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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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46.

Maria    

Way to go TMZ... contributing to ruining a man without any proof. Being a loud mouth and being a perv are two entirely different things.

I guess the Y & R - PR group had to put out some kind of story as to why they got rid of the best actor on the show.

But, YOU didn't need to print it. Pretty bad.

230 days ago
47.

Yawdie Gyal    

Bullying and intimidation? Hmph, looks like a case of life imitating art....... Hate it though, this guy did an outstanding job of portraying the character Adam Newman.

230 days ago
48.

Patch Eye Punk    

What Breasts?

230 days ago
49.

mooremel    

I'm willing to bet this is a way to throw Michael up under the bus to justify his firing! I've been a fan since 1991 and I'm through with y&r after January 30th I'm going to watch General Hospital!

230 days ago
50.

Maria    

Not true!

Way to go TMZ... contributing to ruining a man without any proof. Being a loud mouth and being a perv are two entirely different things.

I guess the Y & R - PR group had to put out some kind of story as to why they got rid of the best actor on the show.

230 days ago
51.

Yr fan    

Omg!!!! I am so disgusted!!!!! I thought there was more to the story of Michael getting fired I figured it had more to do with. Him not getting along with Eric Braeden . This is absolutely disgusting!! A wife a 3 kids and your grabbing a young girls tatas.???? If this is true .... Good he got his ass fired! He walked around with a backpack full of hubris.. Hmm a played down version of I am a bully and a pig and got my ass fired... He said he saw it coming and it didn't.... So he deserved to be canned . It's too bad really inspire of all that disgusting crap he was good as Adam ... Good actor or not. What he did was wrong.

230 days ago
52.

RACHAEL MCILVANEY    

What a load of BS! Another poor example of bad reporting from TMZ! This story is totally unfounded and a bad attempt to smear a talented actors good name! Hold your head high MM the truth will appear eventually!

230 days ago
53.

Pure Evil    

Can you blame him? Look at them Tatars! Yahoo!

230 days ago
54.

Megan    

BS!

230 days ago
55.

Bec215    

If someone would quit watching the show because of a network doing the right thing for once, they need to get a life. Literally.

230 days ago
56.

Crystal- Skill    

I dont believe this story One bit! Why would he grab on a girl who clearly looks like she has a boy chest. MM is an amazing actor and one of the most important characters on the show. YR keeps getting ride of the best characters on there show, now there trying to slander MM name because 40%of the fans are threatening not to watch.

230 days ago
57.

Lola    

I believe it. Thanks TMZ for confirm it. Michael Muhney said himself that it wasn't Jill Farren Phelps's fault nor Sony's! He said that Jill tried to protect him which I believe is true! Muhney also said that HE was the only one to blame but never said WHAT he actually did to have his ass fired. And Hunter Hailey King hasn't stated anything so if you want to attack someone, attack yourself because clearly some of y'all are just psychos and desperate. STAY STRONG, Hunter!

230 days ago
58.

Trixielolo77    

Her boobs look amazing but what kind of retard grabs a girls breasts out of the blue? At what moment would that happen. "Hey Good Morning (grab-grab)". It makes me wonder if she invited it but then again, you show a man a little temptation and he becomes dumber than a box of rocks.

230 days ago
59.

Crystal- Skill    

She lied. She was messing around with him, he tried to end it because his wife was getting suspicious and she got angry about it so she claimed he harassed her. TMZ might want to get in touch with the girl who plays Courtny on the show, she already confirmed it. Sorry TMZ.

230 days ago
60.

Crystal- Skill    

She lied. She was messing around with him, he tried to end it because his wife was getting suspicious and she got angry about it so she claimed he harassed her. TMZ might want to get in touch with the girl who plays Courtny on the show, she already confirmed it. Sorry TMZ.

230 days ago
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