Michael Muhney fired from ‘The Young and the Restless’ for groping co-star Hunter King – Report
TMZ is reporting that exiting The Young and the Restless star Michael Muhney was fired from the show for allegedly “harassing” and groping co-star Hunter King.
We first reported last month that Muhney had been fired from his popular role of Adam Newman, a role he has held since 2009. King has portrayed Muhney’s on-screen niece, Summer Newman, since 2012.
Since the news came out, many co-stars and insiders claim that producer, Jill Farren Phelps was not at fault for the dismissal and there was more to the situation.
Sources close to Y&R 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” The report said the new allegations “broke the straw on the camel’s back.”
Muhney will last air on Y&R on January 30th. Fans have been protesting exit, with some even threatening to stop watching. However, this sure is one heck of a development to send heads turning. I’m sure we’ll hear more soon.
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This incident was NOT first reported on TMZ...I personally got wind of it three weeks ago and reported it on the few websites that would run it. Originally, the rumor was the actor who played "Fen" was present during one of the gropings. Jill Farren Phelps sat on the Hunter allegations since November, trying to bring reconciliation, but finally got the order from Sony to bring down the axe. Hunter already has a boyfriend. She even brought her mother and grandmother to visit the set on several occasions. Muhney had pissed off actors and management on "Veronica Mars." a 38 year-old harassing and groping a 20 year-old is simply not acceptable. His silence is deafening. If I were innocent, I'd be screaming bloody murder. Sony has to remain silent due to Human Relations Dept. legal ramifications.