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162 December 15th, 2016 Michael Muhney Shares Reaction To The Petition To Bring Him Back As Y&R’s Adam!

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With the role of Adam Newman vacated after the departure of Justin Hartley, who now stars on NBC’s This Is Us, many fans of The Young and the Restless are hoping their voices are heard by the powers-that-be and that the series will consider bringing back Michael Muhney to the role, a part he played till 2014 till he was let-go from the show.

A petition had been circulated that Muhney was able to view and he was touched by the response, so he took to his Twitter account to give thanks to all those supporting him, and he also indicated he has had some time for self-reflection.

Muhney expressed: “I just read through all the comments in this petition. Brought tears to my eyes. So blown away by people’s passion for my work. #Humbling. Just feel like all I ever want to say is ‘thank you.’ For being positive, for encouragement, for your passion & enthusiasm for my craft.  As long as people are kind, respectful, and positive I am always so spirited with the daily, weekly, monthly, year-after-year support.  Tens of thousands of tweets I get from folks who enjoy my hard work. It really is so meaningful. If you were to ever just scroll through my mentions and continue reading back further & further you would see why I feel this way. It’s a rare thing to capture this much passion & support and encouragement from fans.I feel honored to have found a place in your hearts. Wow. Just Wow. I’ve been on a journey for several years. Moved away from the me that fought too many battles and covered up insecurities with ego. I just know that I like myself a lot more now than I did years ago. Had to let go of the hard-headedness. It’s a good feeling to let it go.” 

What did you think of Michael’s statement to the fans?  Do you think Y&R should consider bringing him back as Adam? Comment below.

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  1. Mr. X says:

    Sounds like Michael has his stuff together. I think it would be smart for the new regime to bring him back eventually. He is the only Adam (besides JH) that I would want.

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    Timmm replied

    Muhney-Hartley-Trevor St. John. That order.

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    Meg Reddekopp replied

    I’D LOVE MM AND TSJ TO WORK TOGETHER

    Terri replied

    I never watched MM so it would be JH and Trevor St John.

    SZima replied

    I don’t care how “together” MM is, there is basically no chance in hell they will bring him back!
    Once you’ve been accused of sexual misconduct, there’s not much hope!
    And as good as MM was, Justin easily replaced him, so it can be done again!

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    Mr. X replied

    So just the accusation disqualifies him? Not in my book. People get accused of all kinds of stuff including sexual misconduct. That doesn’t make them guilty. In this country, you’re innocent until proven it. And seeing as it’s never been proven, I believe MM deserves a second chance as Adam if offered.

    Eileen Hargis replied

    Any regime would recognize how bad it would be for Sony, CBS and YR to allow this actor access to beautiful women on set. Getting his act together or not, he hasnt changed in his behavior or he wouldnt have lost 2 jobs for it!

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    Nikki replied

    Y & R tried to bring him back. Do you not remember the meeting? He turned it away and took to twitter later the same day to say he wouldn’t be coming back. Lets not make up stories about him.

    A1 MM Fan replied

    Oh, for Heaven’s sake…It was an unproven rumor, started on a soap gossip board, and broadcast by an unscrupulous TV rag!! Do you have any idea how much real harrassment goes on? Maybe that ought to be dealt with instead of making up stories about a fantastic actor and loving family man.

    Pamela replied

    I was so sad to see him go and accusations can hurt someone’s career and everyone believes what they read! I would absolute love for MM to come back. JH was amazing…but no one did Adam like Michael❤ Please reconsider and come back!

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  2. joe says:

    After Justin Hartley’s performance as Adam over the past few years, Mr. Muhney pales in comparison. When and if they recast Adam, go for someone new, don’t go back to Muhney, please.

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    Timmm replied

    Your opinion Joe. I think BOTH were amazing talents but for Newman Enterprises, Muhney was better.

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    toscanti replied

    Agree

    Addison replied

    Muhney was better at playing the darker aspect of Adam while Justin was better and playing the sunnier aspects of Adam.
    Both actors brought their own persona to playing this part so well and both actors are quite talented in their own rights.

    clh replied

    Muhney was Adam. Yes Justin was great too but I was always comparing him to Muhney and still prefer Muhney in the role.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Muhney was and is a terrific actor, no one disputes that. But as a man his behavior towards actresses on set was dispicable. All the cast except one saw it. Thats why NONE of them want his return.

    A1 MM Fan replied

    Justin was good, but didn’t portray the evil side of Adam, nor the brilliance. I blame the writing and exec. producer for that. But those of us who are students of the original characterization of “Adam” know that he had more going on under the surface than could ever be visible on the surface. Justin’s Adam was always being blind sided and tricked.

    Sylvia replied

    Muhney turned Adam Newman into a powerhouse character. Hartley turned Adam into “The Manny “. Bring back Muhney now.

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    Timmm replied

    MM was the ONE character who could go up against the Mustache and win!

    Addison replied

    Unfortunately, I am afraid Eileen Hagris is probably right.
    He also earned a bad reputation with his co workers while filming Veronica Mars. I don’t want it to be true, and I certainly have no inside knowledge of it being true but it’s hard to shrug off these allegations.

    Boop replied

    I agree with that.

    TammyL replied

    Nonsense.
    Justin Hartley was a good fill in…. but Muhney IS Adam Newman!

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    A1 MM Fan replied

    I agree, 100%, Tammy.

  3. Eileen Hargis says:

    This is an absolutely futile effort on the part of his clueless supporters. Sony isnt about to rehire this man because of what he was terminated for. Sony dodged a massive lawsuit and will never hire him again. I sincerely hope this actor learned something from this experience because its the second job he has lost for the exact same behavior.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    I think it was CBS/Y&R that had the bigger beef with MM, Eileen. It was CBS’ Angelica whoever that blabbed the story to TMZ.

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    Timmm replied

    You dont know what he was fired for. NONE of us know because CBS never publicly commented on Mr. Muhney.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Sorry, TIMMMMMM I do know.

    Celia replied

    Absolutely, Timmmy….none of us knows the reason Myhney left.
    All I can say is that he’s such a classy guy. Most importantly, he sounds like he did a lot of self-examination; profound self-awakening, as it were.
    Well…..seems to me he came out the winner. Good luck in his endeavors.
    Re: Trevor St. John…love him. But, Adam is supposed to be younger than both Victoria and Nick.
    As much as I adore Trevor and his ‘hotness’ ( LOL), he looks his age; 45.
    Aiden Turner, AMC ( Anna Devane’s nephew) would be perfect. Later….

    clh replied

    Exactly. If that rumor were true everyone would have said so. The only lawsuit they avoided was the one they would have gotten had they slandered MM with unfounded allegations. The rumor was started by insiders to begin with in order to get rid of him without looking like the bad guy.

    SZima replied

    Thank you for this response.
    There is NO way MM would be hired back!
    Whether it was proven or not, it’s the insinuation that can’t be overlooked.
    And as long as Summer/Hunter is on the show, he’ll never be back.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    CLH, you are incorrect. This termination did NOT occur because of rumors. It happened because of 2 incidents several months apart with one actress. Jill F. Phelps knew about the 1st incident and said she would handle it. When the 2nd incident occurred, he was terminated with the condition he not speak publically about it and no charges would be brought against him.

    Tomas Torquemada replied

    Eileen, I agree. It’s not only pointless but hurtful. Why keep reminding poor Mr M of what must be a painful, difficult period.

    Living in the past isn’t healthy. It’s best for one and all to move on.

    I genuinely respect the actor. I hope he finds great success. Again. And elsewhere.

    His overly passionate fans …. I wish them well. But mostly I wish they’d stop dragging him in to the middle of their hyper stylized imaginings. It’s not fair to him.

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    Celia replied

    Hi, Tomas,
    I truly appreciate your noble sentimrnts, but Miss Eileen’s mind is not on the same wavelength as yours.
    You feel for the actor and wish him well?…well, Eileen’s cryptic remarks say otherwise.
    I will always defend Muhney, simply because I go for the underdog.
    This story is so insidious; it has become an abomination, and for people to make certain remarks is beyond the pale. Sometimes we need to watch what we say to escape consequences.

    Where are you K/Kay? LOL.

    k/kay replied

    I am right here shaking my head one post by MM and here we go again I guess we still don’t have our pound of flesh off of him yet? He has not worked steady since this trash came out so I think if anything occurred he has paid the price. His family and small children have paid the price and if you truly care about him and our a fan of his work then leave it be support him in other ways . I pray sometime soon I will see the gift of acting he was given one of the best!

    k/kay replied

    As Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman somehow it is easier for people to believe in the worst of people then the best. Have a Merry Christmas everybody and try to remember the reason for the season! Blessings to all!!

    A1 MM Fan replied

    What a lot of supposition on your part, Ms Hargis! No one ever said that about MM on Veronica Mars, and no one ever actually accused him of anything on YR. He still hangs out with people from both shows, by the way.

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  4. 4ever DAYS says:

    I think everyone should be given a second chance, but I understand the uncomfortable position Y&R would be in by having him back, so Sony should help secure him a job at DAYS!

    BTW, it should be in JH’s contract that he help NBC cross-promote DAYS.

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    MST replied

    Sexual harassers do not deserve second chances, I can only think how I would feel forced to work with someone who did that to me. Unacceptable and disrespectful to women.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    I’m not so sure he committed sexual harassment. If true, couldn’t he be reformed? Were there charges filed against him? Are Y&R and TMZ judge and jury?

    Mary SF replied

    Yet the American people have just elected a man for their leader who committed worse acts and has a ego a million times bigger than MM on his worse day– what does that say about the culture in American that rewards some men for the very behavior you say is unacceptable and disrespectful? What message does it send to young men when they see men like Trump become the leader of the free world— at least it sounds like MM is maturing and growing– whatever happened, and whether MM deserves a second chance is between him and the people involved– but obviously sexual harassers do get second chances– event to the point they get elected to the highest office in the land

    Celia replied

    Hi, MST,
    You are entitled to your opinion, and I share in your statement.
    But, read what 4ever wrote, carefull. That is precisely what I think.
    Yes, sexual harassment is a gross and perverted act committed by the lowest scum on earth.
    But, I would argue that, in this day and age, no one keeps quiet about it….no way no how….especially a young woman.
    Case in point; Hunter King was probably still a teen when this alleged incident happened. What parent, in his/her right mind would allow it to happen without pressing charges?
    I think, especially a father, would go up in arms defending his daughter.
    Sexual harassment happens to boys/men, as well. We do not hear about that because of the double standand and because men have a hard time coming forward….I am assuming men feel emasculated. That would be more believable, in my estimation.
    But, for some to make such acerbic remarks, based on what they read, is not fair.
    And, for those who steadfastedly proclaim first hand knowledge, should give an explanation….otherwise, keep your peace….. not say it publicly. Do not throw a bombshell and expect people to eat it savoringly, without some pause.

    MST replied

    Celia – Id you think that “no one” doesn’t report sexual harassment you live in an alternate reality. Statistics show that is absolutely false and I know many young women who keep quiet to protect their jobs and their paychecks. I wish we lived in a world where that was not true, but it is and to suggest otherwise is not only disingenuous, it’s dangerous. I’m through with this discussion, the MM fans who insist on second chances and doubt the accusers remind me of Drumpf supporters giving him a pass on his behavior and that is sick.

    A1 MM Fan replied

    Well, aren’t you Ms. Perfect?

    A1 MM Fan replied

    Mary AD…Thank You! We elect as the leader of the free world a sleeve- bucket who walks in on naked 16 yr olds, but want to deny a humbled actor a job. Shame!

    Addison replied

    MST is spot on right here.
    MST for president!!!

    Eileen Hargis replied

    Angelica told her husband who worked for TMZ and HE blabbed it, not her! Sony got involved when the actress in question threatened to go to the police. SONY said terminate him, not YR/CBS. Sony does not owe him job services, he did this all by himself!!

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    Addison replied

    Mary SF, as par for the course, you are eloquent and thoughtful.
    4Ever Days–I think the GC Buzz should cover this story!!

    A1 MM Fan replied

    Again, you know this how? It’s all supposition on your part. ( And wrong, btw)

  5. Lynda Gilbert says:

    Yes bring him back. Michael Muhney is the best!

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    A1 MM Fan replied

    Yes, 1000 times, YES

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  6. Ryan says:

    I definitely think he should come back to Y&R, I miss him as Adam.

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  7. James R. Poissant says:

    I am all for the show bringing him back—never wanted him gone in the first place.

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  8. Carol says:

    His dismissal was based on false accusations. He is the only true Adam.

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    Lou piikes replied

    His dismal from CBS goes way beyond false accusations.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Nothing FALSE about the accusations. YOU just dont know the details.

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    Mary replied

    Your ranting seems all too familiar…

    Celia replied

    Then explain them, Eileen. Fair enough? If you are so well-informed, then spit it out, otherwise do not make a case out of it. Just my opinion.

    Nikki replied

    Stop trying to start trouble.

    blake replied

    Totally agree. Y&R please bring back Michael Muhney back as Adam, he was the best.

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    Guest replied

    People have lawsuits for false accusations- that is called slander/defamation of character. There has to be some sense of truth there or Michael would not have remained quiet besides. Why hasn’t ANY OTHER soap given him a job since?! Easy- none of them wanted to risk yet a THIRD strike against Michael with a co- worker! Let it go!

    blake replied

    Wow, controlling much “guest”? way to hide behind a guest account. And you never heard of false accusations? Tell this to the over 2,000 people that have signed the petition so far in a few days.

    Eileen Hargis replied

    Celia, Ive explained it over and over.

    A1 MM Fan replied

    You are correct: false accusations!

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    Celia replied

    Absolutely agree, Carol. Muhney WAS Adam. When Inthink of Adam Newman, he comes to mind.

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  9. Merlene Amoss says:

    leave Adam dead, let the show move on without him.

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    soapqueenforever replied

    Finally someone I can agree with. How many times can and will they go down that path. It is time to move on and let the story rest. Unless Chole has him him hidden somewhere and is smuggling him food, there is no possible way he could have survived that explosion. I say leve well enough alone

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    Meg Reddekopp replied

    THAN BRING MM BACK AS A NEW CHARACTOR FOR SHARON,

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Why, Meg? So he can go after another actress? I dont think so and neither does Sony.

    Mary replied

    Fun fact. Steve Kent respects MM and he was in the works to star in a pilot with along with Andy Garcia on Crackle. It didn’t work out but you think you know everything but you do not. CBS and Sony respect MM more than you will ever know.

    Addison replied

    I think Adam is a compelling character in that he is deeply conflicted about his father, his role as a Newman and his love for his family.
    I credit Michael for fleshing out this character so brilliantly. I also credit Justin for taking the baton and running with it.
    I miss both actors but it’s clear neither one is coming back. However, Justin proved one thing–Michael Muhney is replaceable. I say recast Adam with a gifted actor and bring him back.

  10. mark says:

    Justin Hartley is Adam to me

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    Lisa replied

    Me too

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    soapqueenforever replied

    Me three. One of the best soap recasts, if not the best that I have seen. And I still say they should leave well enough alone. Happy Holidays soap fans and a special thanks to Michael Fairman for this wonderful sight.

  11. Timmm says:

    He was the best Adam. He admitted he was hard headed. He grew up. Give him a second chance. Isn’t that what live is all about anyway? He will benefit, we will benefit and the show will benefit from it. Shadam lives!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Robert Rodan was the best Adam ever!!!!-lol

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    hayley cropper replied

    Bloody right, Jim! X

    Lou piikes replied

    Some individuals cannot help themselves. They repeat the same behavior over and over again because it is part of their personality traits and DNA.

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    Timmm replied

    He said he looked in the mirror. Sometimes that does work.

    Meg Reddekopp replied

    SO RIGHT ,!

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    It was being hardheaded that got him fired, Timmmm. It was his hands!

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    Timmm replied

    So Hunter says. But like I said, CBS never came out with a statement so I will support Michael until I know otherwise.

    Abruzzfan replied

    I agree, Timmm. Michael Muhney is Adam. Justin was pretty good, but MM is the best and true Adam.

    If Y&R can’t bring him back, then another Soap should bring him on.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Except Sony owns both YR and B and B and Days. The only soap left for him is GH and with all his baggage they wouldnt touch him. Why do u think he has only done one Christmas movie in almost 3 years? The industry knows all about his 2 terminations for the same behavior.

  12. Mo says:

    I don’t think he would want to return. You can’t always go home again. Returning might bring him back to the me he was. I think it’s better to just go forward.

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  13. su0000 says:

    huh?
    He went to Twitter and was able to write a 200 word tweet !!

    I like the man. I have wanted him back from day 1 ….
    However, it will never happen.

    GH would a good a good place for him.

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  14. Jimmy says:

    Michael Muhney is a phenomenal actor and the character of Adam is too vital to have off screen indefinitely. We all know Justin Hartley won’t ever be back after his success in primetime, so the next best thing in my opinion would be to rehire Michael. And now with Sally Sussman on board, hopefully the writing will be better than the crap MAB and Pratt were spewing for the character. It’s unfortunate that Sally doesn’t want to bring the character back now, but that may change later on.

    And who knows – maybe down the road, they will be looking to bring Adam back but not with Michael Muhney, and they’ll strike gold for a third time with an excellent recast like they did with Michael when he was first hired, and then Justin in 2014. I’m not sure who could possibly follow in their footsteps, but time will tell.

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  15. Diane says:

    Let he who is without fault cast the first stone.

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    Celia replied

    Sin.

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    Celia replied

    @k/kay.
    Hi, kay….. thank you, my friend.
    You always put it in the right perspective. I needed that…yes!!

    Eileen Hargis replied

    No one is casting stones. Facts speak for themselves. If he was innocent, he would have been working right from his firing.

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    Timmm replied

    Rebecca, maybe he wanted to spend time with his wife and kids?

  16. William starkey says:

    Please bring Michael Muhney back he played a great part of adam

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  17. Debbie says:

    Yes bring Michael Muhney back. He was/ is the best Adam Newman. His part in the show is a story that cannot be snuffed out.

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  18. Iakovos says:

    I am not sure Adam needs to return to Genoa City Sometimes people die and stay dead. Or they leave, never to return. I think the previous writing regime dealt Adam too many bad hands. Although Justin Hartley was a very strong presence and talent in the role, Adam is too damaged a character for me to care anymore. I was ready for Adam to go for good after that silly Gothic baby game with Ashley and Sharon. It started out suspenseful withe gaslighting but just went way off the rails. The plot device of having him return after the disfiguring car accident with Billy was just too much. And we got another inane baby switch storyline as a result. Yes, there is unfinished business with Adam. But that’s life, too. And perhaps that sad note in Victor’s and others’ lives may foster evolution in those characters and their stories.

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  19. Becky says:

    Michael Muhney is who over 90% of the Y&R fans want back! Michael,is by far the better actor and that s why after 3 years of being gone, the fans want him back! The fans should matter! The fans are the one single who have made this show a # 1 hit for years! The fans would gladly welcome Michael back with open arms! Justin Hartley was just a fill in and his work could never be compared to the work of Michael! The fans believe Michael got a raw deal 3 years ago and the fans are ready, willing and able to give Michael a second chance! Justin was a pretty face but he lacked the talent that Michael has. Michael adds a spark and sparkle to the show that has been missing for the last 3 years! I have watched this show for 43 years and my greatest dream come true would be to have Michael return to the show! Ratings would go out the roof with his return!

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Fans might be willing to have him back but the actresses on set sure wouldnt! Fans keep talking about how great he is as an actor but thats not the problem. Its his behavior towards women that isnt acceptable!

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    Timmm replied

    Sounds like something you never have to worry about!

    Rebecca1 replied

    Timmmy…you seem to think Eileen is me. In the words of your candidate…”wrong.” As an fyi…I’ve watched Y&R about eight times total…only started tuning in because of Justin Hartley who I loved on “Revenge”…and never even saw MM on Y&R. (Though I’ve read of the scandal on Michael Fairman’s coverage here the several times he posted and tend to believe if MM was innocent he would have sued for defamation of character/slander. But I digress….So, sigh, you probably should either apologize to Eileen or continue disagreeing with her in her own name.

    k/kay replied

    JH is a beefcake total sex scenes between him and MCE that’s nit the character who they created but that is ok we close the door

    Didi replied

    Eileen, Is that why many of them, including Gina Tognoni follow Michael on Twitter now? Lol!

  20. Meg Reddekopp says:

    I WANT MM BACK AS ADAM ,MORE I SEE JH ON THIS IS US ,AND A REPEAT IN CASTLE ,THE MORE I KNOW HE JUST WAS NOT ADAM ,NO ONE CAN FELL MM’S SHOES .SO BRING MM BACK AS ADAM OR A NEW CHARACTOR FOR SHARON,

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  21. Donna Robinson says:

    If Y&R wants you to come back, please consider it seriously, Michael!! You were an exemplary actor on the show before, and I feel you would be again!! Your depiction of Adam Newman was way way better than the others. If you would come back, I feel, without a shadow of a doubt, that the ratings of Y&R would skyrocket off the charts!!! You had a HUGE fan-base, and all of us fans want you back!!!! You ROCK!!!!

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Exemplary actor maybe. Man, not even close. YR does NOT want him back and fans wouldnt either if they knew what he did and what he said.

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    Timmm replied

    Thats the problem Rebecca, WE dont know what he DID, we know what some little minx accused him of!

    JK replied

    WERE YOU THERE???? YOU WANT US TO BELIEVE YOU KNOW IT ALL…WOW….

    Eileen Hargis replied

    Me there personally, no. Me, talked to the actor who was, yes.

    Celia replied

    So, Eileen? You spoke to an actor who was there. Yippee!! Again; word of mouth!!

  22. Brenda says:

    He was the best Adam but I do like the old Adam on his new show This Is Us !! Nick does not need to get into a relationship with Chelse.He is not a good actor at all. I have been watching this show since day one and I love the show.

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  23. Jo ramsey says:

    Yes, please bring him back. He was wonderful in his part as Adam Newman.

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  24. JOANN says:

    Micheal is the only one who is really Adam Newman. Never brought that Justin was Adam. He was a watered down version. He lacked the smarts, confidence and evilness of what Adam was all about. If you ask me he was always Gabe. He was out for revenge of Victor for causing his father’s suicide and masqueraded as Adam to do this. He was week and whiney. Michael is a brilliant actor and became Adam and because he is a method actor probably carried it a little to far off set. But seems like he has learned that about himself. As far as rumor of his firing, no truth to it. If it had happened he would not been allowed to finish the last 3 days and would have been ushered out of building. There are HR rules and CBS and Sony are bond by them. The reason he was let go was because JFP wanted him gone was so she could promote her friend SB as star and we see how great that worked. Now out. Michael is a wonderful person and actor and deserves a second chance. We all do.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    U are wrong on so many levels. It had ZERO to do with anything except his behavior towards actresses on set. Jill F. Phelps was his biggest supporter. She covered up the first incident but could not the 2nd. She tried to rehire him behind Sonys back but they learned of her actions and shut it down. There was and is nothing wonderful about his behavior and the entire cast of YR knows it.

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  25. Rose says:

    I’m a bit neutral on Michael since I only started watching Y&R when he was released from the show. But I keep hearing “bring him back” from his fans on MF. I wouldn’t mind if Adam comes back from the ashes, so if soaps are a place for redemption for all kinds of characters, why not Michael in real life if he wants to come back?

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    One phrase, sexual harrassment lawsuit, thats why not.

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    Nikki replied

    15 posts to say you hate him and you think he’s guilty. Im sure we got it after 1.

    Eileen Hargis replied

    Ive never one time said that I hate MM. Now ur making things up. Ive always stated he is a terrific actor, just dont condone his behavior.

  26. Lynda Westlake says:

    Would love to have him back.

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  27. Didi says:

    Adam Newman is a tortured soul. Muhney played that part perfectly while Hartley could never play Adam that layered and tortured. Hartley is playing his character on This is Us the same as He did Adam and it’s much ore suited for this is us. He’s good but one note. Hartley will never come back to daytime after the success this show has had in primetime. Muhneys Adam is an exciting character the show needs. The show does not need the actress who plays summer. Big boobs and pretty faces are a dime a dozen in Hollywood.

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    Celia replied

    I love your post, Didi…..so on point. “Tortured soul”, indeed.
    Muhney portrayed said role to the high heavens. Think Hamlet; that’s who Adam is and what he represents…..the classic Shakespearean tragic hero.
    Hartley is a good actor….portrayed a convincing Adam. But, Muhney was the embodiment of Adam Newman as he flawlessly gave that role his essence.

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    Nikki replied

    I agree Celia Michael was Adam in every sense of the word. A wonderful actor and I to which they would bring him back.

    MST replied

    Gross. So you decide someone isn’t worthy of the same protections because you don’t like their acting? This is real life, not a soap opera.

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    Nikki replied

    Oh how I agree Didi. I never cared for the actress who plays Summer and often thought once she got into her evening show maybe we’d be lucky and she’d leave, but no such luck. As for the rest of the story about M.M. there will always be haters that try to pull everyone into the lies they spread. Michael & Eric B. hated each other in real life and Eric carries a lot of weight on that show.

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    A1 MM Fan replied

    Amen, Did I!!

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  28. Lauren says:

    After 40 years of watching Y&R his on screen last day was also my last day watching Y&R. Wish you could come to GH MM. Lots of your fans are now over there as well as some of your previous co workers

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  29. Shery Postin says:

    Bring back Michael he is so talented,give him a second chance he deserves it <3

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  30. Violet Lemm says:

    It’s OK with me ,but Snowflake would just melt into a big puddle.

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  31. Kevin says:

    Muhney was great as Adam. They should rehire him, and pair him with Ashley (they had GREAT chemistry). Plus it seemed like Muhney really knew how to get under Eric Braeden’s skin, which translated well for the Adam/Victor relationship.

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  32. Dominic mango says:

    He was the only reason my wife watched the show!

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  33. Mary SF says:

    Well– I did enjoy his performances as Adam, when Adam was the town jerk– when JH took over they tried going down that route, but JH couldn’t pull it off– the whole Paragon fiasco– they had to bring Ian Ward back to head it because JH just came across too nice too give the character Adam the bite and edge needed. Under JH and Pratt Adam became a good guy with flaws— couldn’t never picture JH stabbing his eyes with needles to fake blindness or gas lighting Ashley– or framing poor Patty for the murder of that Richard guy– and the Adam I knew would never meekly step back and let Sage and Nick raise his child–

    If MM and the character came back what will they do? Under Pratt Adam made peace with Victor and the Newman’s — he was super hubby and daddy to Chelsea and Connor– the character was so water downed, IMO when they blew him up it was a mercy killing because JH and Pratt destroyed what made the character so great to watch—

    If SS can make Adam interesting again, then yes I think MM would be the actor to give the character true layers– but if Adam is going to be the type of Adam we saw under JH and Pratt– I rather that character stay dead– JH did a good job for that kind of Adam– but I found that Adam boring as paint drying–

    As for MM’s personal life—I do believe people can change and learn from their mistakes and if he has good for him–

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    Boop replied

    You are echoing my sentiments , exactly.

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  34. lkmystique says:

    I believe Adam will be back but not with Michael Muhney as the character. He has been tagged and, true or not, the stigma is there. I just hope they don’t do another “change his face” story line. Just bring in someone and let them take over. Some story lines are just overdone.

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    Celia replied

    I’m with you Ikmystique. MM will never be back as Adam. Once the stigma takes root, it will be insurmountably useless trying to eradicate it. It is what it is, sadly.

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    Boop replied

    I agree; don’t do a face change. I hope that when people say evil things about anyone that it’s true since God’s word is true: Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.

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  35. Daisy Day says:

    If TPTB rehire him, they will lose viewers. I for one, would not watch. Sexual predators do not change. He may be a good actor but he is a horrible human. He preyed on a young woman who he thought would never tell.

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    Timmm replied

    Lose viewers? Most people who posted here want him back!

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  36. Donna says:

    Yes, Robert Rodan!,,,, loved MM but I don’t think it will happen. I stopped watching yr after the latest Billy was brought on. It’s not the same show anymore.

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    Celia replied

    I agree, Donna. I think it is Michael’s choice not to come back. These accusations, without being substantiated with facts ( facts that are bandied around, but unknown if true or not), do not hold water. His symbolism of the mirror may completely be an awakening to get away from certain ‘accusatory’ situations.
    As a teen, I was accosted by a dirty old man……my parents were very vocal about it….There was no physical contact, only words. But, enough for my mother to raise hell. No one keeps hush-hush anymore….
    I am sure there probably was some kind of issue with Muhney, but none of us is able to condemn him ……we were not there.
    Muhney had probably had enough….how do we know that he is not the one refusing a job?
    I liked the original Adam immensely ( Chris Engen), but, he was not on long enough to make Adam his own. He got out of there as if the devil himself were on his heels.
    I do not know who Robert Rodan is, but, I distinctly remember that Engen quit because he refused to engage in love scenes with a man.
    At that time, Adam was written to pretend to be gay and sleep with Rafe to cover his nefarious act against, I think, Ashley; who believed Faith was hers.

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    Boop replied

    You’re correct.

  37. Dawn D says:

    Wish I knew it was out there I would have signed it.

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  38. Eileen Hargis says:

    Why in the world would you expect CBS to air their dirty linen to the public?? It was all in house until Angelica told her husband who works at TMZ and he spilled it all for money. No one ever thot it would be public knowledge. MM is still guilty, lost his job, and has scaresly worked in 3 years since it happened.

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    My2Cents! replied

    LOL. Been reading your comments. Hilarious..What do you mean ..’Why would CBS air their dirty linen’? They did (if you believe the rumors) thru AMcD and her husband. Is she not the Head of CBS Daytime? “Scarcely working”? But he has worked, right. Im sure if the PTB of his movies believed the BS,they wouldnt have hired him. Or maybe he decided to take some time off to ‘get over himself’, as he’s openly admitted he needed to do. Maybe thats why hes scarcely worked, his choice, just like its YOUR choice NOT to watch YR should they hire him back.

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    k/kay replied

    Leave him alone he will never be back let it go but he was great while it lasted

  39. Softjohn says:

    Here is a better idea, what about hiring Scott Eylord (ex-Joe Clark) in the role of Adam! He looks and acts like Muhney and it would be great to have an Adam on Y&R again! They could say that Ian found him and did surgery to make Adam look like the way he did before his 2014 Car crash! Worked well with Josh Taylor as Roman! Muhney can always return as a new character like Sarah Brown did on GH! Everyone wins!

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    Celia replied

    I LOVE Scott Elrod….hot, hot, sexy guy!!!!!!

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  40. Susan says:

    Please come back Michael.

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  41. Jamesj75 says:

    I am a HUGE fan of Michael Muhney, and I resented his firing from Y&R. He is an incredible actor who had great chemistry with everyone with whom he shared a scene. The show suffered greatly by his departure.

    I am not a fan of the character whose portrayer was the evident injured party leading to Muhney’s dismissal. So maybe that explains why I was more prone to take Muhney’s side. Yet, I am no proponent of harassment, sexual or otherwise, and this might be a case of “he said/she said.” Yet none of us knows the true story…

    However, within days of Muhney’s departure from Y&R, the show was prominently featuring the actress in question on screen in rather revealing outfits and continues to do so to this day. So my questions are thus: Is hypocrisy at work here? Is it okay for a TV show to sexually objectify one of its stars? Particularly one whom they were protecting from alleged sexual harassment?

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    k/kay replied

    Politics

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  42. Jo Ann says:

    Don’t know who you are and what you think you know, you have been mislead. After JFP left most of cast and crew reached out to Michael for his return. He is followed by all the actresses who he has worked with. He made 3 movies since he left YR. Back to Christmas, Search Engines, and The Track. You really don’t have any idea of what you’re talking about.

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    Celia replied

    Oh, she’s someone who is privy to everything and anything Y&R. So many castles in the air……She throws tidbits here and there, making disparaging remarks. Talk to K/Kay….LOL

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    k/kay replied

    Thank you ,

    k/kay replied

    I know nothing about what went down huge fan of his acting let it go they have ruined his career and the Adam before him very sad

    k/kay replied

    Just pray for him and hope if there was a problem it is gone loved his performance but if he did anything out of line yes he should be gone!

    k/kay replied

    Sorry I have sometimes been a mess love all of you god bless you all and hang in there!! Life has a way of working things out ! JMh start listening to Joel Osteen he is so positive darling get on you knees God always answers! Blessings to you

  43. Devoted Fan says:

    Hell to the NO.

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  44. Lynn Bromberg says:

    Have missed Michael since he’s been gone. Have hoped since then that they would bring him back. That’s not taking anything away from Justin H. who by the way was very good, but Michael will always be Adam Nrewman to me. Please, Please bring him back Soon.

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  45. Soapluv2010 says:

    Michael Muhney is guilty of sexual harassment and he knows it. Everyone who wastes time defending him should look at the fact that he has NEVER DENIED IT!!

    If you’ve ever met a decent man in your life, think about what he would do if he was accused in front of God, his wife, his three kids, his fan base, ALL FUTURE EMPLOYERS and his mother of illicit behavior. Stop hanging on to his every word and listen to what he is NOT saying.

    There is a reason he hasn’t worked in years, as talented as he is. And there’s definitely a reason he has never said he didn’t do it. The truth only hurts those who are trying to ignore it.

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  46. Chrystie_Delancey says:

    Petition won’t do anything.

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  47. Rhonda says:

    Yes they should bring Michael back, he is a Awsome Actor. They bring every one else back, they need to do What’s the Fans Ask of them to do, We are the ones that keeping the Ratings Up. Bring Him back.

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    Rhonda replied

    Thank you.

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  48. Eileen Hargis says:

    Im tired of this, you all want to believe in MM? Go right ahead, the facts speak for themselves, he was terminated, worked very little since and the industry knows what he did, in both jobs. Stick up for him, maybe you could cone up with a new soap he could work on.

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    Peaches replied

    There’s two side to every story. I heard and read different. very different.

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  49. Peaches says:

    I wish some how they can get M. Muhney back as Adam. This man played that role and can’t nobody touch him. He had the look, the swag, the charisma, the fight, the revenge, and the roughness who could deal with Victor. Jack is trying to now, but he just don’t have that roughness, the voice. Jack is a good guy. It’s ok to stand up to Victor, but Jack does not have that swagger that Mike. I would like to see Adam and Victor work together and beat down on some other men who may be trying to buy out Newman. It’s time for them to work together and beat on someone else instead of each other. Victor just may not be around much longer. It would be nice to leave the company to Adam instead of Nick. Nick has no back bones, he’s too soft. That role does not fit him. COME BACK MIKE, THE Y & R NEEDS YOU.

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  50. Sandy J. says:

    Justin Hartley is a wonderful actor, and I hope he has a good new home in primetime. However, I never quite accepted him as Adam Newman, partially because of his height (considerably taller than Michael Muhney) but also because of his looks. He has the talent, but I don’t miss him in the role.
    I doubt that TPTB will hire MM back, no matter how many fans ask for him, but he was the ultimate Adam Newman as far as I was concerned. I’d much rather see him on my TV screen than the current or any actress portraying Summer, a much less necessary character. I’d be thrilled to see Michael back, but if it isn’t to be, then I wish him the very best in his other acting pursuits. I don’t think we’ll ever know the true story behind his firing; I choose to give MM the benefit of the doubt, though.

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