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    Y&R's Michael Muhney Fired.

    Monday, January 13 2014

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    Posted by aqua-sheep at Saturday, January 04 2014 02:40 PM

    I found this posted on another site. I think if it's true it holds some credibility:

    THIS IS A QUOTE FROM HIS SISTER all I have to say is that NOBODY should believe what you read or hear. Only Michael knows the truth. And there is NO truth to the rumors flying around. My brother is incredible and will go on to do something bigger and better and look back at Y & R as a learning experience. He has class and grace like no one else in the business. ".

    Posted by budget at Saturday, January 04 2014 06:09 PM

    if what he did is true he should be let go

    Posted by Former Soap Fan at Saturday, January 04 2014 07:30 PM

    On other blogs they reminded me that with this type of harassment, if it is true that he would have been fired on the spot, at the moment it was reported, I'm sure they have a zero tolerance policy. So why then is he allowed to continue to work?

    Something smells here.

    Also, in some major films actors are known to take on their character to improve their performance. I wouldn't be surprised if all that is being required of Adam to portray this very difficult role could have had an impact on him. It's possible.

    I don't think we should rush to judgement here.

    Posted by Laloni at Saturday, January 04 2014 08:09 PM

    Has anyone considered the fact that if Summer really did accuse MM of touching her breast that she could be LYING. The girl looks like the type that would do anything for attention and lets face it her appearance on the show is just taking up space. I will not believe anything Summer accuses MM of at anytime, I have never liked the girl and was hoping for ages they would get rid of her. I'm on MM side period, until he says this happened I will never believe it. If this is why they fired him, I hope he sues the pants off of all of them and gets enough money to retire. I also hope Summer never gets another job doing anything, girls lie all the time, they even accuse men of rape when it did not happen. No, our little Summer is a liar.

    Posted by Waterdrop at Sunday, January 05 2014 07:16 AM

    Been watching this show since the beginning. Yep...the whole 40 years. Adam (Michael) made this character. He has been excellent bringing this character to life. Far better than first actor.
    Not a Hunter fan from day 1. She reminds me of a "mean girl type"
    I guess we will never know, but really, he's been on the show how long and she's something special that he decides to trash everything for a grope? Really?
    Many more attractive people on the set then this young girl who IMHO not the greatest actress.
    I get the allegation needs to be taken seriously. But I find it a stretch. For Hunter, I could see best defense being an offense....and looks like she came out on top.
    Darn shame. I feel for the next guy to play the role. This is like trying to put someone else in the role of Victor.
    For Michael, best wishes and I hope all the stuff doesn't blow up your personal life. You will definitely be missed.

    Posted by apple1950 at Sunday, January 05 2014 07:20 AM

    Reading this and recalling what MM posted about his firing, makes me believe he is quilt and bowed out as gracefully as he could without telling the real reason. For legal reasons, he was probably prohibited from discussing it. HK has been gagged for the same reason. If true, MM has to suffer the consequences of being fired and dealing with the rumors. Yes, I remembered some cast members remarking about JC groping the males. I thought that was in poor taste if she did and her age was no excuse. It is unacceptable. Perhaps MM's attitude behind the scenes and any previous gestures from him, made HK step up to the plate and report it officially. Fans need to separate their love for his acting from the reported personal acts that obviously got him fired. One day we will get the full story and hopefully fans will understand the whole dismissal. People make mistakes and sometimes they pay brutally. If true, MM may not have been arrested in a deal, but the public prosecution and embarrassment will be his punishment. However it turns out, fans need not to lose sight of rightful consequences if a misdeed is committed. My opinion.

    Posted by Amy may at Sunday, January 05 2014 07:57 AM

    They are "allegations". Is there proof? Or is it he said/she said? Was if filmed or was their a witness or did he confess? Since nothing was seems to proven and just allegations. Why haven't formal charges been laid if its true? Is there a ongoing investigation? What happened to innocent until proven guilty. Whether the allegations are true or not, Hunter King is now a bigger liability than Michael Muhney. No producer is going to risk an accusation of sexual harrassment. I do feel for her if he did harass her, but her career is over. If she is making a false allegation then I feel bad for Michael and his family.

    Posted by aqua-sheep at Sunday, January 05 2014 01:57 PM

    I've thought it over and read a bunch of other comments, and I still feel sick about this. But I've come to a conclusion of why I firmly disbelieve this rumor going around. I saw someone else suggest that from the way the story has been going, it has looked for awhile now like Adam was going to be "taking a break." True, they could have found a way to fix this Delia mess, but all the talk of other people raising Connor if something happened to Adam and Chelsea has sounded like foreshadowing to me. So here's what doesn't make sense:

    1. MM was fired AT THE SAME TIME that he was told Adam would be off the air for awhile. Both shocked him, meaning HE DID NOT KNOW that he and his character were going to be out for 3-6 months.

    2. His last air date is Jan. 30. When he was fired, he had 3 episodes left, meaning they had filmed up through Jan. 27. From how the story looks right now on the soap, the writers already knew Adam was going to be gone soon. This was filmed WEEKS BEFORE MM was fired!

    3. It makes zero sense that MM, not knowing Adam was going to be out for a few months, would happen to fondle a girl's breasts right in time for them to conveniently fire him. The soap is filmed weeks in advance, and written even further back than that. So it's not like they would suddenly write Adam off the show in the next three days because something happened. They really couldn't.

    The coincidence of the alleged incident between MM and HK with the departure of Adam Newman smells like TOTAL fish.

    To me, it seems like these rumors are nothing but RUMORS. It's like a real-life version of that Restless Style issue with Adam on the cover wearing devil horns. Remember that from a few years back? And recently on the show, what happened other than a storyline about Devon being framed for trashing a hotel room? So why don't we take a lesson from our beloved characters and consider the source of these lies?

    Posted by libertylu at Sunday, January 05 2014 08:11 PM

    Good Luck to Michael Muhney, they shouldn't have fired him he one of my favorite actors on the show. We are missing Michelle Stafford which is a great loss to the show right now, now Michael, it is hard to believe they would let him go. I hope they got all the facts straight. HUNTER KING IS A BIT YOUNG for him. I am sorry they are letting him go.I hope Billy Miller isn't leaving also there is hardly anyone left.I don't know how much longer I'll be watching the show.It will be going off the air,no longer #1.

    Posted by Lizz1 at Monday, January 06 2014 06:49 AM

    Good luck Michael Muhney, he is a very talented actor. When it comes to his character being attacked he should sue the hell out of the show, if untrue. He is the best Adam and I don't want to lose him in this role.

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