Michael Muhney on Young and Restless Exit: “I Was Rendered Speechless”



How did popular soap star Michael Muhney react to the news he was being let go from The Young and the Restless? The actor tells Huffington Post Canada he was stunned speechless. Peep the excerpt:

HuffPost Canada TV: What the hell?! Are you as shocked as we are? What happened?

Michael Muhney: I was informed Monday night at work. I was told "We're going to be letting you go." Everyone knows I always have something to say. I'm a chatterbox, laugh all you want, but I was rendered speechless for about five minutes. I didn't utter a word. There was truly a moment when I thought I was having a very vivid, surreal dream and I couldn't wake up so I could tell people I was having an awful dream about "Y&R" letting me go. So, unless this is a really long nap I'm taking, it's not a dream and it's really happening.

I was told at almost the exact same time my aunt found out she had officially been diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost within the same hour. So, that has helped me with perspective, in terms of what's happening in the real world. We're just talking about one guy who lost a job. Hey, there's no business like show business. So I want to say, first and foremost, there are more important things people are dealing with in the world today.


Who's to blame for the actor's departure from the role of antihero Adam Newman? Here's what Muhney had to say:

 

Who told you? And what's the official reason for your departure?

[Executive Producer] Jill [Farren Phelps]. We had a private talk in her office. She's always been very kind to me. We have a good rapport. It was intimate … the way it was handled. [Pauses] Part of me feels this is because I've always been outspoken, and sometimes I've been too outspoken. Sometimes I've walked around with a big backpack full of hubris. That is entirely on me. CBS, Sony, and Jill Phelps are not to blame for that. If I'm going to claim to be a grown man, I have to own that. But it could be financial or story. It was explained to me that CBS and Sony want to give Adam a break for 3-6 months and then they'll bring him back with a different actor. Maybe he does need a break. Adam has been on screen a lot. He's not being killed off.

No Red. No Killer Miller. No Muhney. I hope TPTB have one helluva game plan for 2014!

137 Responses

  1. Avatar of kintex
    kintex

    Y&R are idiots. I feel bad for MM because he was excited about the this terrible story and pimped it, not knowing that they were using it to exit him from the show.

  2. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    MM played this well. Regardless of how ths went down, he praised YR, JFP & CBS. Owned that he could be douchey at times and didnt throw EB uder a bus. He even said that if EB and him had arguements that was now history.

    So If YR, CBS try to make him look bad it could make them look petty

  3. Avatar of House of Plantagenet
    House of Plantagenet

    I cannot stand JFP and the other divas on Y&R, but I can’t feel much sympathy for MM. He has a history of being a egotistical ass. Like in any company, you can be outspoken for so often before you risk your job. I am surprised he has lasted this long. You have to toe the company line and did not.

    The only good thing I can say about JFP is that she has no problem of getting rid of entitled “divas” who think they are untouchable. She will cut you down to size in a minute.

  4. Avatar of CtFireWitch
    CtFireWitch

    whaaa….Whaaaaa…..WHAT?!?!?!?!? OMG, JFP is killing this show. But we were warned about her. Why bring on someone new in a few months? What’s wrong with bringing him back? No Phyllis, no Billy (Miller) and no Adam? Who’s next? Why doesn’t she toss someone who stinks at acting? Starting to lose patience with Y&R…..

  5. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    Very classy outgoing message.

    Of course if it is true (I don’t do Twitter at all) that he likes to talk shit then that might have bitten him in the ass.
    You push the envelope too much sometimes it pushes back.

  6. Avatar of elvara
    elvara

    JFP strikes again. She did it with Santa Barbara, Another World, Guiding Light, One Life to Live and General Hospital. I guess Y&R was the only one left untouched.

  7. Avatar of aveRex
    aveRex

    Ok. I believe this actually has more to do with something happening at Sony at the moment. Trying to get confirmation from insiders but it’s very sensitive so can’t post details. At the end of the day this totally sucks! As much as I do not like JFP and would like to blame her, she truly might not have had this decision in her control.

  8. Avatar of snizzle
    snizzle

    [quote=Ryan-Scott]Little sweetie. I still say it’s the shits for anyone to be laid off a week before Christmas. That’s just heartless bullshit.[/quote]

    Firing someone at Christmas is bush..She has a history of doing that too. As I mentioned in another post she also fired Stuart Damon from GH at Christmas (and yes I know Frons and Sweeney were also involved in that). MM must’ve been a really, really bad boy that it couldn’t wait a few weeks *rme*

  9. Avatar of AZLiam
    AZLiam

    Yup, regardless of whether or not JFP was directly, indirectly, or not involved, she’s done her share of horrible things, so IMO, I’ll never tire of calling a spade a spade with that wicked witch. All I need to be reminded of is the Anna Lee firing.

  10. Avatar of ldylkng
    ldylkng

    For anyone interested there is a BLOCK Y&R DAY JAN 31ST! NO WATCH,DVR, YOU TUBE, OR CBS.COM. In protest of the firing of MM, but also in the craziness of letting MS & BM slip thru their fingers! PLZ feel free to join us in not watching Y&R that day.

  11. Avatar of thecourt99
    thecourt99

    I was on the MM is playing it classy train, but the convenient timing of Nelson Branco’s blind item about a Y&R star getting his leading lady fired because she won’t sleep with him is making me give a side eye.

    That, combined with the evasive answer about EB is leading people to believe that EB got MW fired. I was hoping that this could all go down without unnecessary shots, but we can always count on someone to take it there.

  12. Avatar of goyankees
    goyankees

    UGH. Losing Jeanne Cooper, Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller AND MM within 6 months??

    Too much.

    My viewing of Y&R is waning to the point I watch… 1-2 times a week. (Delia’s death being a nearly final straw) That blonde chick that Noah is with? don’t even know her name or the point of her being. However, she’ll be pushed down our throats.

    I’ll be back… at some point. Maybe not? CBS, get your shit together please.

  13. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    Be sure if Michael Muhney and Maura West would speak out then Braeden would have some serious problems.

    The rumors, the blind items they will be talked down. They won’t touch Braeden. The Maura West subject isn’t coming up the 1st time. It’s not new. Just really nasty. Too nasty.

    Muhney kept it classier than he could have. I applaud him for it. He could have a very different reaction considering at what time this interview was done.

  14. Avatar of really
    really

    [quote=goyankees]UGH. Losing Jeanne Cooper, Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller AND MM within 6 months??

    Too much.

    My viewing of Y&R is waning to the point I watch… 1-2 times a week. (Delia’s death being a nearly final straw) That blonde chick that Noah is with? don’t even know her name or the point of her being. However, she’ll be pushed down our throats.

    I’ll be back… at some point. Maybe not? CBS, get your shit together please.[/quote]

    Ok seriously? Michelle Stafford and Billy Miller quit! And for the love of all that is holy Jeanne Cooper died, So how about let her rest in peace and not drag her into this silly soap drama. It is highly disrespectful. There is obviously a lot more to this based on the fact that he was fired before his cycle ended that is extremely telling.

    Also lets get some perspective

    GH: in the last year lost SB, BB, BA, SR, JMB, KSu, TR and if we are counting those who died JI.
    B&B: lost two of their founding characters, one of whom was the lead of B&B longest story.
    Days: lost the kid who played Sonny and probably more

    All these shows are fine and growing in viewers just like Y&R. It is sad he lost his job but really if it was Sony’s decision then what is the show suppose to do?

  15. Avatar of bobbyew
    bobbyew

    The issue, Sony Cut $100 mill from their budget. That is why they aren’t putting up with people and their bullshit. Sad to see MM and others go but that is what that is.

    David Tom is coming and collecting MM’s and BM’s check. They are also losing money by sending that Private Jet at 20 grand a pop to fly in that tanned hack. That’s where all the money is going.

  16. Avatar of dwood37
    dwood37

    Well, the IDIOT Jill Farren F*** up has done it again!!!! This show will be UTTERLY unwatchable without Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Billy Miller (Billy) and Michael Muhney (Adam). I guess we’ll be treated to Steve Burton and the other LOUSY newbies Jill has brought on day in and day out. Well, guess what? I won’t put myself through that torture!! B-Bye Y&R!!! Well, at least Jill is consistent: she RUINED Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, and General Hospital. 4 for 4 is not bad!

  17. Avatar of CarlyCfan
    CarlyCfan

    LMAO. I find the meltdown over this mediocre talent and with a huge ego getting fired hilarious. I guess calling your co-worwers cunty biased bitches on twitter didn’t make him many friend on that set. He got fired from Veronica Mars for being an asshole and now it looks like the same happened here, but i’m sure his fans will find a way to blame the VM firing on Eric Braeden too.

  18. Avatar of dwood37
    dwood37

    And don’t give me this CRAP that the reason he’s being let go is because of his outspoken nature. SONY could care LESS about how outspoken he is, as long as they are bringing in a profit! This is all about Jill’s UTTER incompetence as a showrunner and Executive Producer! Her record proves it!!!!

  19. Avatar of pdow
    pdow

    I think he is the only link that is holding this show together or was. There are several w/no talent that should have left…Cane/Lily, all of the Winter’s family, Nick and Amelia, Kevin,Chloe, Chelsea to name a few…Hillary and other’s cant think of. I read that this was because of an argument w/EB aka Victor…well, he used to be at the top of my list when I watched it but for the past yr…nothing at all could drag me back. Don’t like EB any more either as I have read where he even has odds w/others. Looks like control takes over his whole life just like Y&R character

  20. Avatar of AZLiam
    AZLiam

    Oops…I was under the assumption that Nelson B said those things, not MM. In any case, anything that MM says doesn’t change the type of people that JFP and her FOJ’s are.

  21. Avatar of JaneyCanuck
    JaneyCanuck

    Yes…. I can hear the announcement, in the not-too-distant future…
    “The role of anyone who is not Stevie B. will be played by – a sock puppet.” (Always with the provisio that the sock isn’t orange). :Sp

  22. Avatar of pjc722
    pjc722

    I guess, I owe Jill Farren Phelps an apology of sorts since from what Michael is saying she didn’t really have a hand in this firing. Either way, he is proving to be a class act! (Do wonder then what was the real reason for Maura West leaving the show! ) LOL

    And I assume that Adam DID run over Delia and that he will pay… whether he is admitting it to the police himself or gets caught. And from the sound of it, will I be in TEARS that final week?

    Muhney will fall flat on his feet. Days will approach him. GH, as well. I’m sure B&B might reach in and grab him. Hopefully any number of nighttime and movie execs will look at him now ONLY because of the popularity of not only the character but the actor.

  23. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    Did anyone else see Eric Braeden’s meltdown on Twitter this afternoon? He yelled at me when I asked why he was able to tweet the way he does and get away with it while Michael Muhney gets canned for doing the same thing.

    We don’t know specifically why Muhney got the axe, though I suspect the tweeting was a part of it. So I thought it was a valid question.

  24. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    MM deserves to get canned. He would leak about costars getting canned to the online press (after MAB’s firing). And he would practically gloat when others got fired. Hmmm…now the shoes on the other foot and he doesn’t like it.

  25. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Dyllan]MM deserves to get canned. He would leak about costars getting canned to the online press (after MAB’s firing). And he would practically gloat when others got fired. Hmmm…now the shoes on the other foot and he doesn’t like it.[/quote]

    In which case did MM gloat when someone was fired?

    He was very outspoken, yeah. And he obviously hated the fact that there were actors on the show that treated others less.

    When did he leak something about others getting fired?

    That’s pretty much all BS and no reason to fire someone. Others have been really doing stuff like this for years on that show. Some are known for causig major trouble behind the scenes.

    But then again, until people like Maura West speak up, nothing is going to change.

    Y&R had MAJOR backstage drama before Muhney even arrived and will have after he’s long gone.

  26. Avatar of aveRex
    aveRex

    [quote=gato1]DAYS please please get MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unknown Stefano spawn?? Recast Peter Blake!?!?! YES[/quote]

    Since Sony let him go they won’t put him on their other show. This is not like the Roman Catholic Church moving its pedophile priests from church to church to continue abuse.

    ETA: not implying that Michael did any such atrocious act. Just that Sony is unlikely to bring him to their other show.

  27. Avatar of brightstar33
    brightstar33

    It seems to me that Y&Y is still spiralling out of control and will not stop until they lose all of their faithful followers! How can they even think of letting MM go when he is one of the BEST actor on the show? He is PERFECT in the role of Adam Newman and NO one can ever replace him!

    I hope they get their heads out of the sand very soon and reinstate MM because he is the only one who can play Victor Newman’s son!

  28. Avatar of GHteenybopper
    GHteenybopper

    So….I don’t know if any of you follow Roger Newcomb on twitter, but apparently this firing was because of someone MM did, not because of JFP. He posted some cryptic tweets to users asking him to spill the tea. Somebody took a screenshot and posted it on a message board last night..anyways.. the bit about innocent people being involved and not wanting their stories told was interesting. They have DD and JM tweeting about being a team and blah blah, even Michael Logan jumping on the don’t blame JFP, there’s more to the story bandwagon.
    Here’s the link of the screenshot posted on a message board if anyone cares to see it.
    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2i909vs&s=5#.UrMay2RDs99

    We all know MM has a habit of being a little too outspoken and is a huge narcissist, look at what happened during his tenure of Veronica Mars, he does’t play well with others, I think he did this to himself and said/did something out of line during one of his meltdowns and the head honchos decided to let him go, tbh after he retweeted and favorited Nelson Branco’s tweet referring to his co-workers as c word b*tches, I would’ve reprimanded him and then given him the boot after that woe is me egotistical rant that followed all because some of his coworkers left him out of their tweet fest. His antics on twitter alone over the last few years would warrant firing in MY opinion. He’s douchebag, but he’s a talented one, hopefully he’ll learn his lesson and find employment once again, so long as it’s not on GH because I’m sick of YR and GH’s never ending game of red rover.

  29. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    If he was fired over a bunch of twitter BS, that’s ridiculous. The ongoing garbage that happens behind the scenes of Y&R is legendary. Sexual harassment, drug usage, violent attacks, and Lord knows what else. If MM did something illegal, then arrest him and charge him with a crime.

    If he did something horrible, then reprimand him and suspend him, but to publicly fire him and ruin his career is beyond despicable. This is truly disgusting. CBS has no shame when they smear him. The man didn’t rape or kill someone. My God.

  30. Avatar of AZLiam
    AZLiam

    GHteenybopper…

    Your post about “Roger Newcomb” is just as ambiguous as anything else out there about the situation and can be interpreted a million different ways. MM’s retweeting is no better or worse than many other Y&R actors’ posts out there including EB’s or even Greg R’s posts about someone eating a d*ck.

    Your post is as biased as anybody else’s here and you know about as much. Sounds to me like a bunch of actors kissing up and doing damage control in the name of “team players” in order to save their own jobs. I don’t want to be presumptuous, but chances are, we may never know the true story because TPTB at Y&R/Sony may want to keep it that way, not because there are any “innocent” people being involved or any stories that didn’t want to be told (if there really are any “stories”). Let’s reevaluate when the role is recast to see what the true agenda of his firing was.

  31. Avatar of Duchess
    Duchess

    Members of the soap press that I trust have sent the below tweets which all indicate that something went on and there’s more to the story. I found it very interesting in MM’s interview that he did put blame on himself and said his character sometimes bled into his real life and apologized for being intense a few times. Sounds like there was definitely an incident and it’s possible the details aren’t being spilled because people don’t want the actor or other employee to be targeted by upset MM fans.

    Michael Logan‏ @TVGMLogan 12h @jillianbowe @dcconfidential Tis true. If/when the REAL Muhney story comes out, U won’t B blaming ANYONE at @YandR_CBS @Sony or @CBSDaytime

    Dan J Kroll ‏@DanJKroll 12h @TVGMLogan Thank you for that, Michael. I’ve been wondering what people who’ve been saying horrible things would say if they knew the truth

    cbs soapsindepth‏ @soapsindepthcbs 8h Either you trust and believe what they are telling you, or you don’t. But know that more often than not, there is far more to the story.

    Roger Newcomb ‏@rogernewcomb 9h @MarkHsoap From what I’ve heard absolutely nothing like the usual BS. Did this one to himself.

    Roger Newcomb ‏@rogernewcomb 9h @SharonFanYR @MarkHsoap Because sometimes innocent people are involved and don’t deserve to have their story spilled.

  32. Avatar of BossTime01
    BossTime01

    “Rendered speechless,” eh? The irony here is that if he had rendered himself speechless instead of talking behind-the-scenes smack via Twitter and interviews, there’s a really good chance he might still have his job. Publicly talking about sensitive “in house” workplace issues is never good for one’s job security regardless of their line of work. At the very least, it certainly puts you on the top of the list should cutbacks occur…

  33. Avatar of Mets82
    Mets82

    I’ve read all these responses and still a little confused. Who’s at fault here? JFP or MM? It seems like you should side with MM but now apparently he said some stuff on Twitter? Is that right? If it was nothing or whatever and it was budget problems, there is no reason to fire somebody before Christmas. Thats just heartless. But this all depends on who’s at fault.

  34. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    MM was gloating about his cast mates getting fired in the “trim the fat” interview right before they were throwing everyone and their mother out the door after MAB’s firing. I guess Muhney is the fat now. And his costars gave hiim more respect than he gave them because he got to tell about his own firing.

    He’s a douche and NOT a talented one either. Hopefully, we never have to hear him beg for an emmy again. When every blogger is blaming MM, its probably MM.

  35. Avatar of AZLiam
    AZLiam

    Dyllan –

    Every blogger blaming MM? Surely you jest. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be the firestorm that there is now as a result of this firing. Yet, I think you’ve made your point that you are not a fan of MM, so that’s that.

  36. Avatar of blake3b
    blake3b

    [quote=tarmey]I’m speechless too. It just sickens me to see what is happening to my favorite soap! I feel like it’s Guiding Light all over again![/quote]

    It really is Guiding Light all over again. Jill Farren Phelps is the ultimate soap killer, and we thought people like Ellen Wheeler and Chuck Pratt were bad!

  37. Avatar of BetseyD
    BetseyD

    [quote=elvara]Posted this on the other thread…

    Michael Muhney should go to GH and play Jason. :D[/quote]

    This is exactly what I’ve been saying. MM would kill (no pun intended) as Jason Morgan!

  38. Avatar of tedew
    tedew

    Dyllan is definitely not a fan of Michael Muhney but that is his business and I suppose he has his reasons. But I am starting to wonder if Dyllan is a nom de plume for Mr. Gudegast.

    Chris Engen is looking different these days (thanks Screamer_2012) and I can’t say I don’t like it. Maybe he could play Adam again when he returns from jail, self exile or the island that created ARROW!

    RebeccaJ … is that EB’s Twitter version of “got that”?

  39. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    [quote=AZLiam]Dyllan –

    Every blogger blaming MM? Surely you jest. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be the firestorm that there is now as a result of this firing. Yet, I think you’ve made your point that you are not a fan of MM, so that’s that.[/quote]
    The only blogger defending MM is Nelson Branco and MM was NB’s source of information who would leak about his costars getting axed. Look at the tweets of Michael Logan, Dan from SOC, and the DC contributors. Who is defending MM?

    Obviously Tedaw is Muheny because he is an avid fan of censorship and hates dissents.

  40. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    [quote=Dyllan]MM deserves to get canned. He would leak about costars getting canned to the online press (after MAB’s firing). And he would practically gloat when others got fired. Hmmm…now the shoes on the other foot and he doesn’t like it.[/quote]

    Where is the evidence? Who’s guilty of spreading garbage now?

  41. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    [quote=Duchess]Members of the soap press that I trust have sent the below tweets which all indicate that something went on and there’s more to the story. I found it very interesting in MM’s interview that he did put blame on himself and said his character sometimes bled into his real life and apologized for being intense a few times. Sounds like there was definitely an incident and it’s possible the details aren’t being spilled because people don’t want the actor or other employee to be targeted by upset MM fans.

    Michael Logan‏ @TVGMLogan 12h @jillianbowe @dcconfidential Tis true. If/when the REAL Muhney story comes out, U won’t B blaming ANYONE at @YandR_CBS @Sony or @CBSDaytime

    Dan J Kroll ‏@DanJKroll 12h @TVGMLogan Thank you for that, Michael. I’ve been wondering what people who’ve been saying horrible things would say if they knew the truth

    cbs soapsindepth‏ @soapsindepthcbs 8h Either you trust and believe what they are telling you, or you don’t. But know that more often than not, there is far more to the story.

    Roger Newcomb ‏@rogernewcomb 9h @MarkHsoap From what I’ve heard absolutely nothing like the usual BS. Did this one to himself.

    Roger Newcomb ‏@rogernewcomb 9h @SharonFanYR @MarkHsoap Because sometimes innocent people are involved and don’t deserve to have their story spilled.[/quote]

    None of these soap opera media sycophants care about Michael Muhney. They never have. They live off this industry like a cyst on a dying carcass. They’ll side with Y&R and CBS because they are the ones who feed them their info so they can survive. They want to destroy MM for their own self interests. If he did something so heinous, why isn’t he in jail? Eric Braeden assaulted Peter Bergman and nothing happened to him and that is criminal behavior in most places. I’m sure sexual harassment and drug use has gone on behind the scenes there forever. What did Muhney do that these smear artists are yapping about? Prove it was so horrible that they get to destroy this man, his reputation, and his future with their insidious whisper campaign. Put up or shut up.

  42. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    This sounds more like a Sony and maybe CBS had its hand on the paddle, helping to stir wanting him gone….still on JFP’s watch.

    Yes, he should go to Days, I think MM should play by the suggestion SoapA gave a long time ago, bring him in as the older brother of Sonny, was it Alexander? Not sure of the name but than Sonny has sibling in Salem. ;)

  43. Avatar of Marcelle
    Marcelle

    As someone else mentioned, Sony owns Days also. If they had a strong hand in the firing of MM (which they would’ve had to since they’re the ones who do the hiring/firing) why would they hire him at Days?

  44. Avatar of tedew
    tedew

    Dyllan … Obviously tedew is NOT an avid fan of censorship and hates dissents. I have always said that others deserve and we need other points of view (Dyllan’s included). I have also taken persons to task who do not seem to think others deserve their says. It bothers me no end when some are ridiculed and blasted for opposing point of view.

    I like someone, you don’t. I like a plot point, you don’t. So what? We can still discuss it all logically and I think we usually do even if it is sometimes tongue in cheek.

  45. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    Maybe the anti-censorship memo should be sent to MM since he asked the moderators of SOC to change a rule in which no one could use nicknames for characters. He didn’t like posters using the nickname “Adumb.” Further, he called out “haters” of Adam (not MM) and he got them banned.

    MM got years of positive press and unfairly avoided scrutiny by the soap press for his openness to the soap media and now the cat is out of the bag.

    And comparing soap reporters (including one from DC-which is the site we are on, BTW) to a cyst on cancer is over the top, IMO.

  46. Avatar of DJsavedmylife
    DJsavedmylife

    YOU DON’T GET FIRED FROM A TELEVISION PROGRAM UNLESS YOU ARE A LIABILITY. TWITTER BEHAVIOR AND CAST ISSUES DON’T MATTER. POSING A THREAT MATTERS. THIS GUY HAS BEEN FIRED FROM 2 OTHER TV SHOWS. DO THE MATH. THIS GUY IS A LIABILITY.

  47. Avatar of aveRex
    aveRex

    It is definite that Sony fired him..not CBS nor anyone at the show. And, it is a serious personnel infraction that caused it. People here at Sony Pictures are tight-lipped, so details won’t come out from them on this. Those in the know from the show will probably let it spill through their gossiping but my understanding is consequences would be severe for them if they are verified (by Sony or CBS employees).

    Very sad bc he is so damn talented.

    And no, he will not be able to work at DAYS. Unfortunately this incident may also prevent him from being hired by Disney as well, who owns General Hospital.

  48. Avatar of pennywise555
    pennywise555

    [quote=aveRex]It is definite that Sony fired him..not CBS nor anyone at the show. And, it is a serious personnel infraction that caused it. People here at Sony Pictures are tight-lipped, so details won’t come out from them on this. Those in the know from the show will probably let it spill through their gossiping but my understanding is consequences would be severe for them if they are verified (by Sony or CBS employees).[/quote]

    And the spilled gossiping (from the SON board) is……

    [quote] “A very reliable source told me that Muhney was sexually harassing Hunter King, who plays Summer. He fondled her breasts once and did it again when they were hanging out with the actor who plays Fenn. King wasn’t having it and neither was SONY. She is of age (19) but he’s 38 and married! Apparently she went to the higher ups and he was dismissed. JFP is NOT the villain in this- she actually did fight for him to say (and perhaps settle the dispute within the cast) but SONY insisted he be let go, likely to avoid a possible lawsuit and terrible publicity.” [/quote]

    This makes perfect sense to me and explains why there aren’t any co-workers supporting him. I just hope MM fans leave HK alone once they hear this. I’m shocked at how many are tweeting, not so nice things, to other actors as it is.

  49. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    So that’s it? Sexual harassment for touching someone’s breasts twice? Give me a break. Why not address this privately, reprimand him and move on? Now this show is damaged over Hunter King and Muhney’s life is shattered? What utter non-sense. I hope the poor little thing never has to do a love scene. Get out of the business sweetie.

    Sony had it in for Muhney and this was an excuse they were waiting for. I hate Y&R now more than ever. What a pile of crap.

  50. Avatar of JaneyCanuck
    JaneyCanuck

    Perhaps RealityCheck33 needs a “reality check” of his? own.
    There is a world of difference between what happens on-camera, as part of an actor’s role, and being felt up by a man who believes he is “entitled” to do so because he is a senior member of the cast.
    I am sorry to see MM go. But if the reason he was let go was because he pressed unwanted and unwelcome attentions on someone he thought would be too intimidated to speak up (and brava to HK for doing so), then the decision made was the correct one.
    Hey RC33! If you don’t mind a little feel here or there, I’ll be around with my rubber glove. Proctology is a hobby of mine… >)

  51. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    IF this allegation is true, then Muhney is totally in the wrong. It is sexual harassement and maybe more to touch that part of a woman’s body without permission. And blaming HK is low. “If” is the operative wod and I won’t really push it until I hear more from other sources.

  52. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    Of course everything is possible, but really? First of all, MM doesn’t strike me as the type to do something like that, IMO that could be more some other cast member’s alley. Also, I’m sorry, but Hunter King? Out of all the female cast members, really? Yeah, I’m having a hard time buying that as HK isn’t the most attractive of females on that show. It was already a tough pill to swallow that she could be a model for Jabot, or for any company. And I don’t even like MM.

  53. Avatar of noway
    noway

    Uh ok so now it’s allegations of harassment. Forgive me if I laugh this is Hollywierd where the casting couch is constantly in play. ALL of them are such hypocrites.

  54. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    So right, the comment Jill F Phelps strikes again!! Anyone who also watches GH knows about her reign of terror. The show was almost cancelled, and now she is ruining the #1 soap! Get rid of her now!!! I am sure Burton will follow soon after but I don’t want him back on GH at this point. It is doing well without him and I don’t want him taking over the show again.

    I feel for Michael M. He was my favorite actor on the show. I loved how he played Adam, as this tortured soul seeking love. They fire him right before the holidays?!! How horrible! I just can’t believe they let him go??? I have no interest in the show anyone, once he leaves. I am just curious to see Tristan Rogers because I like him as an actor but I still think he was better as Scorpio on GH.

    Y &R needs to fire Phelps and bring on new writers. The writing has been terrible lately!

  55. Avatar of AZLiam
    AZLiam

    Dyllan,

    What exactly is your mission here? I mean, you’ve made it perfectly clear of your dislike for MM, but what are you going to do with this information when you find out exactly what happened? I guess we can all rest easily knowing that you won’t really push it until you hear more from other sources (GMAFB).

  56. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    @AZLiam you are just reinforcing the image that SOME Muhney fans have earned…they are neurotic and obsessed. Lane fans now look reasonable.

    When I said “push it” that means I’m not going to call MM a “pervert” or jump to any conclusions like 80% of the posters until I hear more facts from reliable sources. That would include not blaming Hunter King. Its called maturity. You should try it sometime.

  57. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    [quote=noway]Uh ok so now it’s allegations of harassment. Forgive me if I laugh this is Hollywierd where the casting couch is constantly in play. ALL of them are such hypocrites.[/quote]

    Exactly. This kind of stuff goes on all of the time and if true, could have been addressed without blowing up the show and ruin people’s lives. Touching someone in the context of horsing around in Hollywood isn’t rape or assault. Then to be judged by people who have a grudge against you so sanctimoniously makes me want to hurl.

    How many of us hasn’t made a mistake in life that we regret, but not have our livelihood publicly stripped from us? This is beyond sickening. I sure hope this woman is happy now. Maybe she can send his kids a Christmas gift.

    I can’t even watch this show anymore.

  58. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    [quote=Dyllan]@AZLiam you are just reinforcing the image that SOME Muhney fans have earned…they are neurotic and obsessed. Lane fans now look reasonable.

    When I said “push it” that means I’m not going to call MM a “pervert” or jump to any conclusions like 80% of the posters until I hear more facts from reliable sources. That would include not blaming Hunter King. Its called maturity. You should try it sometime.[/quote]

    No, it’s obvious who’s obsessed here. Your hatred for Muhney is on full display. Labeling someone a pervert over something like this is way out of bounds.

  59. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    ^I didn’t call him a “pervert”. MM has been called a “pervert” on other forums and twitter by numerous posters and I said it was wrong. I’m not going to believe the rumors are true until they are confirmed by a reliable source because it was posted by a random person who could be previcating.

    That’s why you should read the post before commenting. But facts are not really your thing. (BTW…someone who compared an editor of DC to cancer should not be using the phrase “out of bounds”).

  60. Avatar of GHteenybopper
    GHteenybopper

    IF this allegation is true, some of you here acting like sexual harassment is no big deal and that MM shouldn’t have been fired are disgusting pieces of shit. IF this is true, the individuals making the comments about the victims looks or how she should get over it and how casting couches are common in Hollywood are just as disgusting as the alledged wrong-doer in this alledged case.

    Victim blaming is wrong on so many levels, and then implying that she couldn’t truly be a victim because of her level of attractiveness or lack thereof, disgusting.

    Sexual harassment is wrong and IS a big deal, and no, it should not be brushed off or taken lightly. IF this is true, MM deserves to lose his job and never work in “Hollyweird” again.

    ETA: if you don’t see casting couches as a problem, you have issues. How can one not have an issue with young wanna be actresses/actors being coerced and manipulated to perform sexual acts for a role? Some are even raped and are blackmailed and threatened to stay silent.

    And FYI, touching someone without their permission or after they’ve said no, stop etc. IS assault.

  61. Avatar of hey mon
    hey mon

    Lets see, the whole damn Show is boring as hell.

    Baldwins – Let Fen be Fen. He’s a perfect manipulator, in every way. Set the guy free, and have him become a drug dealer or something. Have Carmine be alive and sitting across a table from Angelo Veneziano, and have Angelo say, “Now you owe me, Carmine Basco, and Im getting even with Genoa City.”

    Jack – Either bring Phyllis back, or let Jack move onward. Single, ‘grieving’ Jack aint cutting it — in any way.

    Billy – On EVERY day, moping around. But replaced by Dave Tom… back to 2001 we go. And from press clippings, it looks like Tom hasnt aged much. So how is he going to look right next to 40-yr old Amelie Heinle?

    Dylan and the Dylan Gang – Hopefully, Kelly is Stitches wife. Can we ever get some forward motion from this guy? The Big Reveal was a month ago, and nothing has happened.

    The Friday Cliffhanger — This Friday, its what? Noah and Kyle have an exchange at Victor’s desk…about Bonaventure? Oh boy, not very exciting.

    And Mike Muhney is leaving… So Red, Adam, Billy Miller, are gone, or soon will be…. Wow. And what we have left is Dylan, Victoria, Nick, and Avery. Wow.

    How about the Show being called The Yawn-g and the Restless.

  62. Avatar of GHteenybopper
    GHteenybopper

    [quote=yojoromo4469]I find it hard to believe about Adam and Summer. She would be one of my last choices, with all the much more attractive females on the show.
    It is probably all BS anyhow.[/quote]

    I don’t know if you’re trolling..but are you really implying that you’d want another more attractive female on the show to be sexually harassed instead? What in the entire hell is wrong with some of you people????

  63. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    GHteenybopper,

    YOU ROCK!

    The people who really know what he did aren’t talking. There’s an unconfirmed rumor that he sexually harassed a NINETEEN-year-old girl and some people’s first reaction is to criticize her looks.

    Unbelievable. :(

    (I really hope it turns out not to be true.)

  64. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    Interesting to see the level of hate directed towards MM.

    If he indeed did this, he’s paid a steep price with his livelihood in tatters. Yet, now he needs to be put in the town square and humiliated by the likes of posters on the internet?

    Let ye who is without sin cast the first stone.

    So he should be denied any more jobs in the acting profession for the rest of his life for making a mistake like this? How low can you get? That’s an amazing over reach for something like this. His personal life has also been wrecked and he has three small kids to provide for.

    Charlie Sheen has done incredibly horrible things, yet he’s still got an active successful career. Look at Lindsay Lohan. How many horrible things has she done and she’s still getting work. There are so many other actors that have done bad things yet they are “permitted” to still get employment in their professions.

    Perspective is needed here. Forgiveness is needed as well. Let’s not destroy a man’s entire life over a mistake in judgment.

  65. Avatar of GHteenybopper
    GHteenybopper

    ROFLMAO yojoromo–I’m the dumb ass, yet you can’t differentiate between characters and actors. Yeah, okay buddy. “Adam” is not the alleged person we are discussing, Michael Muhney is, because “Adam” is a fictitious character.

    And what does better taste have to do with anything? We’re discussing an alleged sexual harassment situation. One’s looks or attractiveness is not the issue at hand here.

  66. Avatar of Marcelle
    Marcelle

    MTS tweeted the following:

    “ANY actor would’ve been fired under these circumstances.Terrible loss 2 the show & it sickens me that this has happened.”

    “Not my place2reveal but the arrogance of some ppl who have NO knowledge of the situation is astonishing.THE SHOW IS NOT 2 BLAME.”

  67. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    The level of vitriol and disrespect being directed at some of the show’s vets on social media is beyond the pale.

    Whether you like Eric Braeden or not, there really is no need for people to be wishing the man dead. Doug Davidson stuck with the show even when better offers were flowing his way back in the eighties. Despite that, his attempts to clear the air are being responded to with slurs that he’s an a**kisser and a no-talent. Melody Thomas Scott’s word is suddenly worth less than that of someone who was on the show for less than five years.

    Time to get a grip, people.

  68. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=GHteenybopper]ROFLMAO yojoromo–I’m the dumb ass, yet you can’t differentiate between characters and actors. Yeah, okay buddy. “Adam” is not the alleged person we are discussing, Michael Muhney is, because “Adam” is a fictitious character.

    And what does better taste have to do with anything? We’re discussing an alleged sexual harassment situation. One’s looks or attractiveness is not the issue at hand here.[/quote]

    U didn’t complain when I referred to them in original post, as Adam and Summer, so I am sure U know who I am discussing. My statement, was that I believe he has better taste, than Summer, nothing to do with, did this really happen.

  69. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    [quote=GHteenybopper]ROFLMAO yojoromo–I’m the dumb ass, yet you can’t differentiate between characters and actors. Yeah, okay buddy. “Adam” is not the alleged person we are discussing, Michael Muhney is, because “Adam” is a fictitious character.

    And what does better taste have to do with anything? We’re discussing an alleged sexual harassment situation. One’s looks or attractiveness is not the issue at hand here.[/quote]

    U didn’t complain when I referred to them in original post, as Adam and Summer, so I am sure U know who I am discussing. My statement, was that I believe he has better taste, than Summer, nothing to do with, did this really happen.

  70. Avatar of noway
    noway

    Some of you all CMTFU..

    I don’t really give a shit about what the vets are saying. MTS is acting like whatever he did was the end of the world, if so he needs to be prosecuted. If the man dropped trou in front of the girl would that not be deemed as indecent
    exposure…and then just go from there you all have imaginations. All of which he could be prosecuted. They left him come back and finish his last days, I believe when Brenda Dickson was let go that was it one day BD next day JW. We are all use to and the role of…..is now being played by… IF IT WAS THAT BAD FIRE HIM ON THE SPOT NO FINISHING UP.

    We all have heard the rumors of sexual harassment going on at this studio for A LONG TIME. Let’s start with the original Jill, Brenda Dickson, and just branch out from there.

    Whatever went down, if it wasn’t his fault given his history he would have been slamming everyone on that exit interview with the gossip peddler. At least that’s the vibe I get from him, so will we ever REALLY know the truth, I doubt it.

    The rest of the cast should have just STHU, and shut down their twitter accounts until this blew over. EB, DD AND MTS are doing NO ONE ANY FAVORS.

    I’ve said this before they should not be allowed twitter accounts and if they have to have one should be given guidelines of what and what not to post as per a condition of their employment. Yes, I understand people are getting online and being vile, but hey that’s the culture we live in have you all checked some of the shit you say to other posters on this site?
    These clowns didn’t think GIVEN THE REPUTATION OF THE EP, and popularity of the actor involved that this was going to get nasty. People have been watching this show a long time and lets face it love him or hate him he evoked emotions in viewers. Where not too many are doing so of late.
    THIS SHOW IS A TOTAL SNOOZE FEST.

  71. Avatar of tashikins
    tashikins

    GHteenybopper you do rock. My heart dropped at the comments I saw here about sexual harassment. One does deserve to lose one’s job over sexual harassment, in fact one should be locked up for fondling another’s breast without that person’s consent. I do not know if MM did this horrendous deed but if he did he is criminal. Just as looks has nothing to do with rape it has nothing to do with sexual harassment and assault. What nonsense! So a prettier person deserves sexual harassment? It is like saying, “Who would rape you, you are not that pretty?” If a 19 year old newbie reported this assault by a more powerful older male she should be applauded for her courage not castigated because there are “casting couches” in Hollywood. When it is your child or you you may understand the fury, invasion of privacy and sense of violation that accompanies sexual assault. Being a fan of an actor that you don’t even know should not rob you of reason and compassion(again I do not know that he did this). I am horrified by the sexist archaic views expressed here about sexual harassment!

  72. Avatar of noway
    noway

    OMG, tashkins ^^^^^^^^

    Ever been sexually harassed? Just try being well-endowed it starts at about 13.

    HELLS BELLS-This country kept a sitting president in office when he was doing it. Don’t give me she was going along with it, she was a young intern, he was married he shouldn’t have even gone there. Cigar anyone??

    The Duchess admittedly was groping the young boys daily. All in fun, right?

  73. Avatar of Mel_O
    Mel_O

    Some of the comments here are unbelievable.

    Just want to preface this by saying I do NOT on any level agree with the REACTIONS to this disgusting rumour. What would a woman – who’s been sexually harassed – looks’ have anything to do with being assaulted!? Like Seriously!?

    Now on to the allegation. Simply put, I don’t believe it.

    Obviously, I don’t have any insider information – like oh so many people have been claiming these past few days – but just based off of what’s leaked so far, I get the impression that this rumour was manufactured in order to counteract the other nasty one that came out before it (a BI Nelson Branco put out).

    Again, this is just MY theory on “the why” this particular reason came out.

    I know it all sounds very conspiracy theory-ish, but if we were to believe this actually happened then, firstly, why would MM ever give an exit interview to begin with? Surely, he would at least have the decency/shame to keep quiet if he really did something so immoral.

    Secondly, why would CBS/TPTB have Hunter King do a live tweeting session ONE day after letting him go? Knowing Y&R fans would be hitting her up like crazy for the real reason behind his exit, her thoughts/feelings on seeing him go, or just plain bringing him up. That’d be a little insensitive, no?

    In any case, I get the feeling MM’s recent interview will not be his last. So, hopefully he (the only person who matters) will set the record straight, and give his fans much needed closure.

  74. Avatar of GHteenybopper
    GHteenybopper

    [quote=LaDivaYR]Hey GHteenybopper, you’re a fucking LIAR and a shit stirrer.

    You’ve hated on Michael Muhney forever, and now MAKE UP all kinds of LIES and INNUENDO when the guy is down. Fucking psycho bitch, go peddle your shit somewhere else.

    You don’t know SHIT about what happened. You don’t work at the studio. You don’t have proof of all the lies you’re spreading. You’re a pathetic, disgusting, cliche-riddled bitch.

    I also “heard” that someone told someone else that you rape goats and like to drink pig piss. But hey, don’t blame me for spreading a rumor!!!

    FUCKING MORON, I hope someone destroys your reputation the same way you’re destroying MM’s reputation. Filthy bitch![/quote]
    —————————————————————–

    Hey LaDivaYR–I don’t know what’s more pathetic, you or your reading comprehension? I am not making up lies or innuendoes, hence why I used the word ALLEGEDLY in my posts regarding what ALLEGEDLY happened.
    Do you know what allegedly means? Allow me to copy and paste from dictionary .com to break it down for you since you don’t seem to have a firm grasp on comprehension…or reality for that matter.
    al·leg·ed·ly
    əˈlejidlē/
    adverb
    1.
    used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof

    I don’t know if the post regarding what the reason for MM’s firing is true, but if it were, I voiced my opinion on the matter and I was highly concerned by the attitude by some of the posters acting as if this ALLEGED incident was the norm or something not worthy of someone being punished/losing their job. For you to imply that I’m ruining MM’s reputation is as ridiculous as your last few posts attacking people on here.

    I never once posted as though this ALLEGED (there’s that word again), was fact and was proven to be true, it is impossible at this point for me to know the reason behind his firing. Do I like MM, no I do not, I had a few exchanges with him on twitter and at a meet and greet that changed my opinion on him as an individual, despite that I have always said that he was talented as an actor.

    I don’t even know why I’m defending myself to you, but it’s a Friday night and there’s freezing rain outside and I have nothing better to do at this moment…anyways you need to relax and grow the entire hell up. There’s no need for you to post such asinine things and use such vile words. You can take all those colourful adjectives and paint yourself with that same brush sweetheart, because that one post alone makes me think you’re a few fries short of a damn happy meal.

    You seem to have a lot of anger in you, you should have snickers bar or something, you’re not the same when you’re hungry.

    Thank you Marcelle, SoapArmageddon and Tashkins for understanding where I was coming from regarding the victim blaming in some posters comments, and another thank your for demonstrating your strong reading comprehension skills :)

  75. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    I find it amazing how people here who hate Muhney just want to destroy the man now. He’s off the show now, you should be ecstatic. Where is this blood thirsty vengeance coming from?

    Bill Clinton got a blow job from Monica Lewinsky and stuck a cigar up her ya-hoo. He remained in office. If Michael Muhney fondled Hunter King’s breasts he’s been fired. That’s a bigger price than what Clinton paid and I find it enough.

    Now let the man go out and find other work and move on. He’s got a wife and family to provide for. End of story.

  76. Avatar of tedew
    tedew

    I wonder if people can be sued for making possibly false accusations and innuendos here. There certainly seems to enough of them to keep the civil courts in your country busy for years to come!

  77. Avatar of twb6yz
    twb6yz

    [quote=RealityCheck 33]Bill Clinton got a blow job from Monica Lewinsky and stuck a cigar up her ya-hoo. He remained in office. If Michael Muhney fondled Hunter King’s breasts he’s been fired. That’s a bigger price than what Clinton paid and I find it enough. [/quote]

    I don’t have a dog in this fight. I only watch Y&R off and on and with the quality lately it’s definitely been more “off” but I’ve always enjoyed his portrayal (but not often the writing). Dunno anything about him personally other than the dustup with EB.

    I’m only commenting on the comparison you made between the allegations and what Clinton did. What Clinton and Lewinsky did, by most accounts, while salacious and highly inappropriate, was consensual. What has been alleged, was not.

    Not to get too much onto politics here but what DID tick me off about the whole Lewinsky scandal (and this is coming from someone who voted for him twice) is that he was a lawyer, and in charge of the Executive Branch, knowingly and intentionally lied about it during a legal proceeding. Perjury’s pretty serious, especially for a President.

  78. Avatar of noway
    noway

    Yes but does anyone know what happened to Ms Lewinsky she now lives in London as a virtual recluse never married never had children rarely dates(couldn’t have an idea why?) . What happened to him? He was impeached but allowed to keep his job going on to make a fortune. Yep that worked out well for her.

  79. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    I’m still shocked that people won’t accept the facts that ARE out there.

    He was one of the first to resign a long contract with Phelps.

    He had an interview about three months ago talking about the long term direction of his character and how excited he was to play out the future of Adam. We know he wasn’t talking about just through December.

    After being extremely interactive on Twitter, he fell silent in November indicating some type of change with his habits.

    The announcement came, from him, that he was let go from the show.

    The interview with Nelson B came out where the actor himself ADMITS he did something to cause his termination.

    Sooooo now what we surely can deduce from all of that is that MM HIMSELF did something seriously wrong to get himself fired. I don’t think anyone needs to spread rumors about the whys…and really…does anyone think there will be a press release about why he was terminated? It’s not going to happen. So why can’t people move on from this?

    Phelps has created a lot of negative press for her decisions since coming aboard, and I hate her for the way she runs the show…but claiming CBS, Sony, Phelps, or castmates are spreading these rumors is ludicrous.

    The guy messed up. But I’m sure we’ll never know the real reason.

  80. Avatar of WinterLove
    WinterLove

    JFP has a habit of firing people right around this time. He himself stated that he sort of saw it coming so either he sensed they wanted to replace him or he did something to cause them to want to fire him. Whatever the reason may be, the fact is Muhney, Miller and Stafford are out. Three big reasons I watched the show. I highly doubt MM replacement will be any good. They will go younger, cheaper FOJ who can’t act for nuts. In hindsight the Delia H&R feels like an Adam exit story. They pin the crime on him and send him away then fire the actor in the same week.

  81. Avatar of WinterLove
    WinterLove

    JFP has a habit of firing people around this time. He alluded that he sorta felt the axe coming so either he felt they wanted to replacement him or he did something to make them want to fire him. Whatever the reason is, the fact is Muhney, Miller and Stafford are out. Three big reasons I watched the show. What’s left doesn’t impress. In hindsight, Delia’s HR feels like an Adam exit story. They pin the crime on him, send him to jail then the actor gets fired in the same week.

  82. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    [quote=Peterascal]GHteenybooper, thanks for speaking up! I[/quote]

    There’s nothing I see to be thankful for except reading nothing but vile hate.

    Why did Jeanne Cooper get to grope every male cast member’s genitals in full view of everyone and not get fired? It’s well-known she did it. If Muhney groped Hunter King’s breast, he has paid a very steep price. The Y&R smear merchants did a good job at trying to ruin his life and career for something that doesn’t come close to what other public people have done without paying with their job or livelihood. I hate this double-standard.

    What a gross injustice for a man who loved this craft and this show.

    I really despise Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott, and Doug Davidson. They need to be named and called out for their vile, mean-spirited, and egotistical conduct. Shame on them and I hope karma visits them very soon.

  83. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Eric, Melody and Doug may have egos, but rightfully so. They’ve each been on the show since about 1980. They are YR royalty as far as I’m concerned.

    They haven’t done anything inappropriate in my opinion.

    Obviously MM did. But I do get the double standard when talking about Jeanne, if the extent to what people claim is true. But did anyone tell her to stop the behavior, and then she continued it? Maybe a difference here.

  84. Avatar of EricasEvilTwin
    EricasEvilTwin

    Let me get this straight – an allegation has been made that may or may not be true and while fans have a pretty obvious and straight forward means of defense (that this allegation has yet to be substantiated) some have taken it even further to include:

    A. he couldnt possibly have done this because hunter king is too ugly to be worth his time

    and

    B. he couldnt possibly have done this but if he did so what, bill clinton and jeanie cooper did it to, so whats the big deal

    WOW just WOW. welcome to the year 2013 where we are almost overly sensitive about all sorts of categories of discrimination but when it comes to women, its still fair game to blame them for their own victimization. NEWSFLASH folks – while we dont know if MM did this or did not do this – if he grabbed any persons body in a sexual manner he is guilty whether the person in question is the ugliest person in the world or the best looking person in the world. In fact, if he did this, I would hope that they encouraged Ms. King to pursue the matter. That others may or may not have gotten away with similar bad acts in the past has no bearing whatsoever on what remains the moral and lawful thing to do, not because we need a witch hunt here but because should he continue to be a working actor, he may be in a position down the road to do the same thing again with some other young woman.

    I will also add this – this is ONLY a television show. it may be a beloved television show but it is nonetheless a TELEVISION SHOW. If it turns out that this is true – and its a big if – do you all honestly care more about seeing your favorite actor on you screen MORE than you care about the real life well being of the young actors on the set? Shame on those of you who can answer that question any way but NO.

    GHteeny you do very much rock

    LaDiva – its posts like yours that have kept me largely away of late. Ive never hit anyone in my entire life, but if you ran your mouth to me face to face the way you ran your mouth to teeny I would be surely tempted to knock out one tooth for each letter in the words bitch and cunt. Who the F do you seriously think you are speaking to someone like that? Are you that much of a mental midget that you cant make your point without resorting to those sorts of words.

  85. Avatar of LadyGooGoo
    LadyGooGoo

    I disagree that this thread should be shut down. The allegations against MM are serious and so far, no one at CBS, Sony, Y&R, has denied them; nor has any reputable blogger; nor have any of the actors involved. This rumor has been viral since last Thursday.

  86. Avatar of tashikins
    tashikins

    Reality, what ‘reputation’ does Hunter have now, if this is true? I hope you mean the reputation of someone who makes it clear that she will not be trifled with, will not be treated like a sex toy(again, let me reiterate like GH did that all of this is alleged). Please people let us forget the fantasy that is Y&R and the characters like Ericas said(by the way love your post and pferrando’s) and deal with the ugly reality that is sexual harassment. Bravo to any woman or man, especially a teenaged one, that says no to this and reports it. Your reputation is well deserved. If it means losing work, remember that retaining your dignity is more important than any job.

  87. Avatar of noway
    noway

    These people promote sex as part of their jobs, then we are supposed to feel sorry for them when something like this ALLEDGEDLY happens?

    Um ok….two.very slippery slopes here.

    Once again we know nothing and probably never will.

  88. Avatar of RealityCheck 33
    RealityCheck 33

    CBS put up with Bob Barker’s antics behind the scenes after multiple sexual harassment suits. How long did Charlie Sheen’s drug and drunken shenanigans go on while he was on CBS? I feel certain MM’s “offense” wasn’t even close to these two.

    Give me a break. Cooler heads could have addressed this issue without blowing up this man’s life. They still could if they’d be willing to work this out.

    Hollywood is so phony.

  89. Avatar of Crystal_Ann
    Crystal_Ann

    [quote=RealityCheck 33]BTW, Hunter King’s career will now take a little turn. I’m sure she isn’t pleased about her name being attached to this story. Good luck in getting hired in Hollywood with a reputation like she’s got now.
    [/quote]

    I’m sure MM isn’t pleased either having his name attached to this story, no doubt way more than Hunter King because he will be the one who has a hard time getting hired in Hollywood. This rumor only damages his reputation and future career possibilities not HK’s because while it may not be a big deal to you what he is being accused of, it is to most people and most importantly the law. I don’t believe the story is true since he was allowed to continue working after being fired but if the story was and TPTB and the network’s execs ignored HK if she reported being sexually harrassed or said to her what you have said about her and the situation, she would win if she filed a lawsuit against them.

  90. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    It’s my opinion (of course) that the more you hear the same thing from multiple people/stories and no outcry of “that’s not true” from any of the affected parties, that the naysayers need to start accepting it COULD be true.

  91. Avatar of Cuppa_Coffee
    Cuppa_Coffee

    Dream on. Almost 5 months later and he STILL hasn’t climbed out from under his rock and denied charges.
    He can’t plead innocent…
    ****************************************************************

    “I got a little change in my pocket goin’ jingle-ingle-ing.
    Wanna call ya on the telephone–baby, give you a ring.
    But each time we talk, I get the same old thing,
    Always no huggy, no kissy till I get a weddin’ ring.

    My honey, my baby dont’t keep my love upon no she
    She says “Don’t give me no lines and keep your hands to yourself.

    Now baby, baby, baby why you wanna treat me this way?
    You know I’m still your loverboy I still feel the same way.
    That’s when she told me the story ’bout free milk and a cow.
    She says “No huggy, no kissy till I get a weddin’ vow.

    My honey, my baby dont’t keep my love upon no shelf.
    She says “Don’t give me no lines and keep your hands to yourself.

    Well I wanted her real bad, I was about to give in.
    That’s when she started talkin’ about love, started talkin’ about sin.
    I said “Now honey I’ve been a waitin’ for the rest of my life.
    She says “No huggy, no kissy till you make me your wife.

    My honey, my baby dont’t keep my love upon no shelf.
    She says “Don’t give me no lines and keep your hands to yourself.”

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    RealityCheck 33

    Very interesting to see this story resurface again as a lead story on Daytime Confidential. Michael Muhney has been active on twitter again, while his mother has publicly denied any misconduct by her son in a twitter exchange with Jamey.

    You need to check twitter more often cuppa_coffee. He’s been back on twitter everyday for a week now.

    This activity is very curious as the character of Adam is about to reappear on Y&R. Very curious indeed.

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    bnt83

    Realitycheck 33, I found it very curious that he deleted the post about being let go from Y&R.

    As a Muhney fan I would be thrilled to see him return! For me, the show is in need of a good dose of Muhney and the character of Adam is definitely missed.

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    pferrando

    The timing of all of this is interesting.

    It will need to be a recast of epic proportions. I don’t know if they can pull it off.

    MM’s tweets have been kinda ridiculous in nature too. Weird dude for sure.

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    Mets82

    They have been mentioning Adam but have you noticed they havent shown any flashbacks of MM? I mean if he was coming back, wouldnt you show him? Or even if his character is dead and buried and never coming back, wouldnt you still show him?

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    RealityCheck 33

    I think that anything is possible in Hollywood.

    Eventually, we’ll know something. The show is certainly meandering without clear direction these days. It certainly shows the lack of focus by the writers and executive producer.

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    pferrando

    I lay most of the blame with Phelps.

    She came on and tried to change everything all at once.

    She obviously created additional back stage drama and made it clear who her favorites were. And brought a slew of friends with her.

    In a lot of ways, she’s contributed to the dismissal of MM because she most likely allowed behavior that fueled any fire that was already there.

    The cast has continued to carry the show and maintain its #1 ranking. They are why the fans continue to tune in.

    The writing has improved over MAB, and then again after JG left, but it is very broad and unfocused at times. The stories are there. Too many left hanging before we get back to them.

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