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74 January 11th, 2014 Jerry Douglas Weighs-In On Y&R Scandal Citing: “I Think Bill Bell Would Be Turning Over In His Grave!”

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And it’s the story that just keeps on giving, unfortunately!  Now longtime soap veteran, Jerry Douglas, who currently plays the ghost of his former Genoa City patriarch, John Abbott, weighed-in on the dismissal of Michael Muhney as Adam Newman from The Young and the Restless!

In an interview with Rumor Fix, Douglas starts off by saying the beloved creator and head writer of the number one soap opera, Bill Bell would be,”turning over in his grave” over the behind the scenes drama that has played out all over social media!

Douglas went on to say about Muhney’s setside behavior:  “I watched him work a couple of scenes with Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) and there were a lot of battles that went on there that were unnecessary. Eric is an old pro and does good work. This guy seemed to be high strung and emotional.  He would just blow up in the middle of the scene for things that aren’t that important. Eric told me this (heated arguments) has been going on for a long time … I know the producer has had meetings with him because I saw Michael walking out looking upset.”

The veteran actor went on to say about Muhney: ” Sony and the producers showed tremendous patience by not firing him long ago.”

So, now with Douglas coming speaking out, what do you think about what he has to say about Michael Muhney and Bill Bell?  Does he bring valid point to the discussion?  Or, do you think its just an attempt by Douglas for some PR?  Comment below!

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  1. jb44 says:

    I think everyone associated with Y&R needs to keep quiet. So far, Michael Muhney (through his tweet) and Hunter King (by not responding at all) have shown class. I no longer have any respect for the cast members who have made negative remarks regarding the situation. As far as I am concerned, they should not have gone public with their opinions.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I feel just the opposite. They are, as you said, cast members. It effects their show, possibly their ratings…and some may feel the injustice being perpetrated against the young actress. If indeed Muhney did this…and they’re either sure of it because they witnessed it…believe her because he’s a bit unsavory behind the scenes…then I think they have every right to jump to her defense. She may not be speaking because she was advised not to…but that doesn’t mean that her castmates don’t feel protective or the urge to set the record straight. I commend them for putting themselves out there in such a heated situation.

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    jb44 replied

    When I was sixteen, I experienced the same thing as Hunter. I did not want everyone knowing about it and especially making comments. Also, whoever “leaked” this story, should be ashamed of themselves. It was a private matter that concerned only Hunter, Michael and their employer. Now it has become everyone’s business. This is so unfortunate, especially since we have only heard one side of the story.

    jb44 replied

    I should clarify my comments. I do not mean to imply that the “story” is true. We have no actual facts regarding the matter.

    davlestev1 replied

    No one knows what happened and irregardless of your longevity and respect on a show none of these cast members need to weigh in with these cryptic posts/news stories and so on. If they are trying to make MM look bad they are only achieving the opposite by spouting off their opinions on a case that is clearly headed to litigation. MM is the wise guy here for real. Keep quiet till time to speak.

    Line replied

    I agree with rebecca1.
    Those still in the show are going to want to saty in the show, so obviously none of them will say anything against their boss. It’s fear to lose their jobs that get them talking.

    Even if it were true MM argued a lot with Eric, who is to say he didn’t have good reason? We will never know the truth.

    MM is an important and great actor on the show. To let him go was a humongous mistake.

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    dawn norton replied

    Agreed…love eric braeden, but they finally have a replacement down the road to fill his shoes..cant say that about anyone else there..including Nick…whom I love, but is actor has a soft side, unlike Micheal…they should have nipped in the bud…long ago….Even the Hunter issue…..

    Steven replied

    Didn’t Jill Phelps bring Hunter from Hollywood Heights along with the other two recently hired actors. Not saying I know this for a fact but maybe this was Jill’s way of getting rid of MM. They are all actors remember. Also this isn’t the first actor that Eric B has had issues with on the set. He and Peter B got into a fist fight years ago. I think Eric thinks he is really Victor, I wish Y&R would loss both of them.

    Line replied

    My mistake – I agree with jb44. Got mixed up from cell phone being small screen. Lol

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    Gracie Noble replied

    I wish people would pay more attention to what the cast members have actually said rather than read what they think is being said into their statements. With Mr. Douglas, for example, he referenced a long-standing problem related to MM’s “high strung and emotional” behavior. Same with MTS and EB. None has said a word about groping or a young actress being involved. That was a rumor from an anonymous source who everybody ASSUMED they knew to be the author. I’ve got no dog in this hunt either way, but I’m astounded at how thousands have weighed in on this one’s or that one’s guilt without a shred of evidence that the ASSUMED reason for termination involved this young woman, who remains silent. No one has produced the supposedly filed police reports or any real proof that there is a shred of evidence that sexual harassment is at the heart of this story. People want it to be true, but even MM admits that his hubris was the reason for his termination. If the cast is right in their comments, MM was a disruptive and argumentative (and thus time consuming/money-wasting entity on the set), and his uber-need to get every scene perfect, his performance outshining his costars, and his own belief that he was a better actor than his costars, especially the veterans on set, could well be all there is to this story. It’s not as exciting as making the guy out to be a sexual predator, but I’ve yet to hear any of the other actors make that assertation. Tommy Garrett hates JFP and Angela what’s-her-face, so his campaign is as tarnished as anyone else’s in this fight. Granted, both women are killing the soap, but that is a separate matter than in finding the truth about what did or didn’t happen here. It just seems like there are way too many agendas at play here and none of them is focused on the truth, just is assigning guilt and getting revenge. Sorry to be so long-winded just to say the obvious: we need calmer voices at the table no matter what the outcome may be.

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    k/kay replied

    @ Gracie Please go read Lynda Hirsch column she is out of Cleveland, Ohio and she has been doing this forever when my husband and I lived in Cleveland for four years she was your go to gal. Trust me I may not always agree with her but she is an honest woman she knows how this works.

    Fred replied

    These cast members are only speaking up to get the free publicity and the spotlight on themselves. Jerry Douglas will of course stick up for good ole boy buddy EB. He knows whos really in charge of the show, GRAMBO Braeden! This entire mess reminds me of the movie Soap Dish.

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    Gracie Noble replied

    To k/kay: I don’t doubt for a minute that Lynda Hirsch is a great columnist. The same could be said of Nelson Branco, out of Toronto, and he, too, has an inside track within the Y&R organization. He has a very different slant on the situation than Lydia. That’s the problem. Everybody has an opinion. I just suggested that people listen only to the words of those who have actually been on-set and witnessed what was going on. They are the key to understanding what the truth. Everybody else is just guessing.

    Gracie Noble replied

    Oops, my bad. I meant Lynda, not Lydia. By the way, I did go read what she had to say, but I didn’t see anything new. She seemed to only rehash what everyone else has. No offense meant, it’s just that I was disappointed.

  2. Luke says:

    Jerry Douglas is 81 years old, he doesn’t need PR as he is a daytime legend – I liked his comments much more than EB’s puffed up bloviating, and he doesn’t seem to have to wait ten years to bother remembering the names of people – his comments were classy, quick and to the point, and unlike EB he doesn’t seem to have an axe to grind, he is just stating the truth as he saw it – I also agree about Bill Bell turning over in his grave – I have been watching TV for over 50 years and I can’t ever remember a mess as big as this one, just goes to show that you have to be twice as careful about what you do and say in the age of social media.

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    Jo Saponare replied

    Totally agree & I’ve been watching long like you.

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    Allison replied

    Luke well said !!! Pretty much exactly what I feel!!
    Jerry Douglas a very classy man with no ax to grind
    Who absolutely needs no pr was calling it as he sees it and did so in a very
    Classy way!
    More Hollywood actors should follow his lead!

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    dawn norton replied

    DITTO….

  3. Marc says:

    both. Theres no doubt Michael has a temper . Then again its not unusual to have a blowup with Braeden . This looks like a shameless plug for himself at Michael’s expense though

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  4. bren says:

    personally I think there are TOO MANY OPINIONS being given! this whole situation involved two actors and the PTB, those should be the only ones speaking on the matter. The actors who are screaming at the fans on twitter should SHUT UP, and the fans who are screaming at the actors involved (in favor of or against) should also SHUT UP) I think both parties should either make statements that directly address the issue at hand or they should say NO COMMENT and move on. One party has made a psuedo comment that people are interpreting whichever way suits their point of view, and the other has remained silent, which isn’t helping her case at all. The PTB seem to all be cowering in a corner somewhere, just watching this crap all play out, and in the end will it affect the ratings, yup I think so!.I hope they understand the power of the Fans. I also feel that a few of the Actors getting into it on twitter are doing so just to keep their faces relevant, they have absolutely NOTHING to do with this situation, although they say they are “sticking up” for a co-worker. Said co-worker, was the one who insisted on the other being fired and seemed to be able to stand on her own two feet during the whole thing. Stand by her at work, call her on the phone, but don;t get into it with the fans on social medial, you look like IDIOTS. EB is shouting at people, telling them they don’t know what they are talking about, that their opinions don’t count, does the dude know this isn’t a script he’s reading from, where he has control! he isn’t the KING here on the internet, he is just a human being like the rest of us. Oops got a little long winded there, sry. I for one, do support one of the participants but have just decided to move on to another daytime show and give them my support, buy those advertisers products and live my life. JMO and yes EB I am entitled to that!

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    k/kay replied

    Bren I want it fully investigated on when these allegations were made I do not believe that she fired him the minute it was made I think she sit on it and I resent the actors speaking out and covering for her. If you get hired to be a leader then be a leader. I am talking about JFP. Little known fact about her she always favors men actors over female.

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  5. Stephanie says:

    I think we need an official statement from TPTB and MM, not from other actors on the show that were not directly involved with what transpired. It needs to be put to rest once and for all! CBS and Sony need to set the record straight!

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  6. dinah says:

    Wow this should stop all the talking about MM

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  7. Mo says:

    I think it’s obvious that Bell would be upset. I also think if Bell were here, this wouldn’t have happened

    Frankly, I think they all need to keep their traps shut. Just adding fuel to the fire unnecessarily.

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  8. Daisy Day says:

    I tend to agree with Jerry Douglas, if this was going on for a long time; as previous stories that had surfaced in the last year or two confirmed; Y&R executes he been more than lenient. It seems the sexual harassment issues were intolerable. That is sad because Muhney was an excellent actor – such behavior can derail his career.

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    rebecca1 replied

    If he did it you shouldn’t be worried about his career. He deserves whatever downfall he gets…

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    Jo Saponare replied

    derail his career & his marriage…

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  9. su0000 says:

    Seems to me that Douglas has just created more Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) haters..
    We all know MM and EB fought like cats and dogs, and it takes two to tango..
    People speaking against Michael will only rile his fans to jump on the hate Eric Braeden ..
    I noticed, Douglas and Braeden did not say MM was let go because of any an incident with HK ..

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    James replied

    I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Braeden on the set of Young And The Restless a few years ago (a friend of mine was good friends with one of the crew members on the show)….and Eric was nothing short of a charming, inviting, classy gentleman. To make a blanket statement like “Douglas has just created more Eric Braeden haters” is just plain silly. I actually like Eric Braeden more now, if that’s even possible, since a seasoned professional has spoke up in his defense.

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  10. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Why bother putting this out…no matter how much these people come foreward and talk about M.M.’s alleged ‘bad boy behavior’ the fans will still come to his defense. Eric and Peter nearly came to blows and neither one was fired, Jeanne Cooper groped and touched but she didnt get fired(but in her case did anyone complain, just asking) a lot of actors arent easy to work with behind the scenes ect. ect. We dont really know M.M. as well as you know his character Adam…he could be Dr. Jekyl one minute and Mr. Hyde the next…who knows maybe he is innocent in all this and his bad attitude stems from being mistreated somehow by cast members jealous by his immense popularity?…maybe he is a jerk as alleged?…we arent around him enough to know the real M.M. No one is perfect…we all have a bad side and some are better at keeping it under control than others but in a blink of an eye that could change. Look at me for example…when people meet me im so nice and friendly…id never do anything bad?…think again…a few weeks ago i was at the deli of a supermarket where they had free samples…a sign clearly said ‘Limit one free sample per customer, please!’. Well, while the deli clerk’s back was turn, i snuck 3 samples when i just read the sign that said ‘Limit 1 per customer’. So, you see people you may think someone is good and not do bad things but look at me now…i lost control at the deli and took extra free samples when there clealy was a limit…i can be bad too…lol!!!

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    rebecca1 replied

    I would suggest you return those samples immediately.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    But i ate them…i dont think they’d want them back…especially the way they turned out several hours later if you know what i mean…lol

    rebecca1 replied

    yep; unfortunately I visualized just what you mean! ;)

    4everDAYS replied

    Hi jimh, In the JC situation, the performers involved may have been too scared to complain.

    They may have laughed it off as a defense mechanism. Of course, Y&R could have swept it under the rug because she was the matriarch.

    I still believe those choices have manifested into what is now happening.

    I hope I never here anything like that involving Francis Reid (spelling?). Of course, DAYS ratings would probably hit the stratosphere. It’s a shame good storytelling in front of the camera is trumped by behind the scenes scandals.

    Do you here me DAYS?

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    4everDAYS replied

    Do you hear me DAYS! Create great scandals behind the scenes to go along with the brilliant stories in the show. Ratings gold!!!

  11. k/kay says:

    Yes Mr. Douglas and why did the young woman have to make two complaints and why did they not investigate earlier. I believe that is what I am most concerned about is the lack of leadership for the safety of the cast. How long did JFP sit on these allegations?

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    4everDAYS replied

    JFP has not been at Y&R for 40 years.

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    Harry replied

    Huh? And the earth is not flat, what does that have to do with this person’s comment?

    k/kay replied

    What does that have to do with anything? These allegations concerning HK went down on her watch.

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    4everDAYS replied

    The way I understand it, there’s been sexual misconduct going on for many years at Y&R!

  12. Beth says:

    AMEN……Finally a veteran of the show makes a comment and all the MM faithful seem to be quiet. He has absolutely no reason to lie, I feel that by saying what he has, he has help the VICTIM so very much. Now PLEASE, let this story die down for all involved.

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    su0000 replied

    The MM fans will always be faithful :)

    The truth has yet to be told the facts to be seen, wait for it..

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  13. thrillSeeker says:

    Jerry Douglas’ comments have only kept the fire raging. As each cast member tweets their hate for Mr. Muhney, the backlash against the show only hardens fans on each side of this mess. For the love of God, just keep quiet.

    This has been going on for nearly a month now. Enough. The lynch mob has seen MM fired and publicly humiliated. His career and family are in shambles. What more is needed? A public execution to satisfy the blood thirsty? Ms King’s reputation is damaged in Hollywood. She is subject to scorn. What more do we need here?

    Stop this madness and start some healing. It’s like I’m watching a pack of rabid wolves rip this show’s carcass apart.

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    jb44 replied

    Well said!

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  14. lisa says:

    I have tremendous respect for Jerry Douglas – he has always been one of my Y&R favorites and a class act.
    I have no doubt either that Bill Bell would be turning in his grave over these recent events.
    I just think this is getting completely out of hand.
    Let it be handled behind the scenes and stop all the commentary.

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  15. Mbest says:

    I think that IF the stars would stop making comments and if the media would stop reporting everytime one of them sneezes then eventually the fans will calm down.
    It seems like that evertime the fire starts to die down someone throws another log and get’s it raging again.

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  16. beacon says:

    This guy is a shit stirrer. Let’s not forget Jeanne Cooper’s comments about Brenda Dickson’s firing and how ‘unnamed’ actors on Y&R made Brenda’s working life intolerable in her last months and treated her reprehensibly. Michael Fairman has that interview with Jeanne, if you would like to refer back to it for the benefit of your readers.

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  17. Patrick says:

    in hindsight…

    and yes, it’s pretty clear… the cast.. for fear of retribution? wouldn’t dare… speak up about the current production team… ? that is so lacking… that is so remiss… that is so dull… that is producing the most boring product… in 25 years?

    honest to God…

    fans be damned… so be it…

    going to Genoa City is no longer interesting

    and the longer, TPTB continue this route… it’s a slap in the face and demeaning to “The Fans”

    and… heck yeah… fans do backpedal… cast changes do come and go… and the writing STINKS… human resources… procedures.. should have been in place.. to prevent.. cast mishap….

    I LOVE that Michael Muhney… cared about Y&R… Passionately, SO. I’m proud to have bore witness to the finest actor that has ever graced CBS -Sony – Y&R

    one of….

    give us a break….

    Jill Farren Phelps… are you so indisposed… and struggling with your regime… that you’ll dismiss your audience

    well… I hope… in droves… we follow suit… and click boom Y&R

    just turn you off

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  18. Harry says:

    Jerry! They should have never made you a ghost!! You should have married Mamie and lived happily ever after. But she won the Lottery and just took off. with nary a look back. But I do enjoy your scenes with Peter Bergman–I love you playing Jack’s conscience and you do it so well. And no one dresses better than you do.
    I think you’re a gentleman and perhaps you are using euphemisms when you say that Sony and JFP exercised great patience in delaying the firing of Michael Muhney. If, and I am underling if, he was indeed guilty of these charges, and the young girl really did not feel secure in the work environment, it was their legal obligation to fire him on the spot. The fact that they did not does raise an eye brow or two. And it’s interesting that the only time you saw him having meltdowns was when he was in scenes with Erica Braeden. From what I have read and understand, EB did not memorize his lines, he had cheat cards planted all over the set and he is notorious for add libbing. I would imagine this would not go over well with the consummate professional who memorized his lines. It must have been very frustrating.
    In any case, Jerry, can you come back to life as John Abbott again? The Abbott mansion has not been the same without you.

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    4everDAYS replied

    Not a ghost of a chance!

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    k/kay replied

    Poor Peter Bergman the old guy comes out saying EB is a pro a pro who assaulted his on screen son and is still looking for fights.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Erica Braeden, huh??? Now that’s funny…LOL!!!!! And true.

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  19. Mary SF says:

    Okay lets face facts the kind of behavior Mr Douglas speaks about have been going on for years all across a number of Hollywood sets– it is unprofessional yes, but not hardly shocking. Most production companies have people to handle those kind of situations. Most studios have major money invested in whatever show they are filming so keeping the talent happy and in line is a common practice even going back to early days. So if they really wanted him gone for that behavior they would not renewed his contract last April.

    I agreed with others that said it’s time for everyone including fans to let this go.

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  20. randy says:

    im sorry but the media and yes that includes you too micheal fairman are just adding fuel to the fire with all these stupid statements,,i use to love your interviews but this is the last time i read anything by you,,shame on you,,,

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  21. DjLevel9 says:

    Michael Lied other cast member will now speak up and come forward there not gonna Lie And thats Sexual Harrasment to wards Hunter And Michael brushes it as she was Into HIm And Michael thinks this is Funny Gets His twitter friends To back it Up .

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  22. Tanja says:

    As a psychologist I can’t help but wonder if a psych eval on muhney would be beneficial. He is very talented but does display certain traits of a narcissistic mood disorder. Maybe he should be offered some help and if after treatment be given a second chance. After all, we all deserve one. :-)

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  23. Ed says:

    At any job I have ever had, if we were to comment publicly on somebody’s firing to the press or social media, we would get written up or, more likely, fired. I don’t know how the actors of this show can be doing what they’re doing and think it makes them look good. Some seem to be actively celebrating on Twitter. Does CBS/Sony have any kind of Human Resources? My respect for a lot of these actors has dropped.

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  24. Chaz says:

    Going out on a limb here….I won’t say I believe or disbelieve the comments made by JD or EB about Muhney’s behavior….but, other than being “highstrung” & “emotional” is it possible that the man has something like bi-polar disorder that is either not being treated or he is not taking medication for if prescribed? NOT trying to start another rumor…just looking for a plausible explanation for his behavior…if it is as what has been said (including MAB’s statements).

    Or, perhaps he was just frustrated by his co-workers “phoning it in”?

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  25. Synnoveah Cooke says:

    I look at it more as if Hunter were my own daughter. What would I want then. I don’t care who is doing the groping, an 85 yr old woman vs a young man? It is still sexual harassment. I can see why she hasn’t gotten on the comment thing. It’s embarrassing. I think Michael is a good actor, but if this did happen, then he should have been fired. If not, then truth will out.

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  26. Ron Hale says:

    I believe there is two sides to every story, and to correct a previous poster, Jerry Douglas is still employed by Y & R as a reacurring character’s ghost. I do believe that Eric is an ass and assaulted Peter Bergman & Mathew Muhney and was never fired for either but Mr. Muhney is accused and presumed guilty, is that fair ??? I do not like the current management of JFP & the writing is horrible and I’m finding the show boring, most likely will stop watching because all my favorite actors are leaving or getting fired.

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  27. Ron Hale says:

    Michael Muhney , sorry for the autocorrect incorrect name.

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  28. Dan says:

    Braeden can be difficult (we all know that)..but I KNOW that wherever “JFP” (Darling that she is,and hated by many) is..and every show she has wrangled her way into,has turned to discension,and catastrpohy with firings,and storyline problems.She has a name unprecedented in the industry. I can only imagine if Jeanne Cooper were still around how this will have played out. I have never met “MM”, so I can’t make a comment about him. Y&R is really boring. But,really,after 40 years,where do You go with “story” material. “JFP” is going to put the ax right in it. And, in my humble opinion, Jerry Douglas should have never been “killed off” the show. He’s right. Bill Bell would be turning over in his grave.

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  29. Truth4Life says:

    Jerry Douglas has never shared a scene with Michael Muhney. His nasty comments about MM’s work should have remained with him. Each actor is different and he didn’t know the context of MM’s method. It was an unprofessional jab to take and the low road to kick someone they don’t know. Very disappointing and an obvious attempt to make his old friend Eric Braeden look good. I guess these guys think the fans are really dumb.

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  30. Roberta Stark says:

    I posted that exact comment somewhere last week…if Bill Sr. could see what’s happening to his creation, he’d be turning summer salts in his grave. Would have been nice though, if Jerry hadn’t jumped on the band wagon to trash Michael Muhney. I’m tired of everyone speculating and give the fans facts. I want to hear from TPTB the REAL reason MM was fired and if it was for his attitude, then what steps were taking to correct that before he was fired. Just like Bill Sr. warned Braeden & Bergman what would happen to BOTH OF THEM if they ever got into it again. That was all it took for them to never go there again.

    John Abbott was killed off, so Jerry doesn’t have to be concerned with retribution other than never having a recurring role on Y&R again. But what do you expect him to say, he works for CBS! In the “couple” (2) times Jerry claims to have observed EB & MM on the set getting into A LOT of unnecessary battles, he fails to elaborate what those battles were about…..only that he felt they were unnecessary. Then he goes on to describe MM as “high strung” and “emotional”. It sounds like he has based more of his negative opinion regarding MM from the word of his old buddy, Eric Braeden, rather than his own observation.

    Winners of People’s Choice Awards said it best this past week, “I have to thank the fans for giving me the opportunity to do what I love.” It’s the fans who have made Y&R the #1 soap for the past 25 years. This scandal is dividing the cast and the fans. And if enough of the fans hold true to boycotting Y&R after Jan 30th, you very well may see the death of Y&R.

    I, for one, have been a fan since the show’s inception. I have dedicated 3/4 of my life to this show. This isn’t a joke to the fans. We want answers and we’re not going to back down until we get those answers or results one. Some of us idolize the actors/characters. And with so many of them coming out with their ugly tweets and comments, it is changing how we feel about the entire show. It would be best if the cast members remained impartial, at least publicly. Attacking fans who have idolized them is not going to help them keep their job! If I were an actor on that show, I’d start looking for another job for I truly feel its days are numbered.

    It was not an easy decision for me to decide to cease from watching Y&R after Jan. 30th. It started with the firing of MM a week before Christmas and now with the way the scandal has been mishandled, the rumors, the cast coming out and scolding fans and back-biting other cast members…..well I cannot watch this show anymore knowing how ugly that actors have been to the fans when we’re the reason they even has a job! You want to talk about egos, the cast members who are speaking out taunting disgusted, grieving fans who have professed to stop watching, well we’ll see how much of an ego these cocky cast members have when the ratings plummet and they’re facing unemployment. So I guess we’ll have to hide, watch and see how this scandal plays out and how it affects the existence of Y&R!

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    Patrick replied

    “…the cast coming out and scolding fans and back-biting other cast members…..well I cannot watch this show anymore knowing how ugly that actors have been to the fans when we’re the reason they even has a job!”

    Cheers!

    this really irks me… and nonpluses

    the cast can press release… how #1 they are
    the cast can … press their “nu” team player stance.. all they want
    the cast can fight JFP battles

    you bet… i’m divided.. and I NO LONGER HAVE the heart… to keep up with Y&R

    it’s unwatchable…. YEAR 2013… will go down .. for US FANS.. as THEE YEAR… when Y&R DIED

    too much has happened… loyalty, be damned… call me fanatical… FANS … know whats being televised

    no matter how much fans, balk… are disregarded…. not given credence

    the loyal fan base… was for: Ashley, Nina, Delia, Chance IV, Traci, Phyllis, Billy, and YES… Mr. Michael Muhney

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    Patrick replied

    and… notwithstanding… the cherished… Jeanne Cooper

    The fans… in your face… JFP… has gone with her

  31. Fred says:

    There is an original rumor monger. She/he posted the same comment word for word on several soap boards. Michael Fairman, maybe you can get someone to track down the identity of the person who started this whole groping rumor slander.

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  32. davlestev1 says:

    Jill Phelps is doing irreparable damage to Y&R and Sony or Cbs better step in real quick…

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  33. Lew S says:

    I am putting this to bed. What happened is unfortunate for everyone. If the allegations are true against MM, then I believe the actor should be viewed differently from the character. We can love a character on a series and believe the actor is the same off the set. I am sure that is not always the case. Blind devotion is dangerous and before we cast down another without the actual facts, we are doing a great injustice to the possible injured party. I pray for healing for all those involved.

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  34. RICKIE says:

    This entire situation is a PR nightmare! The network, Sony, or someone needs to release a revised statement. Where are the PR pros? We learned of the cancellation of online AMC not from Prospect Park, but from stars Debbi Morgan & Cady McClain. Now, we have all these Y&R cast members and personnel — both past AND present — weighing in on this situation. Jill Farren Phelps, in addition to being inept, is now a coward for letting this whole thing twist in the wind. At the very least, the services of a PR crisis agency should have been retained.

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  35. Red Rivers says:

    Jerry Douglas’ piling on against Michael Muhney screams “Look over here, I’m still around!” He added nothing to the story. Why must these actors act like children.

    Alfred Hitchcock had it right: “I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.”

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  36. Jazmin says:

    Wait! So your trashing Muhney in this interview and then yesterday you’re taking to twitter asking for fans to tweet Jill Farren Phelps to plead your case to keep your character on Y&R?? Because apparently, the writers don’t want to use you and your character anymore?
    Whoa…not on your life John! Karma’s a great thing huh?! You trash talk your fellow actors in an interview – don’t expect fans to back you now in your dilemma! You owe MM an apology. He’s never stabbed you in the back in an interview. It’s called mutual respect! Respect is a 2 way street! Was MM perfect? Absolutely not! But neither are any of the remaining actors left on Y&R. So MM fans won’t be begging JFP for you…sorry :(

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  37. dbrown says:

    While I respect the opinion of a veteran actor like Mr. Douglas, Mr. Muhney did bring a certain spark to Y&R.

    I can stop watching for 10 yrs and pick right back up due to familiar characters like Eric Braedon.

    I wish everyone all the best on the show and look forward to watching Michael Muhney play other characters in future projects.

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  38. Maria says:

    Why is it that dead people get to talk?

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