Michael Fairman Claims Y&R Costar Told Him “You Have an Enemy at Work” Over Scientology Drama!





Ousted Scientologist Michael Fairman, who plays Kay Chancellor's (Jeanne Cooper) husband Murphy on The Young and the Restless has made some fairly damning claims to the Village Voice about not only the controversial religion, but one of his Genoa City costars!

 

There is a Scientologist working on the show," he says of The Young and the Restless. "She told me, 'You have an enemy at work.' So I went to the producers. They laughed at the whole thing," he says.

"It has occurred to me that they might do something to defame my character. But look, I'm 77. I don't give a fuck," he says. "I'm a good enough actor that I think that's not going to be any concern. I mean, I don't think Tom Cruise would hire me, but I kind of dislike him for what he has allowed to go on."


To read more about Fairman's excommunication from the Church of Scientology click here.

49 Responses

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    janiejay

    I didn’t know about Sharon Case but I had heard that Stafford was and I can see her being difficult with people that don’t agree with her beliefs.

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    angrierblackerman

    Sharon Case…has to be her. She is a real weirdo, and not really all that pleasant to be around. I went to a CBS upfront a few years ago and a few Y&R stars were there, Sharon Case being one of them…she was really mean to everyone, and she acted like she would kill people who looked at her or touched her, she would not pose with any fans for pics, and just seemed creepy as hell.

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    AlistairCrane

    It’s probably Stafford. There’s something just not quite right about her.

    P.S. I love that this older gentleman says “f**k”! :D

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    met

    lawd here come in the in-fighting now.
    with so many actors becoming available soon.
    people are trying to get some out and then try to get their friends in.
    Yep, its going to be an entire reality show behind the scenes.

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    akbad806

    If soaps got half as juicy as they do backstage, we’d have a slew of them on the air right now. Imagine it now….Y&R: Conflicts and Clashes Behind The Scenes…

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    GHfan-4now

    They did an E! True Hollywood Story on Y&R once some years back. And wouldn’t you know, they have NEVER shown it again??? They talked to Brenda Dickson and discussed Peter Bergman’s and Eric Braeden’s feud back then. I had a tape of that E hollywood story and lost it!

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    SoapFan75

    Agreed akbad806. I seriously am not that into any of these shows anymore, I mainly come to this site because they get all of the behind the scenes stuff that the magazines have no “stones” to print. I’m telling you this behind the scenes stuff is 100 times better than any on air storylines on any of the shows.

    Yes I also love that Mr. Fairman used the f word. My vote is it’s Stafford by the way.

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    akbad806

    SoapFan75, you would be surprised…soaps can still pull one over on us every once in a while and actuall deliver the goods. I encourage you to hang in there because we don’t have much time left with our soaps.

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    glowery

    Cult is right!! This actor should be glad he got out. I had heard that Stafford was a member of this fruit cake society, but I didn’t know that about Case. I also heard Case was quite the Diva when she had to attend an event. I have never been a fan of the character she plays (Sharon), and I am not a fan of hers in real life either. I love the character of Phyllis on the show, but to be honest I would not walk across to the street to meet Stafford in person.

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    GHfan-4now

    OMG, I know! I remember sitting beside my grandmother watching when I was in 1st grade too, akbad! I always caught up on ’the stories’ during the summertime. So sad what is happening to it. I’m just heartbroken.

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    GHfan-4now

    I love the character of Phyllis on the show, but to be honest I would not walk across to the street to meet Stafford in person.

    *************

    lol, I love Phyllis too, but Stafford would be ‘a wave across the street’ kinda gal for me.

    Now with Case, just from me posting this morning, I’m reading elsewhere with some folks saying she’s still in, others saying she’s got out. But the most are saying she is still a scientology member??? I dunno. Anywho, just that phrase ‘You Have an Enemy at Work’ just sounds all kind of Lifetime Movie Network weird. I imagine the person’s eyes watching him as he walks across the studio, or peels a banana or eats an apple or something. Like, if they’re talking to another co-star and the moment they see Murphy, they just stop and stare at him as he goes by.

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    beans4metoo

    Well from the things I’ve heard about Michelle Stafford offending others, I would think it would be something she would say, maybe even as joking. Now for Sharon Case, don’t know what she has to be all snotty about because she’s not ALL THAT. I think her acting is sub-par compared to Stafford and others on the show. And I WISH they would do something with her wispy hair, it makes her look older to have it so long and straight. As far as Michael Fairman..my man said he don’t give a F**K! LOL

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    tedew

    The only decent or sensible Scientologist is an Ousted Scientologist because he/she is no longer a Scientologist!

    I enjoyed AlistairCrane’s comment about Ms Stafford. I don’t understand why she is so popular around here; did she not spit on the Sainted Ms Rowell a few years back? Is that what Scientology teaches members to do when they are not bouncing up and down on couches in blissful glee?

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    pumpkin

    Stafford, Case, T Cruise, Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, are all scientologists. Where you see one, you see others. It is like they all hang out. Stafford is in the audience of DWTSs because of Kirstie. Same with John Travolta. They are all friends but they are all scientologists from what I read.

    I don’t know enough about the whole thing to comment. I read this and that but I never did any deep reading on the group. But this is America so whatever gets people to cope with day-to-day stuff is ok with me. Life is not easy.

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    AlistairCrane

    ^^ She must, because Phyllis is a useless character who should have been written out years ago. They could have avoided the Eric Braeden debacle of ’09 by firing Stafford and Case to pay for him. They certainly wouldn’t be missed by this guy!

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    alstonboy4315

    It SCREAMS Michelle Stafford. As much as I like and admire her as an actress, a part of me is STILL pissed off with her for what she did to Victoria Rowell. “Spit take” my ass………. And she also seems power-hungry and kinda self-entitled, based on the interviews she’s done. Of course, I have never even met the woman, and maybe I am being harsh in my critique/observations, but you can certainly tell a LOT about a person by how they conduct their self with the press.

    Something tells me that Michelle has Maria Bell—and 75% of the cast and crew at Y&R—by the balls.

    :D :D :D :D

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    AlexB

    I didn’t know that either actress believed in that…that’s their business. Whatever. I will admit, looking at the two of them, I be half afraid to meet Ms. Stafford in real life. She just has this look about her. I don’t know.

    And seriously..big ups to Mr. Fairman. He told it straight. “I’m 77 years old, I don’t give a fuck.”

    HA! Love it. It didn’t give a damn about being PC. I’d say he’s earned it.

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    mikelyons

    This has Michelle Stafford’s spit dripping all over it. Sharon Case is a Scientologist too, but she really doesn’t do backstage drama. Stafford on the other hand…let the record spit for itself.

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    AHeart4Fiction

    First I just want to say that I LOVE this site. I mean there is nothing like it and ya’ll speak our minds and I couldn’t agree more. I too think it is Stafford and laghed my arse off at the Lifetime movie comment.

    Goodness gracious I mean don’t actors on soaps work 16 hours a day? During none of that would I be starting drama, I would be catching some z’s during break.

    I also like Sharon Case and have a love/hate relationship w/ the character of Sharon but I hope she ain’t snooty…I’m just going to be nice and leave it there.

    Lastly, I have to say Mr. Fairman is up there with my fave y&r actors now. I mean he’s in gangster status with Mrs. J Cooper! Saying he don’t give a F, he can get work…you go on in this recession.

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    miztee246

    alstonboy, I see you and I are alike, I have a long memory and love Victoria Rowell,too. I co-sign your comment! She really is a red-head skank. (Both Phyllis and Michelle.)

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    alstonboy4315

    Mitzee–

    I appreciate the support. I don’t really dislike Michelle as an actress (in fact, I think she’s a great actress!), but there are certain aspects of her media persona that I simply don’t like.

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    cgoff

    has MS and MF been in a “scene” together or SC for that matter? btw MS and SC are friends and I have never heard either “thump” their religon ever, unlike some so called Christian actors have.

    Sounds like sour grapes over not having a regular storyline, is he even a contract player

    or just another let’s bash MS!

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    RealityCheck 33

    Frankly, he should out the bitch, if it’s either SC or MS. Nobody should be able to get away with threats on a set. I think SAG should be called in to protect the old buzzard. I’d kick their sorry ass if it were me.

    I’ve heard SC is a pain in the ass, but MS can be a total bitch as well. Maybe they double teamed him!

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    Dyllan

    It wouldn’t surprise me if it was MS or SC. SC is an uppity bitch. She is very hateful and unappreciative to her fans. I never understood why she had tons of fans because:
    1. She ain’t that good of an actress 2. She doesn’t respect them like others.

    I could see it being MS because she has this very confrontational and in your face type of personality. Why does he have an “enemy at work”? What is the conflict?

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    AlistairCrane

    “Enemy at work” sounds like the kind of psycho thing MS would say. SC is probably a bitch but doesn’t seem psycho enough to threaten people and declare herself their “enemy”.

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    alstonboy4315

    According to a DC interview that Victoria Rowell did, Michelle Stafford even went as far as to say to her face (paraprhasing:) “Nobody wants you here!,” shortly before or after she spat in her face. (Yes, I am bringing it up again, folks, but only to prove a point!! :) ) So the more I think about it, making a statement like this would be RIGHT up her alley. Sounds like Michelle can’t handle competition or differing opinions. Sad. Very sad indeed. Meh. :Sp :Sp

  27. Profile photo of cgoff
    cgoff

    [quote=alstonboy4315]According to a DC interview that Victoria Rowell did, Michelle Stafford even went as far as to say to her face (paraprhasing:) “Nobody wants you here!,” shortly before or after she spat in her face. (Yes, I am bringing it up again, folks, but only to prove a point!! :) ) So the more I think about it, making a statement like this would be RIGHT up her alley. Sounds like Michelle can’t handle competition or differing opinions. Sad. Very sad indeed. Meh. :Sp :Sp[/quote]

    well then I call BS on VR because a week or two MS was a personally invited guest at VR’s “High Tea” Charity event. Just VR re-writting history AGAIN to suit her own agenda. Funny no one on the set has come out to say MS purposedly spit on VR or said that they heard MS say anything like VR is saying she said.

    bring it up all you want, but if you watch the video of the scene, MS did in fact do a spit take and she did not SPIT on VR’s ugly puss.

    you are right it is sad, VR just can not move on with her pathetic life.

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    alstonboy4315

    And as far as Victoria Rowell being “pathetic,” I couldn’t disagree with you more. Victoria Rowell has a LONG distinguished career in primetime, film, dance, as well as a long career in daytime. She’s won 13 NAACP Image Awards, she donates her time and energy GENEROUSLY to charity, and has even formed her own charity. She’s also a best-selling author who juggles all of her efforts with being a wife and mother. She’s a shining example of a BLACK woman doing it–and doing it BIG!!! You don’t have to take my word for it, just read her biography, which is both lengthy and impressive. Pathetic?? I think not. Perhaps you need to GOOGLE what the word “pathetic” means because that term could apply to many other daytime “stars,” but certainly not Victoria Rowell.

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    alstonboy4315

    Cgoff–

    Wow, why all the name-calling and hitting below the belt concerning Victoria Rowell? Using terms such as “ugly puss” are not only tasteless but unnecessary. If you want to dislike the woman, that’s fine, but I find your choice of words disgusting and degrading toward not only Victoria, but women in general.

    Furthermore, I am sure there are MANY things that are said and done on set that are never revealed to the mainstream press, such as rivalries, racial slurs and other forms of catty behavior that the actors involved manage to keep to themselves, so whose to say that the cast isn’t simply covering for Michelle out of a sense of friendship or loyalty?? And the press can’t confirm everything. So to say that it’s not true because: “no one on the set has come out to say MS purposedly spit on VR or said that they heard MS say anything like VR is saying she said.” is a naive statement. But I am biased because Michelle Stafford in the past at times has seemed to talk in circles and contradict herself, so I am more inclined to believe Victoria Rowell’s take on the situation than Michelle’s. I believe that Michelle did feel intimidated/threatened by Victoria Rowell’s enormous talent, philanthropic success and the fact that she was trying to speak out against bias and discrimination on the set, which we ALL know existed back then and STILL exists now. Discrimination is SUBTLE most of the time, but we can all tell by just WATCHING Y&R how much discrimination exists behind the scenes, so that’s not even a question.

    And just because it LOOKED like a “spit take,” who can really say that Michelle didn’t INTENTIONALLY spit on Victoria out of anger and resentment while trying to MASK it as “comedy”?? It’s easy to spit in somebody’s face and then try to hide behind the whole “I was just kidding. It was comedy” angle. But I don’t buy it. Actions speak louder than words.

    I respect the fact that you are a huge Michelle Stafford fan, but she seems to be ANYTHING but a paragon of virtue.

  30. Profile photo of cgoff
    cgoff

    [quote=alstonboy4315]And as far as Victoria Rowell being “pathetic,” I couldn’t disagree with you more. Victoria Rowell has a LONG distinguished career in primetime, film, dance, as well as a long career in daytime. She’s won 13 NAACP Image Awards, she donates her time and energy GENEROUSLY to charity, and has even formed her own charity. She’s also a best-selling author who juggles all of her efforts with being a wife and mother. She’s a shining example of a BLACK woman doing it–and doing it BIG!!! You don’t have to take my word for it, just read her biography, which is both lengthy and impressive. Pathetic?? I think not. Perhaps you need to GOOGLE what the word “pathetic” means because that term could apply to many other daytime “stars,” but certainly not Victoria Rowell.[/quote]

    And yet you and others are basically doing the same thing to MS and think it is perfectly ok? sorry VR has proven that her elevator does not go all the way to the top with her going on and on about something that was cleared up YEARS ago and yet she can not let it go like the rest of the world has. VR is not the only one to contribute to charities but she is one of the only one that constantly has to pat herself on the back for doing so. Part of doing charity work is doing so out of the goodness of your heart and not doing it to get “gold stars”, most do charity work asking that they are not to be “noted” as doing so. Yes she has been in a couple of prime time shows, so have others, yes she has received “non-Emmy” awards, so have others and not just her. It is my opinion she is pathetic, and nothing is going to change my opinion of her, sorry.

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    alstonboy4315

    Cgoff–

    I am not trying to change your opinion of Victoria Rowell. If you want to dislike her, that’s fine. Knock yourself out. I am merely presenting FACTS. And believe it or not, as I said earlier, I do respect Michelle Stafford’s acting skills. So as far as I’m concerned, this “discussion” doesn’t need to continue any further. My objectives in my two posts above were to highlight the following points:

    a.) Many Y&R actors lie and hide the truth to protect other actors.

    b.) Discrimination DOES exist at Y&R, whether it’s racial discrimination or favoritism. And it’s subtle at times, but on Y&R it’s usually NOT subtle. Watch the show and tell me how many black actors you see on a weekly basis, and how little airtime blacks and other minorities receive.

    c.) Michelle Stafford WAS wrong for spitting in Victoria’s face, whether it was a spit take or not. Sorry, but that was NASTY and unnecessary. Simple as that.

    But I do respect your beliefs and opinions, Cgoff, and I enjoy debating with other posters. I don’t come on here to try to change peoples’ minds or sway them to my side, I only come on here to give my opinion. So we will simply have to agree to disagree and leave it at that. End of discussion.

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    akbad806

    @ Alstonboy I agree. VR and MS are sadly a dead issue, but it suits the argument that MS indeed has been rumored to start backstage quabbles. You know damn well she was the actress who threatened MF.

    @Cgoff you need to go on somewhere with your defense of Y&R’s redhead menace. She’s not this perfect saint and neither is VR. Leave it at that please. You’re making a fool of yourself…

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    cgoff

    [quote=akbad806]@ Alstonboy I agree. VR and MS are sadly a dead issue, but it suits the argument that MS indeed has been rumored to start backstage quabbles. You know damn well she was the actress who threatened MF.

    @Cgoff you need to go on somewhere with your defense of Y&R’s redhead menace. She’s not this perfect saint and neither is VR. Leave it at that please. You’re making a fool of yourself…[/quote]

    where did you see me say MS was a saint? cause I don’t think there are any real “saints” that are “soap opera actors” or 99% of the general population

    rumors are just that, rumors, and if MS was she a hard person to want to work with, why do so many want to work with her?

    look in the mirror to see who the “fool” is, we are debating without calling each other names.

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    alstonboy4315

    Akbad–

    LOL!! Have I told you lately that I love you?????? :love: :love: :love: :love:

    (breaks out into song!)

    I am not going to say anything further about the MS/VR rivalry (for now!). We ALL know I am on TEAM VICTORIA–all day, everyday. I am simply trying to make peace with Cgoff and let him/her know that sometimes it’s okay to agree to disagree. I won’t be swayed with my opinion, and neither will Cgoff. But I don’t like having animosity with other posters if I can avoid it. I am a lover at heart…….not a fighter!!!! 0:) 0:)

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    cgoff

    [quote=alstonboy4315]Cgoff–

    I am not trying to change your opinion of Victoria Rowell. If you want to dislike her, that’s fine. Knock yourself out. I am merely presenting FACTS. And believe it or not, as I said earlier, I do respect Michelle Stafford’s acting skills. So as far as I’m concerned, this “discussion” doesn’t need to continue any further. My objectives in my two posts above were to highlight the following points:

    a.) Many Y&R actors lie and hide the truth to protect other actors.

    b.) Discrimination DOES exist at Y&R, whether it’s racial discrimination or favoritism. And it’s subtle at times, but on Y&R it’s usually NOT subtle. Watch the show and tell me how many black actors you see on a weekly basis, and how little airtime blacks and other minorities receive.

    c.) Michelle Stafford WAS wrong for spitting in Victoria’s face, whether it was a spit take or not. Sorry, but that was NASTY and unnecessary. Simple as that.

    But I do respect your beliefs and opinions, Cgoff, and I enjoy debating with other posters. I don’t come on here to try to change peoples’ minds or sway them to my side, I only come on here to give my opinion. So we will simply have to agree to disagree and leave it at that. End of discussion.[/quote]

    a.) I don’t care personally, I watch the show to see the show, the actors can worship a Volkswagen for all I care and have sex with midgets, none of my concern.

    b.)discrimination is everywhere, and 95% of the time has nothing to do with color, as a 65 year old black professional woman, I can tell you about “discrimination” but I moved on a long time ago. I don’t watch TV to just see black actors or female actors or yellow polka dot actors, I watch to be entertained.

    c.) MS did not spit on VR’s face, on her dress yes, but not her face. Maybe VR needs to find a new “job” where her feelings will not get hurt so easily.

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    GHfan-4now

    [quote] Frankly, he should out the bitch, if it’s either SC or MS. [/quote]

    OMG, that made me laugh aloud the moment I read it, lol. And you’re right, nobody should be able to get away with saying something like that to a coworker. It REEKS of venom. If someone I work with EVER comes up to me and tells me some bullshit like that because we just so happen not to share the same “beliefs” anymore, you bet your ass something is going to get handled. Laughing at him, IMO, is totally unnacceptable and disrespectful, not to mention totally unprofessional of his bosses. But, like he said he’s 77 and don’t give a fuck, lol. More power to him!

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    GHteenybopper

    I had actually had a chance to meet MS when she came to a mall in Toronto, she was very pleasant with the fans, and had a great sense of humor, I think I was 10, and I went up and got her to sign a picture and she was awesome. But of course people can change and I was just a kid I’m thinking it was probably SC.

    EDITED TO ADD: LEAVE ALSTONBOY ALONE!

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    tedew

    Geez guys …. logged on late to discover war chants. I thought you’d all be in blissful awe from the wedding goings on in fair London Town. But meanwhile back in the colonies, war is a brewin’.

    All I’m really worried about right now is me becoming a harpy against Phyllis. I just know that her burgeoning quest to obtain ownership of Lucy is really going to drive me crazy big time. She has no business doing it, no one wants her to do it and I can already see her eyes getting that crazed look. I also do think that MS can be a good actress but I just wish she’d realize that she does not have to read most of her lines two or three times!

    The other thing that scares me about Phyllis is that I may have to find myself liking Victor a bit more. I have a feeling that he may be a major player in Lucy eventually getting to stay where she now is. Reading Jillian’s May preview post leads me to that assumption.

    I hope this does not play out for too long and may actually cause Phyllis a bit more grief than she had ever expected to pop up again.

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    soapjunkie88

    MS would scare the hell out of me, if I would work with her. We all know that she can be a total bitch, so I wouldn’t wonder if she’s running around her her cult threating other co-stars. We all well know that she’s a scientologist.
    As for SC, didn’t she leave this “organization” a few years ago very quietly!?

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    david46208

    What MS needs one good old thumpin’ by someone who don’t give a damn and she’ll straighten up. Now I am not advocate for violence, but in some cases people need to learn that you can’t go around messin with everybody with that old evil mess. MF said “F the job!”

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    alstonboy4315

    GHteenybopper–

    Thanks for defending me, honey!! Love you!! Lately, it seems like I have to come on here with battle armor on ;) ;) , but I love a good debate/discussion/catfight.

    Plus, I made my point. And I argued EVERY point that needed to be argued.

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    yojoromo4469

    I think Phyllis/Michelle needs to focus on her own child and actually help in the raising of her and I am referring to Summer, her daughter that she hasn’t even seen since returning from her trip with Nick. She isn’t much of a mother and needs to focus there instead of on a grand daughter. Give us all a break here and let it go Reds!

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