TMZ Reports Michael Muhney Was Fired From Y&R For Allegedly Groping Hunter King

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Since news broke The Young and the Restless actor Michael Muhney (ex-Adam) had been fired from the soap opera, the serial's veteran cast and other insiders have been insisting via social media that executive producer Jill Farren Phelps wasn't at fault. Several stars also alluded there was more to the story.

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A new report from TMZ delves into allegations surrounding Muhney's dismissal. According to the website, Muhney was allegedly fired for groping Hunter King's (Summer) breasts on two occasions.  From the report:

Multiple sources connected to the show tell TMZ ... 38-year-old Muhney allegedly bullied and harassed 20-year-old Hunter King, who plays Summer on the show.  She went to higher-ups and complained recently Muhney had fondled her breasts on 2 occasions -- and she said both were unsolicited and unwanted actions.

Sources tell us ... the new allegations were the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back."  Muhney -- who is married with 3 kids -- had been a problem on the set for a long time, allegedly bullying and harassing Hunter and others.  He even admitted in a recent interview with HuffPost Canada TV after getting fired, "Sometimes I've walked around with a big backpack of hubris.