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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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bkblueknight    

hey sexual predators theres alot of dumb women who want to be abused in this thread

242 days ago
182.

Meow    

Look. I agree this is a huge loss for the show. Especially coming on the heels of losing Phylis and Mrs. C. But if this is true it is indefensible. Stop defending this pig.

242 days ago
183.

Fabienne    

If someone has been allegedly molested sexually would they not file a report with the police? Why just a public story of a cast member losing his job?

241 days ago
184.

bring back recent posts    

Saturday Night Live will be good tonite if anyone is looking for some laughs....sorry for the interruption..lol

241 days ago
185.

flyers    

I guess kneeing him in the balls or smacking him in the mouth were unavailable options as opposed to getting the guy fired?

241 days ago
186.

N..    

I am disappointed in this situation whatever the truth may be. Adam was finding happiness with his son and there was Micheal's beautiful smile at last. He is my favorite character.
hunter is my least favorite and would fast forward thru most of her scenes.
I've watched Days for 43 yrs. They are # 1.

241 days ago
187.

mark    

Can't blame him
she Freaking HOT!!

241 days ago
188.

mark    

she's HOT
I'd grab her

241 days ago
189.

jeep061963    

I have never cared for this Summer !!!!!

241 days ago
190.

jeep061963    

She doesnt fit Summer !!!

241 days ago
191.

Christy Hurst    

Innocent until proven guilty!

241 days ago
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HM    

TMZ needs to add the word "allegedly" to this article. Until this Web site names a reliable source who can provide proof of this accusation, this rumour--which, by the way, was planted a week ago within comments responding to the exclusive exit interview that Michael Muhney gave to Huffington Post Canada. In his candid conversation with the reporter, the actor partly attributed his firing to his personality, admitting that the pride he takes in his work had led to an over-inflated sense of importance in his role as Adam Newman. That accusation of sexual harassment made by someone using an online handle was soon repeated on the message board of a "The Young & the Restless" soap opera fan forum.

Having just now learned that the spouse of CBS' President of daytime programming is employed by TMZ, I'm disappointed once again by the network's actions. Using a gossip site to slander Michael Muhney with unsubstantiated rumour is juvenile. The studio and producers should issue a statement through a lawyer if they wish to try and stem the exodus on January 30 of longtime fans like me. This kind of slander is embarrassing for its whispering-in-front-of-school-lockers type of online dissemination.

241 days ago
193.

Big Mark 91    

that little tease wanted him to grab them.

241 days ago
194.

Zambonie    

sounds like he wanted out of his contract

241 days ago
195.

ok    

Hunter comes off conceited and overly entitled.
So, anyone can say anything, and it is believed?
Maybe she grabbed him, and he rebuffed her, and Hunter is upset and lied about him.
A little tart trying to get ahead in her career..my guess.

241 days ago
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