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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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Reality Check 44    

Well, well, well, now the story has a new wrinkle. Sounds like Hunter might have been playing payback:

http://www.examiner.com/article/michael-muhney-y-r-firing-did-he-rebuff-hunter-king-s-advances

260 days ago
197.

Gina Lynne    

Good bye pervert! Won't be missing you that for sure.

260 days ago
198.

Gina Lynne    

Good bye pervert! Won't be missing you that for sure.

260 days ago
199.

CremeBrulee    

I'd like to see these pathetic "fand". With most women in the workplace or very busy with little kiddies, I'm sure they're quite the crew. Having said that, 99% of male soap stars are homos so maybe she's not used to working with a straight guy who may have ACCIDENTALLY brushed her chest.

260 days ago
200.

CremeBrulee    

*fans

260 days ago
201.

Britt     

I am not buying this story at all. If that was even close to being true why did Y&R let him work two more days after they let him know he was being let go? It doesn't make any sense. Day time television is going downhill with out any breaks.

260 days ago
202.

TAS    

Rumors have surfaced that Hunter King, the actress who portrays Summer Newman on “The Young and the Restless”, made romantic advances toward the married father of three and was rebuffed. An angry King then proceeded to create a story, telling CBS executives that Muhney had made unwanted and inappropriate advances toward her.

Fans point out that rumors of Muhney’s firing have been brewing since the spring of 2013 when Muhney and co-star Eric Braeden engaged in a Twitter battle and that Braeden wanted Muhney fired.

260 days ago
203.

Bama    

He should be in jail.

260 days ago
204.

TAS    

Sorry. Not buying CBS bs, think MM is NOT GUILTY and think HK is lying

260 days ago
205.

TAS    

so touch my boobs one time its ok, touch again and I ruin your life? been a bully the whole time? I am NOT buying this BS, Y LET HIM FILM A FEW MORE DAYS AFTER THE FACT? why WAIT so long to let story "leak" a lot of things dont add up, a lot...I think TMZ is reporting what they were TOLD but that does not mean its fact or the whole story

260 days ago
206.

Jeffsafe    

I'd grab those fun bags too

260 days ago
207.

ThumbsDOWN    

Young & Breastless.

260 days ago
208.

Reality Check 44    

Kinda reminds me of the Duke Lacrosse team scandal. Hunter wanted Muhney, he said no, so she said she'd ruin him. It's a story that's been told time and time again. TMZ has been listening the wrong people, but since they are sleeping with their source, I guess it will be hard for Harvey to admit it. How many CBS stations carry the TMZ TV show? Gee, could there be a conflict here?

260 days ago
209.

TAS    

The trouble started when MM publicly sided with Sharon Case's tweets over her unhappiness over her pairing with Eric Braeden on the show in MAB's waning days. Braeden took offense over it and insulted MM publicly. It escalated and then they supposedly they called a truce. Then in the Spring of this year, a fan on twitter started another conflict between the two and it got even nastier. It was obvious these two were never going to get along, which made for a tough working situation since they shared so much screen time together. Then MM was frozen out by Y&R's clique and the whole situation just deteriorated. Things got openly personal and the egos got banged up. Frankly, they all acted like children, in my humble opinion. Then this incident happened and Sony saw a reason to fire him. I've heard that JFP actually wanted to settle the matter privately, but Sony pushed it. Now this has exploded and the body parts are everywhere. Careers are now ruined and I can imagine the lawyers are licking their chops.

One last question. If Muhney was such a horror, why did Sony sign him to a two-year contract extension earlier this year? Something doesn't add up here. I'm just sayin'...

260 days ago
210.

casorp    

Can't believe there are people defending this loser.

260 days ago
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