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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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LipstickBandit    

He can't act any way!!!! Nor is he eye candy

270 days ago
242.

Lorie Jones    

I don't believe that Michael Muhney actually harassed Hunter king. I think she is just spoiled and can't have him so she cried sexual harassment. The show will be extremely boring without him on the show.

270 days ago
243.

courtney    

LIES ALL LIES!!!! She should have been let go she is nothing to the show, horrible actress and character...If he did this months ago they would have had to fire him, not wait months to do something! Not to mention his good friend Sharon Case would not have put her reputation on the line by making that nice video for him and saying she will miss her friend- the other actors are jealous of him, sad but true..they could not stand he was the most loved and became the center of the show, they all felt threatened...Rumors of this has just come about since Steve Burton joined the show...coincidence?

270 days ago
244.

courtney    

not to mention that two star actors actually came to blows behind the scenes and were never fired or suspended!! an actress was spit on by another actress that was not supposed to happen, and A LOT of other things...how sad that are ruining his reputation like this.

270 days ago
245.

flyers    

Funny that MM had a storyline last summer where Adam was falsely accused of sexual harassment - would they have really given him a storyline like that if he was some kind of sexual deviant on the set in real life?

270 days ago
246.

E J Boardman    

Your headline implies Michael was fired because someone brought allegations forward. People do not get terminated because of allegations in workplaces. They get fired for misconduct. When you have a source indicating "Michael Muhney was fired because he engaged in unwelcomed sexual advances on the set, report it then. Until then, YOUR reporting makes it ambiguous sensationalized gossip in which you and your sources hide behind the word alleged. He did it or didn't. When you can confirm that, report it then. Until then, it is not fair to any party involved.

270 days ago
247.

Cupid     

Tmz... Once again you outbeat yourself in posting fabricated stories... In today world seems like if they want to get rid of somebody for any reason ... They invoke a sexual scandal ... Look in politics, sport, or any other category Wake up people and don't fall for those ridiculous stories

270 days ago
248.

Debbie    

OMG I just watched a web show called Tainted Dreams based on behind the scenes of soaps and a guy grabbed a woman's breast in episode 2 http://www.youtube.com/user/tainteddreamsseries I guess it's not unrealistic to think that it happens.

270 days ago
249.

liz    

i allways though he was sleesball dont let the door hit you on the back

270 days ago
250.

Linda    

Why didn't Hunter leave she does nothing for the show plus in show business that is how people are killed off and axed the bosses like Breadson and Davidson will do anything to get ahead they do not want to look bad and if you cross them or talk back watch out . Has anyone seen all the tweets Breadson, Davidson ,and Scott have put out looks like they are afraid this move will backfire.

270 days ago
251.

Linda    

Now a inside source is posting bad things about Sharon Case saying she gives lap dances I guess they will write her out guess she will run over and kill Billy's son isn't it strange this was posted after she posted the farewell video to MM.

270 days ago
252.

wayne    

Shouldn't surprise anyone that fans want him to say. Soaps for the longest time have been big promoters of rape culture. Most of the leading men on these things are playing characters that started out as rapists. The shows usually come up with an excuse to justify the rape, and the women who watch this crap eat it up.

270 days ago
253.

Annie B For Real    

Damn Adam

270 days ago
254.

Caroline Jhonson    

Please let Adam Newman back on the scene thank you.

270 days ago
255.

yuliflor    

Omg! Sometimes I srsly hate being a woman. Instead of supporting the girl that was being harassed they side with the *******. Ugh! Housewives, stop watching soaps and get a clue.

270 days ago
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