Eric Braeden speaks in a revealing new interview with TV Guide Canada’s Nelson Branco about his exit from The Young and the Restless and his much publicized contract dispute. Below is an excerpt from daytime soap’s most recognized leading man on his current plight!
When discussing the negotiations Braeden remarked, “Since they weren’t willing to negotiate, there is nothing to say. It’s important to note that I did make a counter offer — and a very generous one, as far as I am concerned. Their response was a categorical “no.” It’s a rough business. They were trying to intimidate me — and no one scares me. Sorry, but you don’t do that to me. They tried to intimidate me with the storyline. They tried to intimidate me by leaking and implying that they wanted to recast my part or create a Victor clone with this super-millionaire Tucker role. Talk about blatant! Let me clarify that most of this “news” was leaked long before I even knew that Sony was planning to renegotiate my contract. As far as I was concerned, my contract wasn’t even up for another year. So when news of a potential recast came out, well, it’s clear that this leak could have only come from the inside.”