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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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christy    

Creep. I would have done more than got him fire & filed a police report. He did it more than once after she told to stop it. He's gross & his wife should throw him out

230 days ago
152.

FrankieAL83    

I heard this was denied.

230 days ago
153.

joan    

This Kid is just a kid maybe she is blowing things out of preportion for nothing .Adam don't seem to be that kind of person he has a wife and three kids and alot of other characters he has kissed and prob brushed up against their breats you shouldn't be in the business if you can't take it!!!I will miss you Adam

230 days ago
154.

Butterfly22    

This story is so disgusting and a COMPLETE LIE........I can see many may believe this is true but it simply is not.....TMZ is a GOSSIP website, much like the National Inquirer, Star, and Sun Magazines......anyone can be a "source"....you, me, the mailman, the guy in prison......anyone can tell a lie either for money or to get a rumor started to watch it grow and reach the highest status possible............this is a rumor that was started on a soap opera website and it is nothing more than a hideous, hurtful lie.......shame on TMZ for sinking so incredibly low.....TMZ will clearly stop at nothing to hurt people and their families.......

230 days ago
155.

dede    

I guess he (Michael Muhney) never learned No means NO!!!!!. I thought this kind of practice when out with "Gone with The Wind" Now!!! is his wife's problem, my heart goes out the the 3 Kids. It would be interesting to find out his up bring and his teen record.

230 days ago
156.

Little_Leota    

He needs to go, he isn't that great anyway. If anyone feels bullied by him and the network doesn't do something about it when reported; guess who gets sued! Time to get the *ahem* man, out of there!

230 days ago
157.

Kay    

If this is in fact true it's very very disappointing and sad, because he is a great actor. I now believe that the arrogance he portrayed as Adam Newman was really just him being himself. Disappointed in his actions. Hopefully, he's learned from this does some major soul searching and corrects his behavior.

230 days ago
158.

Phoenix1    

He can grope me anytime. Just sayin....

230 days ago
159.

Sunny    

I really REALLY hope this isn't true. But I heard these rumors a week ago. If they aren't true - why hasn't Muhney come out against them. After all - these allegations will end his career. His silence is eerie.

230 days ago
160.

SueC    

He's such a creep!! Well,at least he's paying for it.

230 days ago
161.

flyers    

I guess Nick and Jack will have to watch where they are putting their hands when the hug Summer from now on.

230 days ago
162.

sh    

While I mentioned (in an earlier post that I met Haley this past Wed eve in San Diego and I tend to believe her) i hope this doesnt ruin his career. I think he is guilty, and I think the fact that he knows he is a great actor and very handsome, just gave him a huge ego. Huge! I do think the truth will come out, maybe even MM will admit it and make some changes and even apologize to HHK. But does Haley need to.work in that environment? We all.know how difficult and ugly that biz is, but to.have it come from a colleague is wrong. It must have been hard for her to tell the bosses. As this apparently happened twice, maybe MM was scolded and given a second chance. I do think more will come out about this. As for Haley, she was shocked I recog her and was out bowling on a holiday (not at a trashy party half dressed and.drinking) with her cute college boyfriend. And he goes to a christian college no less. Btw, for those bashing her, she is cuter in person than on TV and seeing as she has been an actress.for several years, she hasn't gone Hollywood one bit. I would almost call.her wholesome. Someone has raised her well.

230 days ago
163.

Ron Fing Swanson    

I heard he tried to motorboat them.

230 days ago
164.

size4    

I done got used to this Adam. Im going to need him to stay

230 days ago
165.

jen    

So Charlie Sheen bangs porn stars, inhales coke, very publicly threatens his ex-wives, girlfriends, bosses, government agencies, and complete strangers, and he becomes the highest paid actor on television. This guy grabs some chick's boobs a couple times and he gets fired. Sounds fair.

230 days ago
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