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Y & R's Michael Muhney

Fired For Allegedly

Groping Co-Star's Breasts

1/4/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0103-michael-muhney-Hunter-King-tmzMichael Muhney, a big soap star who played Adam Newman on "The Young & the Restless" -- was fired last month after one of his co-stars complained to the brass that he grabbed her boobs -- on 2 occasions ... TMZ has learned.

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.

Sources tell us ... the new allegations were the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back."  Muhney -- who is married with 3 kids -- had been a problem on the set for a long time, allegedly bullying and harassing Hunter and others.  He even admitted in a recent interview with HuffPo's Canada TV after getting fired, "Sometimes I've walked around with a big backpack of hubris."
 
Muhney's last show will air January 30th.

Muhney has been an extremely popular character on the show, and fans are threatening to stop watching. 

Calls and emails to Muhney's rep were not returned.

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136.

Factual    

She was asking for it....

229 days ago
137.

Catathomic    

I don't believe this is true of Michael Muhney. These are rumored allegations! If it really happened Michael wouldn't have been asked to finish out the week doing additional shows. Something else is going on here and I am certain we will hear from Hunter that she was not involved and the alleged situation did not occur. Michael Muhney is the best actor on Y&R. And, yes, many long-time fans will no longer be watching after Michael's last day on air, Jamuary 30th!

229 days ago
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RC    

Wow. I could understand his being fired for being a big-mouth and annoying the producers and cast. But this? Wow, seeing that there are only 4 daytimes soaps left, I don't see him being cast anywhere else....after this. This type of behavior is beyond inappropriate. I'm amazed at so many nasty comments directed at the actress who made the allegations. What an incredible turn of events!

229 days ago
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Meeka16    

There are two sides to every story.....maybe before passing judgement we should all wait for the final truth to be told. If it is true then it is terrible but if it it isn't true this could ruin his family and career.

229 days ago
140.

Nostradamus    

Holy cow, had no idea TMZ is soap opera fans' headquarters.

229 days ago
141.

Jeems    

Those are some good looking set of jugs. They shouldn't have fired him but give him a raise

229 days ago
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LOL@Sharon    

True there are always two sides to a story I think a lot of people are not looking at it that way

229 days ago
143.

Tessiemae    

She should of said something the first time. Don't let **** escalate and the tell.

229 days ago
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Care4454    

Do NOT believe everything you read people! Is there proof to this story? Until there is proof this is just a RUMOR! Peoples lives and reputations are at stake here! He has children that will be affected by this and unless there is proof to back it up STOP the RUMORS!!!! #RumorsSUCK

229 days ago
145.

Fuzzy    

Groping is a protected right of the TSA in America

229 days ago
146.

Fuzzy    

Groping is a protected right implemented upon ALL Americans by agents of the TSA for public safety - which is not to be confused with any actions remotely similar to those previously established by the Nazi party

229 days ago
147.

Cristina    

Innocent until proven guilty... They let him go because of this and the let him come back for three more days of filming??? Come on

229 days ago
148.

jaxiska    

Shame on you for spewing this garbage! Obviously the fans have gotten to the show's producers and to CBS threatening to stop watching and complaining about Jill Phelps. This is plain and simple damage control and deflection. Slandering a man's reputation and hurting his family is inexcusable! As of Jan. 30 Y&R is over, for me and thousands of others!

229 days ago
149.

alan    

This is sad news, That if this is real that it is happening in this day and age!

229 days ago
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Marilyn    

I dont believe this crap for minute! Michael is a good man. I totally agree with his sister! Shame on TMZ! People are too willing to believe the worse about someone without any facts. Sorry, Michael.

229 days ago
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