allegedly bullied and harassed 20-year-old Hunter King, who plays Summer on the show.  She went to higher-ups and complained recently Muhney had fondled her breasts on 2 occasions -- and she said both were unsolicited and unwanted actions."

Back in December when the firing was first reported, Muhney told Nelson Branco of the Huffington Post: "Part of me feels this is because I've always been outspoken, and sometimes I've been too outspoken. Sometimes I've walked around with a big backpack full of hubris. That is entirely on me. CBS, Sony, and Jill Phelps are not to blame for that. If I'm going to claim to be a grown man, I have to own that. But it could be financial or story. It was explained to me that CBS and Sony want to give Adam a break for 3-6 months and then they'll bring him back with a different actor. Maybe he does need a break. Adam has been on screen a lot. He's not being killed off."

Muhney's final airdate will be January 30th.

TMZ also reported that calls and emails to Muhney's rep were not returned.

Photo courtesy: CBS/Monty Brinton


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January 17, 2014 at 12:57 am
(2) kandee says:

sad to see him go, however, no one should be bullied while at work and touching a woman’s breast w/o consent is attempt to rape. hopefully he will get counseling for his behavior before he goes to work on another soap hint hint B&B or Days perhaps. Just don’t grab women’s breast your a grown man grow up mentally to cute to have weird behavior get HELP

January 20, 2014 at 11:50 pm
(3) Betty says:

you are loosing a great character and story line. you need to rethink and bring him back, his last moths storyline has been great HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED

January 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm
(4) Elena Fiske says:

I am very distressed at Muhney’s firing! There must be a mistake about this distressing story! Was it checked thoroughly? He’s my favorite character because he has taken so much crap from his father! And now this? I love this program but I am very unhappy about this!!!!

February 13, 2014 at 7:11 pm
(5) Sharon Wells says:

I feel it is a huge mistake to let Michael M. Leave the show. He is a wonderful actor and has finally found someone he loves and has a baby with. There is so much that Adam could do in the case he is now in on the show. He made a mistake. What man doesn’t think of grabbing a almost showing of the breast. Men are men and Y&R shows plenty. This should be disolved. I know that it is improper and he shouldn’t have touched her breast but talk it out and work continue on the show. Summer is not some little girl. If it offends her so much to be touched by him maybe she shouldn’t dress in the clothes she is wearing. I am not blaming her. Who in the world said anything about RAPE? That was never even mentioned to me. That is how rumors can destroy someone.

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