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233 January 14th, 2014 REPORT Alleges Fired Y&R Star Michael Muhney Has Been Ordered By Sony and CBS To Not Discuss Anything About The Show Or The Cast!

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The story just won’t die, and now it mainly on the mainstream media who seems to keep posting new items and digging in to what went down behind-the-scenes with the fired star of The Young and the Restless, Michael Muhney (Adam Newman).

Today according to Radar Online, the outlet that ran the interview and comments with Muhney’s former co-star and on-screen father, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman),  Muhney has been “muzzled” and not allowed to speak out about allegation from Braeden, which according to this report “stunned” Muhney,  or the incidents revolving the groping of co-star’s Hunter King (Summer) breasts.

An insider reportedly told Radar, “It’s very frustrating that Eric made these remarks, because Michael has been ordered by Sony and CBS to not discuss anything about the show or cast.  It’s considered a personnel matter and both are prohibited by terms of their contracts from discussing it.  The only ones abiding by those orders are Michael and Hunter. Michael is trying to move on from the alleged groping incidents, but it’s hard to do when his former co-stars are trash talking him.”

This report does make some sense in that it would seem the appropriate course of action for Muhney and King would be not to discuss or talk about this situation publicly due to the contract and it should be handled behind the scenes.    What are your thoughts on the matter?  Are you willing to accept that neither Muhney or King will speak out at this point in time and so this all can hopefully die down?  Let us know!

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  1. Lynda Westlake says:

    As far as I am concerned, whatever happened is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS. I feel badly for both Michael and Hunter as their lives and possibly careers have been destroyed by innuendo, rumor, and trash-talking. Why are the “former” cast-mates allowed to publicly ridicule Michael and not be raked over the coals themselves? This whole incident has left a very bad taste in my mouth and I have lost respect for a few actors on Y&R, but not all of them. CBS/Sony should set the record straight for both Michael and Hunter’s sake, but it really is none of our business. We watch Y&R to see the show, not to know what goes on behind the scenes. In any case, I wish both Michael and Hunter best of luck in their careers no matter what happened

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    Terri D replied

    As far as I know, Hunter King still has her job. Michael doesn’t. He is married with 3 kids, she isn’t. There is about 15 yrs difference in age and maturity between the two. Why the heck would he EVER put what he had on the line …..to grope her breasts??? Never!!!!! And as for the gag order from CBS placed on ALL f the actors on that show WTF was Eric Braeden on Twitter for 3 weeks straight running his mouth, calling people all kinds of nasty names for no valid reason (I was one of them) and talking trash about Michael??? Funny how this report comes out today and yesterday Eric Braeden disappeared off of Twitter last night, taking Greg Reickart with him. The network, Y&R and JFP can all go to hell. If it wasn’t for the fans, there is no way in hell their pathetic writing team would have got away with these crappy storylines. WE have been around for 40 yrs now. we will see what happens to the ratings come Jan 30.

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    Barb replied

    Amen! My thoughts exactly! The end to Y&R after Jan 30th

    k/kay replied

    FYI EB is still spouting on twitter! I absolutely can not stand this man!

    k/kay replied

    And after viewing outtakes on the Golden Globes no wonder us common folk in fly over country say WTF!

    Frances replied

    I agree. M.M. Has to shut his mouth but what about Joshua Morrow/Elizabeth Hendrickson/Melody Thomas Scott/Doug Davidson/Greg Rikaart. So lets get this straight they can get on twitter and run off their mouth & without proof taking Hunter Kings side but Michael cannot talk. The end of the month is coming and as M.M. leaves his fans will be waving goodbye to Y&R. The first one that needs to go is Eric Braedan. M.M. is not the only one who did not get along with him. This old man is a bully. At the end of the month I urge all M.M. fans copy the commercals that play during Y&R then send emails saying you will no longer buy the products. One of them “first choice hair cutters”. I just sent them an email. Lets go M.M. fans don’t let Sony or CBS push us around.

    Elizabeth North replied

    Well said … I couldn’t agree more!

    Sandra Harris replied

    Yes, totally agree!! Will not watch after Michael Muhney is gone.

    timmy replied

    I so agree, I quit watching after they had Adam as Dee Dee’s killer, but the storylines are awful and MM was the best actor they had left since Billy Miller is leaving. NO MORE YR, I dont know if they can make all this mess right!

    Kylie replied

    Well said! It is NOT our business to know the details of his termination, even if we, as fans, feel it is unjust. Both actors have a RIGHT TO PRIVACY. As for Eric Braeden & the rest of the cast…..what happened to PROFESSIONALISM? They are professionals & needs to remember just that! How unprofessional to take to twitter & talk smack about something that is NOT their business. Perhaps Michael Muhney’s legal team could slap him/them with a Cease & Desist or sue for Slander & Defamation of Character.

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    Cat replied

    There is no slander if its true :)

    Georgia Ruffing replied

    we won’t know about any law suits for months, they will cover all of that up you can bet…..but for sure he would be in jail if its true….and an intelligent man with 10 times more acting talent that anyone on the show, and a beautiful family would definitely not jepordize EVERYTHING for Hunter, that would take a very stupid person and MM is anything but stupid……all a big smoke screen when they saw how the fans were rallying, they did not expect that……no way would something like that take place six months ago and have it not hit the internet especially with the two duds tweeting all the time……come on folks get smart…….

    Jared replied

    I want to thank you for your comment and showing such class. I totally agree. So many Americans in 2014 think everyone and everything is their business or that they have to have an opinion or make a snap judgment about something or someone that doesn’t even involve them in the first place. The wisest response, if one doesn’t know the truth is no response at all.

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  2. Harlee says:

    Ok, this makes sense of those two not commenting on the incident but both CBS & Sony should address the charges and than move on to get YR back on track. This has to be disconcerting for the cast & crew to focus.

    If neither gets a handle on this in the long run could do damage to YR brand or Les could say enough and cancel YR on CBS, going over AngMcD’s head….

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    k/kay replied

    Good let them go down in flames JFP killed off the best character on daytime Frankie Frame/ Another World ! So reap what you sow!

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    timmy replied

    You are so right K/kaye, bye bye YR

  3. Kim says:

    If it happened it’s terrible, but why isn’t she pressing charges? Sounds fishy to me. Girl honestly wear some clothes !! Y&R isn’t the same, too many unfinished storylines. Boring !

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    mfarris70 replied

    You have got to be kidding me with this comment! You’re essentially saying that she asked for it. Despicable, especially from a woman.

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    Harry replied

    I agree–hate that mentality especially considering we still do not know what may or may not have happened.
    If the rumors of the allegations are true, there is no way in hell that young girl had it coming. I don’t care if you’re Miley Cyrus Twerking around in your underwear, you don’t deserve to be harassed and bullied. Let us please lay off of Hunter King because attacking her is not only mean spirited and ugly, it’s not helping Y&R and it’s not helping MM.

    Lisa Lane replied

    I am with you also. No girl ever deserves to be treated that way,but none of us really know what happen. It is just a bunch of he said…she said. It is only putting down Michal M. and Hunter K..And people making rude comments about the other actress and actors left on this soap opera should realize that these people have feelings also. I really think Michael (Adam) Muhney is such a great actor. Please bring him back…please. From just one of your dedicated fans!

    James replied

    Listen no one is saying hunter king deserved to be groped, ppl are merely angry because he got fired with no proof he did anything, and it is fishy any girl who gets groped should press charges and the fact she gave the show an ultimatum to fire him proves only 1 thing , she didn’t like him, she caused 3 kids and a wife heartache but has proven nothing, not liking someone isn’t reason to get a guy fired! If he is guilty prove it! Whatever happened to innocent till proven guilty?! I’m sorry but based on the facts I don’t believe hunter and y&r fans clearly don’t either, both should’ve been fired or hunter should have to prove he did it, it’s a big mistake to fire your top star, Adam is the reason ppl watch the show, him and billy and to lose both of them is bad, also the stars trash talking the fans is dumb because without the fans half of these ppl would be out of work.

  4. Monica says:

    So does his contract officially expire after his last air date?

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    Sue Hampton replied

    He should be able to speak then….if he chooses too…right?

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    Kylie replied

    Yes but the wise choice would be to remain silent, esp if he wishes to continue in his profession. I don’t know why it’s so hard for people to understand both parties have a right to privacy. I understand that we all love him as Adam Newman & want to know the details as to why he was terminated, but really it’s not our business. How would any of you feel if this were happening to you or a family member or even a friend? No matter how unjust we feel it is, BOTH PARTIES HAVE A RIGHT TO PRIVACY.
    Sometimes it’s better to say nothing than to say anything. The truth always has a way of coming out….maybe not on the fans time table or as fast as the fans would like, but it will come out….it always does.

  5. Mark Y says:

    Let’s let this go and get back to the soaps. “Comings and Goings” anyone?

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    Lisa S replied

    I agree wholeheartedly! but some fans are out to hate and ruin Y&R.

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    Frances replied

    Hear’s a shocker IT’S ALREADY RUINED!!!

    Lisa Adkins replied

    End of January will be the end of Y & R!

    timmy replied

    Lisa and Frances you are so right, its RUINED. Lisa S, are you really into this show anymore, its become so stupid!!! Ever since Sharon burned down the mansion, do you think Nick would really forgive that, sigh, what a horrible mess YR has become. I hope everyone boycotts it, I for one quit watching last fall.

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  6. LisaJ says:

    Why are his former cast mates allowed to say whatever they want, but he’s being silenced? He’s not even on the payroll anymore. It hardly seems fair. This isn’t going to go away when you have cast mates tweeting whatever they want. Sony/CBS should place the same order on THEM, too. Blowhard Braeden needs to be muzzled. He’s not helping.

    But they just can’t help themselves, I guess. A Muhney fanatic attacks them, and instead of blocking or ignoring the person they respond. I guess they know there will be no consequences from Sony or the network if they do.

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    clh replied

    Because it benefits the show and TPTB for him to not be allowed to talk and the rest of the cast to be able to say anything they want to make him look bad and the show look good.

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    pat replied

    I read this yesterday, but didn’t know if I was allowed to repost it. KSJ really look and sound like an idiot after demanding MM speak out when it’s people like him,EB,DD,CK,GR,MTS,and EH the one that are fanning the flame. If they were aware of what was occurring on the set as they proclaim to, wouldn’t they have also known about the gag order. This sound more and more like some of the actors at Y&R have organized a vendetta against MM. I applaud the actor and actress who chose to remain silence regardless of their opinion, a true sign of Class

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    Patrick replied

    “… If they were aware of what was occurring on the set as they proclaim to, wouldn’t they have also known about the gag order ”

    BINGO!

    regards… and I mean no disrespect… to Hunter King….

    As a fan… I have a right to express empathy… and care about Michael Muhney’ livelihood

    I am so torn.. and am now angered… that TPTB.. have let this once #1 show… spiral

    it’s nothing more… than the hangers on… with newbies… who cannot act… and writing that is so uninteresting…

    Thank you NBC and ABC for DAYS and GH

    faye34 replied

    you are so right all those actors need a muzzle put on their big mouths they are just jealous of MM because he wasn’t a ass kisser like the rest of them and speak his mind

    dg replied

    CBS and Sony put a gag order on the entire cast.

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    Terri D replied

    And when did that start?? Last night??? Eric Braeden has run his damn mouth for 3 weeks now and Greg Reickart has been no better. They had no right to throw Muhney under the bus, if indeed there was a gag order. Instead of sitting on Twitter for hours a day 7 days a week, perhaps Eric Braeden should be learning his lines, since he is the only actor on that show who comes to work unprepared. That is why Michael and him got into most of their fights. Hard to play your role against Braeden when the dialogue out of Victor’s mouth is foreign and not in the original script. I’d be pissed too.

    Gayle Gonzales replied

    Well said lisaj

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    Sharleen replied

    I agree with you completely and it doesn’t seem fair at all. I bet Sony/CBS is okay with what his former cast mates say because it takes the heat off of them who are really the guilty parties imo because of the poor handling of this whole issue. I just read that Blowhard Braeden (love it) already tweeted saying no one is muzzled.

    Then you have KSJ huge Facebook post comparing what is going on to the LA Riots, and being in a war zone where the cast has to don flak jackets. This was after he stated he wanted this to all stop. If that is true then whose fault is that? Are we expected to believe MM caused all of it. I don’t recall the last time MM and KSJ were even in scenes together . What happened to his original support of MM when we first heard the story break about the firing?

    I have been a viewer since the 70′s and for me this use to be a great soap that I couldn’t wait to tune into. It is a shell of it’s former self. The s/l’s are completely boring to me. The sets compared to how they were at one time are horrible. They either start a story and then forget about it or take so long to finish one that I could care less when it is finished. The outcomes when they are finally finished have been a complete letdown. The writers seem to forget the history of the show. One example is the friendship between Courtney and Summer. They were childhood friends who were suppose to be at parties or sleepovers at each other’s homes. Now we are suppose to believe that Summer has never been to Courtney’s home ever???

    Whether you choose to believe the gossip about MM or not that is everyone’s choice. I personally believe in “innocent until proven guilty”. When this horrible s/l of killing a poor child Delia took place we were told that she was leaving to be on the show The Millers. I see that turned out to be untrue. Was that so we would feel better about the horrible s/l?

    After all the attacks by MLS, DD, EB and KSJ I have no respect for them. Call me a former long time viewer of Y&R. They don’t care about the fans so I no longer care about them and am giving all my support to GH. jmo

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    Kylie replied

    Well said!!

    ChloeO. replied

    Because he’s not muzzled – not by CBS/Sony/Y&R anyway. Maybe by his lawyer, or his wife.

    Seriously. If tptb muzzled MM and HHK, they’d muzzle EVERYONE. Everyone else can’t shut up about it. No muzzle there.

    If MM was muzzled by his contract, he wouldn’t have given that specious interview to Branco. If MM was muzzled by his contract, he’d be on Twitter lockdown. AGAIN.

    The only thing shutting that man up is either an act of God, or a hefty retainer fee.

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    Frances replied

    The world knows who’s side your on Chloe/Elizabeth.

    susan replied

    eric braeden is the one that needs to be muzzled, and removed from the show. does anyone know that eric braeden and peter bergman( jack) do not get along in real life?? I read in in a oap digest a while back.

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    Frances replied

    Does anyone get along with that old man? He should have been retired years ago. Google 40th anniversary of Y&R and see how the cast got along with M.M. In one picture there is Lily with a stupid black hat on & Abby both getting there picture taken with M.M.

    jaybird369 replied

    Susan…you are correct. Eric Braeden and Peter Bergman have NEVER gotten along in real life and they never will. Supposedly, the only one that EB has ever gotten along with is Melody Thomas Scott (aka Nikki). MTS is the only one who knows how to communicate with and deal with that man.

    Sammie Jo replied

    OMG, you just heard this now? They haven’t gotten along in years, even had a fist fight once.
    They made their peace long ago.
    What has any of this got to do with EB or anyone other than MM or Hunter?
    MM will be a distant memory in a few months, actors come and go, fans come and go. Y&R will survive.

  7. mo says:

    allege

    Why aren’t the rest of the cast having to shut up? I bet MM is chomping at the bit to say something, but it’s better to stay quiet and write his book. ;-)

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  8. chevjuls says:

    So why can’t talk when most of is ex castmate are bashing him, what if everything been said about him, because Eric Braeden does not get along well with co-stars, before the orignal Jack left he use to fight wiyh him too, he also fought with this Jack, so it is a pattern.

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    chevjuls replied

    Please excuse my many mistake. thank you.

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    April replied

    I agree I think EB is jealous of any actor that is a better actor then him so he does sneaky stuff to piss off the younger ones & stirs the pot to get them fired.

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    Harry replied

    Have you noticed Eric fights with whomever he is fighting on the show? Not only has he fought with both actors playing old Smiling Jack, he’s fought with Sharon Case just about the time when Victor was livid with Sharon. Apparently he was none too happy with her complaining about with her character hooking up with her old, and I do mean old in both senses of the word, father-in-law. Moreover, he is not very welcoming to newbies such as Steve Burton. I think he also had issues With Eric Roberts. Hell, remember when Victor had that beautiful golden retriever? He just disappeared. How much do you wanna bet that EB had him fired because the dog received more accolades than he did.

  9. dinah says:

    Finally good news Michael

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  10. Debra White says:

    Michael Muhney’s still being treated unfair.

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    darlene replied

    I totally agree. Nothing needed to be said to the press other than Michael Muhney’s initial announcement about being let go. He was graceful, respectful, talked about how sad and heartbroken he was, did not speak badly about anyone, and took responsibility for his actions. What more can you ask for? He showed a lot of class at such a tough time. I’ve been there and I know.

    Other than that, it is none of our business and this very talented actor should be respected or his openness. Would any of us have been so kind if we were let go just before Christmas and we have a wife and 3 children. Michael Muhney had his own heartbreak to deal with in addition to helping his family feel secure. Being let go just before Christmas was totally unnecessary, totally heartless and just plain nasty.

    The other information regarding a covered up personnel issue should never been released to TMZ by Angelica McDaniel because it is illegal and a breach of confidentiality and likely a breach of her contract, yet nothing has happened to her job. When Angelica is spoken about it seems like she sounds like a candy jar looking for fame of having the inside scoop which she had no right to release. If Angelica McDaniel is not fired, than CEO Les Moonves is responsible for his employees actions or inactions, so the buck stops with him.

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  11. Michelle says:

    I think at this point everybody needs to shut up.

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  12. clh says:

    MM is a class act, and it is sad that the rest of the cast can’t show the same class and SHUT THEIR MOUTHS!!!!!

    I have no doubt that the rest of the cast knows he is not allowed to talk, and have been reminded by TPTB that they do no have the same restriction.

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    darlene replied

    I would imagine that the remainder of the cast are worried about their jobs because their Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps is known for poor storylines, no originality, and closing down soaps. I’ve read that she has closed down four and Y&R is next. Maybe she was hired for that reason.

    With Michael Muhney being available to any type of acting job because he is so good, he will have an advantage because he’ll already be out there looking for much more worthwhile work and maybe even find a job and then the rest of the cast will be scrambling for their livelihood. I feel it is more about their worries about themselves and has nothing to do with Michael Muhney or Hunter King. When people feel threatened, they are likely to say anything for their own benefit, surely not something that would benefit someone else. We have become a selfish, cut throat society and I personally think that it does not need to be like that. This is sad!

    It is not to Michael Muhney’s benefit to say much, if anything, about this situation. I would bet the farm that he has been advised by his manager and legal representative to not say anything and harm his case for which he could win millions for how CBS/Sony/Bell family handled his firing, allowed other castmates to bad mouth him, and made inappropriate breaches of confidentiality and numerous other illegalities. The allegations against him needed to be investigated immediately and not covered up. The coverup did not benefit either Michael Muhney or Hunter King and in the long run will cause great difficulty for CBS/Sony/Bell family. You just don’t do those type of actions to employees that you have a duty to protect and to provide a safe and moral workplacce. Michael Muhney is innocent of the accusations until proven otherwise in a complete and fair investigation. I would not think that it will be possible any longer because too much time has gone by, people’s memories change, perceptions change. There are too many scared of losing their job and are likely to say anything to protect himself or herself and not benefit either Michael Muhney or Hunter King. When you have to put food on the table for your family and have to pay your high mortgage payment and car payments, there is a great likelihood that an investigation would be slanted to benefit the person testifying, not the accuser or the accused. It is a sorry state of affairs for which CBS/Sony/Bell family should be ashamed of themselves.

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  13. louisa says:

    All I know is The Young and the Restless sounds like a terrible place to work!

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    darlene replied

    I agree totally! And it sounds like a disrespectful and unsafe place for man or woman to work.

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  14. Tara says:

    Most companies have policies preventing employees/contracted personnel from discussing private company business through media outlets.
    I’m not surprised that Hunter and Michael have been told to keep quiet, and I believe both are displaying much class for keeping their mouths shut. Their lawyers have undoubtedly told them to do so, and they have been wise to obey.
    However, I personally feel that Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott, Eileen Davidson, Greg Rikaart, Kristoff St. John et al (those who have been “tweeting” vague yet still slightly libelous statements regarding the situation, and/or skewering their former employees in transparently ego-driven interviews) are demonstrating immaturity and an extreme lack of taste.
    It proves to ME that those individuals – regardless of what took place behind the scenes – are intent on scarring another individual’s privacy, and blatantly disregarding their own company policy for sake of ego gratification, and a poor attempt to get “the fans” back on “their side.”
    It is a disgrace.

    IF something took place between Michael Muhney and Hunter King, I would imagine it took place where the above-mentioned individuals were NOT able to view the actions first-hand, and as a result, these loud-mouthed folks are only delivering their OPINIONS based upon HEARSAY, and this is despicable.
    For these characters to have been in the entertainment industry for as long as they have, AND for them to be behaving in the same manner as media gossip websites; airing dirty laundry filled with innuendo, vague threats and insults… it only indicates to me that there is,
    1) MORE to this story.
    Period.
    Because frankly, if the action of another employee is none of your business, and your employer asks you to remain quiet as part of your contractual terms, to go against these terms – AND apparently be allowed to do so without a gag order from the bosses at CBS or SONY – displays an arrogance and disregard for privacy as a HUMAN RIGHTS CONCEPT, and not just a requirement of your contract.
    And finally, the fact that TPTB at CBS and SONY has done nothing to shut these loud-mouthed rumour-spreading people to shut the hell up, this can only mean one thing:
    They’re ALL disgraceful.

    I’m a former long time fan of this show, but after watching this behaviour – strangely akin to the appallingly poorly researched storylines on the show in which the LAW is disregarded for sake of sensationalism (for eg., the driver of the car being called Delia’s “killer,” when in fact it is entirely Billy’s fault his child is dead, due to his disgusting display of child neglect) I have decided to turn this FREAKSHOW OFF.
    For good.
    The Young and The Restless has become a joke, a former shadow of its once great self. And apparently it’s dragged some of the actors down with it.
    And those whom I have mentioned above? If you are reading this, you should all be very ashamed of yourselves. Grown adults acting like grade-school children in the playground at recess: “He did it!” “He did it!” “Come on, man! Admit it, you did it!”

    A DISGRACE.

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    Donna D replied

    Bravo well said. I completely agree with everything you stated. I too will be tuning out at the end of Jan. 30th. Destroying a mans career was definitely the last straw. I have only been a fan since it started 40 years ago.

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    Sue replied

    I love what wrote and it is precisely what everyone and I thinking go. Can you please post what you wrote here on CBS and KSJ Facebook. I used to fan of this show for many years but not anymore. I was not taking sides but after I have seen what all cast members doing to this man whether he did it or not was ill advised and mean spirited to destroy someone’s reputation.

    I thank you again.

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    Kaleesi replied

    Many of these stars haven’t gotten the hint that this was a private personnel matter (emphasis on the private!) and if CBS stated that they do not comment on rumours, they should follow suit and keep their mouths shut. All this does is make them look incredibly desperate and for what? I’m looking forward to the Daytime Emmy’s where they will receive no major award. Best drama will go to GH or DOOL once again.

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    Frances replied

    Tara so well put. The real class are the one’s that kept their mouth shut.

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    timmy replied

    I agree Tara it is a freakshow, social services would have investigated Billy. All these actors on the show seem lost, no real storylines, etc. Show is awful, I feel for the actors that I do respect, but so many stupid things have happened, you bring in Leslies Dad and Dylans Dad and KILL BOTH MEN OFF THE SHOW, why even introduce these characters to begin with, Carmine running around stalking Lauren when we had Sheilia and her kids stalking her for years and now making Adam Dee Dee’s killer, when it was a complete accident and Billy seems to have not been punished at all, its so stupid. And why on earth will someone tell me did Devon inherit all of Mrs. C’s money, STUPID, she would never had left it all to him!!!! I quit watching when all this mess happened and I will never watch again, very sad for me.

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  15. Derrick says:

    Oh dear lord…………………That’s all I can say right now!

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  16. jonboy says:

    If he wants to continue to have a Hollywood career I think it would be wise of him to follow the mandate. But, I wonder, is Braeden going to be chastized for running his mouth?

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    susan replied

    of course eric wont be, because hes one of the “top notch ” actors.i wouldlove to see eric written off the show tho.

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    Frances replied

    Susan ME TOO!!

    Kylie replied

    You can add me to that list as well!!! Ugh, Eric Braeden certainly has the role of a BULLY mastered. With all the bullying going on in society today, one would think, esp with his length of time at Y&R, that he could have some input into how his character is portrayed….but I guess he loves playing/being a bully. I personally think it’s time for him & a few other of his castmates to consider retirement. I loved Jeannie Copper & her death has really hurt this show, but as much as I loved her desire to work & her quality of work for her age, the same cannot be said for Eric Braeden. I hope he isn’t staying until he’s pushed into retirement or dies because it will be to the detriment of the show. He & Melody Thomas Scott should’ve taken their exit a couple years ago when their contracts were up instead of putting up the fight to stay.

    k.g. replied

    @ Kylie…Exactly! I used to be an avid fan of General Hospital way back in the day, when Doctor Hardy & Nurse Audrey were the headliners. As they became older, the two were put on the back burner for storylines. On Y&R we have two old geezers still trying to vie to be the top storyline headliners…Its time for old Victor to be put out to pasture.

    darlene replied

    I seriously doubt it. Fans have wanted him off the show before and he was never removed. I don’t remember the circumstances, but, as you can see he is still there and he needs to retire because his inability to memorize his lines throws all of the actors off and likely makes a lot of them furious, not just Michael Muhney.

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    Jackie O replied

    “Skeletons” :-)

  17. faye34 says:

    can’t wait for MM to tell his said of this story I believe their is a lot he has to say and I can’t wait to hear it

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    darlene replied

    I don’t think that we are ever going to know because Michael Muhney has class!! I have watched him in other settings and he is relaxed, funny, entertaining, aware of what’s going on around him, and just a joy to hear an interview with him. The real man, not Adam, is a loving husband and family man who dearly loves his wife and children. Just look at some of the pictures of him horsing around with the kids…you can tell that he enjoys them tremendously. It is also coming out in the storyline with Connor. He calls both Connor and his young son Peanut. I have heard him do that…and I think it is sweeet and endearing.

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  18. Rob says:

    Then they best start cracking the whip on these blowhard cast members, I dont plan on watching after Muhney and Millers exit and this is doing nothing to change my mind.

    Kicking a guy while he is down is wrong, regardless of wether you like him or not.

    I lost respect for all who felt the need to throw their two cents in, especially Braeden who has a long history of conflict with co-workers.

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    Patrick replied

    THIS is the headline – feature – of the day.

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  19. su0000 says:

    Of course it is true.. MM can not say a word..
    EB and MM fought regularly and MM would without a doubt respond to EB’s interview if he could have, but he could not.

    EB struck below the belt when he came out saying those defamatory things about MM knowing MM could not speak back, that speaks volumes about how low EB will go to stick it to MM ..

    EB doing that makes me believe he did have input on the firing of MM..

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    April replied

    I completely agree!!!

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    Frances replied

    That’s because Eric Braeden is a coward as well as a bully. Can you just imagine the hard time M.M. is having going in there every day of the week Monday to Friday until the end of the month with that bunch there snickering, making fun of him, the rude remarks and worse that ugly silly grin on Eric Braedan. My heart goes out to MM. They even got Jerry Douglas(John Abbott) to comment. Let me guess his spirit was in the room!!

    jaybird369 replied

    Well said, Frances!!!!! The character of Victor Newman makes me emotionally sick!!!!! Victor…with his old ugly, self-righteous and prehistoric self…Y-U-C-K!!!!!!

  20. Donna Bazemore says:

    I feel Michael is doing the right thing. As well as Miss. King. The really sad part is that the former cast mates, are not just lashing out at Michael, some of them, are calling the fans terrible names & that what we, as fans think, doesn’t matter!!

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  21. Joey Johnson says:

    Contract was breached when he was fired.Say what you gotta say Michael! FANS UNITED!..01/30/2014 the minute his last show ends,the boycott begins!

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    LisaJ replied

    How was a *contract breached?* Gets your facts straight. A contract with Y&R (or any soap) does not mean job security! If there are justifying circumstances to terminate someone, they can do it. Heck they don’t even NEED a reason–they can end the contract early as long they give plenty of notice (like if they take a storyline in a different direction, decide to end it altogether, or opt to recast.

    Boycott your brains out. It’s not going to help here.

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    Joey Johnson replied

    Did having a thought that big hurt you?..I will Boycott Y & R and you will do what you want to do.I’m not alone.Have a nice day!

    Roz replied

    I will join you and the rest of the fans in BOYCOTTING Y&R on 01/30/2014 after 20 years. No MM no Y&R!

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    Joey Johnson replied

    Good for you Roz!

  22. Sandy says:

    I was wondering about muhneys lack of a response to the allegations. Now I know why he’s not said anything. Makes me once again wonder if the allegations are true. If he can’t defend himself, then I won’t believe one-sided allegations. I’m done with the young and the restless now.

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    darlene replied

    It would not be to his benefit to say anything as CBS executives, specifically Jill Farren Phelps covered it up and never did an investigation. She even covered it up from her CEO boss, Les Moonves, Julie Chen’s husband (Julie is the moderator of the Talk). Not that has to do with much except I requested that Mr. Moonves appear on the Talk to answer to fans why his company chose to expose its dirty laundry out in the public, endangering the careers of both Michael Muhney and Hunter King. As expected, I have not received a reply; fans do not matter.

    I would imagine that Michael’s attorneys have advised him to not speak out publicly about practically anything because it could endanger any lawsuits he may be filing. Plus, if he speaks out and says that he did not do what he is accused of (deny), people may consider him defensive which is not in his best interest either.

    Let’s all let his attorneys handle this and just support a brilliant actor who didn’t deserve to be fired just before Christmas. That tells me that CBS/Sony is not a good company combination to work for based on how they treat their employees. They fire an individual with a family just before Christmas, Angelica McDaniel outs both Michael Muhney and Hunter King to the public about a personnel issue that was never investigated, covered up by Jill Farren Phelps and kept from CEO Les Moonves until probably December.

    What a way to go CBS/Sony! I hope that you are proud of how you treat your employees who bring you the great ratings. You executives don’t do that; you are dependent on your actors’ abilities and you just let two of fans’ favorites go (Some articles say that Billy Miller was fired by Jill Farren Phelps and others say that Billy Miller left of his own accord; don’t know which is the correct fact) and turned off many people from ever watching Y&R again.

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    timmy replied

    Great comments

  23. Yvonne Morton says:

    I just hope its not true I wish Michael the best he is a great actor and I would love to see him back on young the restless!

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  24. phyllis lescaultl says:

    I read A Post/ Blog Yesterday That Was From A Critic With Supposed Insider Info That Said The Allegations Against Michael Muhney Were A Fabrication Of Some Poster “Sharon Rocks” And Never Happened !!! I Choose To Believe This , It Absolutely Makes More Sense Than This Married ,Father Of 3 without Any Type Of Thing Said About Him Before And Three Love Interest Costars Standing Behind Him , One From A Previous Movie Role, Attesting To His Moral Character !!! I Have Been A Loyal Fan Of Y/R For 40 + YRS. And I Hate What Has Been Done To This Show , The Storyline With Sharon Paired With Victor Made Me Sick To My Stomach And If It Hadn’t Been For Michael , And His Amazing Acting I would Have Left Then!!! The Rest Of The Show Is Not Worth The Effort Anymore IMO!!! What Has Been Done T MM And HK Is Deplorable And I Hope The Fans NEVER STOP FIGHTING !!!! Phyllis Lescault UpState NY.

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    su0000 replied

    The boob touching fiasco was started by a fan, why? well it is not the first time nor the last that a fan with an overactive imagination, starts a false rumor..

    and that person was threatened with a lawsuit and disappeared, that is the beginning of all of this mess..
    No one, other than said person, has ever said MM touched HK.
    It was started by a fan, not once has anyone from Y&R mentioned it/said MM touched HK or has a reporter ever said it a true/fact..

    It was a nonsense board/blog post that was picked up and spread through soap land; the beginning ..
    Never has anyone said MM touched HK (just the soap fans snowballing it..

    it was given to TMZ as a sensationalism story, not one fact, just a rumor being spread for viewers,,

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    Dee replied

    It’s quite obvious EB has been on a witch hunt to get MM off for quite sometime, whatever it takes. I saw the same article about Sharon Rocks. It is deplorable for them to treat MM so viciously. They threw both MM & HK under the bus with these allegations on both their reputations. Where are the criminal charges? They don’t exist, cuz it never happened. This whole situation stinks of EB’s jealousy of MM being a younger, better actor. EB is getting to old to remember his lines and MM called him on it more then once for improvising non existing lines. MM is a consummate actor who thrives on being fantastic at his craft. EB doesn’t care anymore and he’s proven it by throwing MM & HK under the bus in the process. It’s no secret he and MM constant bickering on Twitter. EB even insinuated MM wanted to go fisticuffs with him. BS. If anyone would do it EB as his counterpart TGVN would. As a member of MENSA MM wouldn’t waste a moment on fists with EB he’d much better with words then EB ever would be. All EB knows to do is use foul language while interacting with MM on Twitter. Nelson Branco has a fantastic article to support the fact MM did NOT touch HK otherwise he would have been fired over a year ago. Two reputations are on the line over BS allegations. MM & HK. EB needs to retire TGVN.

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  25. Carol R says:

    At this point I’m disgusted with Eric Braden! It seems after all these years he believes he’s Victor Newman and can do anything he wants and since I haven’t heard anything about CBS or Sony sanctioning him, maybe he’s right.
    It’s pretty sad that the person accused of something can’t speak to clear his name, but an egomaniac like Eric can say what he want’s with no consequence.

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    susan replied

    I have NEVER liked ericbraden. he doesn’t like half the co-workers off screen( mainly peter bergman).

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    Harry replied

    That’s not true, he loves all of his co workers…..that is, medium rare.

  26. jaybird369 says:

    Huh??? BOTH Sony and CBS are such hypocritical idiots!!!!! I mean…Michael Muhney has been, um, ordered by Sony and CBS to keep his mouth shut yet those Y&R blabbermouth cast members are allowed to run their mouths on Facebook and Twitter?!?!? Oh, the hypocrisy!!!!!!!!!

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  27. su0000 says:

    Kristoff St. John (Neil) is having a field day on his Facebook where he can be king and delete everything he doesn’t like and he has deleted most all of the comments in the favor of MM..

    That is another example of how terrible this is for MM not being able to say anything and being a kick toy of some of the Y&R cast, them knowing MM can not speak back they are taking advantage of that.

    And Eric Braeden (Victor) taking his cheap-shot at MM, knowing he could not speak back.

    I hope Michael writes a book about ”Behind The Curtain of the Y&R” ……… heh!

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    Fred replied

    I’ll be first in line with a handshake to buy my autographed copy. Best wishes to MM. A great talent and looking forward to your next project.

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    susan replied

    I will gladly buy that book, in support of MM.
    that’s a great title for a book.

    jaybird369 replied

    Fred…I think that Michael Muhney and/or someone else should write a book about Y&R. There have been PLENTY of backstage battles on the Y&R set over the years…and the battling ain’t gonna stop anytime soon. Bottom Line: A book about Y&R would be A REAL PAGE TURNER…LOL!!!!!

    k.g. replied

    I believe If you have an opinion, & speak your mind on the Y&R set, cast members & management deem you as disruptive & destructive to the Soap Opera. That’s is why Y&R got rid of Victoria Rowell (Dru) too, because she spoke her mind!

    This is the befalling part to me about MM’s firing, if he was all of the above, why did they keep him around for so long? My eyes must be misleading me, because when all of the cast of Y&R was together, it looked like nothing but love & respect for each other even for MM too!

    But now we hear that Y&R has been plagued with infighting, cliques, & division for years, & years, even before MM…Its time for CBS to clean house, & start over.

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    Joey Johnson replied

    KSJ has been the self elected “savior” of Y & R..BAH!

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    Harry replied

    Behind the Y&R Curtain? I like it, and EB can be played by Michael Douglas!

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    Lisa Lane replied

    sue0000 I will be on facebook a lot today bragging on Michael Muhney. I hope that drives Kristoff St. John (Neil) crazy. I think Adam is a awesome actor. I hope they will bring him back to Y&R.

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  28. Chaz says:

    I believe it is a two-fold “gag” order. One that might have been part of the contract (which extends past the length of employment) and one coming down from MM’s attorneys. Because at this point he HAS to have legal counsel … if the groping charge is real or false…to be in a position to legally defend himself either from those charges or from a suit he might be able to bring against Sony/CBS (even former castmates) for libel, possibly wrongful termination (should the charges be false but were the reason he was fired).

    At this point I wish they would all quiet down. I think they were on a break and that’s why they felt they could speak up…because they could claim ignorance of the “gag” clause in their contract and inability of management to reach them (uh-huh).

    Said it before….true/false …I feel sorry for both MM & HK for all the nasty things they have had said about them and the frustration of not being able to defend themselves.

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  29. maria e vandunk says:

    I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS ANY MORE AND I HOPE THAT MANY MORE STOP WATCHING ,NOT FAIR HE IS MUZZLED BUT THEY’R NOT ,GIVE ME A BREAK ,DONT NEED YOUR DARK DISMAL WRITERS

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    susan replied

    I will definitely stop watching Y & R after January 30th.

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    Joey Johnson replied

    #TEAM MUHNEY! Boycott begins 01/30/2014.The minute MM’s last show ends!

    Harry replied

    I don’t know if I would call it a boycott on my part, but I am already not watching Y&R on days when Michael and Billy are not featured. When they go, I go, simply because I am selfish. I like good stories and interesting characters and without the aforementioned 2, I don’t see that transpiring. How many times must we see Abby and her new boyfriend walk around the park trying to be interesting? I’d rather watch my dog lick himself and attempt to go where no man has gone before.

    darlene replied

    I’ve heard a lot of fans say that they are not going to watch Y&R and I want to say that we absolutely have to keep our word by not watching in defense and support of Michael Muhney. I am not being critical of you Susan, just saying that what we have been saying cannot be empty threats or CBS/Sony will not get the message. It’s highly likely they don’t care anyway but we definitely need to do our part and stop watching Y&R. It isn’t going to be worth wataching anyway unless Micchael Muhney returns.

  30. Rcraig says:

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. This is the only opinion that comes to mind regarding this mess.

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  31. Heather says:

    I find it strange that CBS fired Michael without there even being an investigation or a police report filed. I mean would they fire her if he said that she touched him inn inappropriately? NO they would not have. They would have brushed it aside. I would think that Hunter would at least want some type of legal punishment if this truly happened. His career will forever be scarred by this. It’s really too bad!

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    Fred replied

    I agree, if it truly happened HK has grounds for a lawsuit also. And both do if private company info were leaked by upper management to gossip rags. All we have are rumors started by a fan on a message board so cannot trust the source.

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    Scarlett replied

    Bull, if it happened she would have filed charges! She’s lying.

    LisaJ replied

    Who told you that there wasn’t?

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  32. Linda Gloria says:

    Seems to me the only ones talking are the ones Still on Y&R. Funny how they keep trash talking Michael. Sure seems they are going ALL out to try and save the show. But the show has just gotten SO bad that I can’t wait till Billy & Adam are gone, so I can switch back to GH. Maybe they need to be looking at getting some new & good writers that can write Better storylines

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  33. elizabeth says:

    I wish Michael would speak out he has 1,ooo’s trying to save him…he needs to tell us something….I don’t want to hear from the other actor’s..they need to Let Michael speak for his self…this is only his Life we talking about ….

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    clh replied

    DID YOU NOT READ THE ARTICLE ABOVE THAT SAYS HE CAN’T LEGALLY SAY ANYTHING?

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    Joey Johnson replied

    He can’t talk about this.He knows of all the love his fans are showing him.His own mother tweets about it!

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    Harry replied

    Someone needs to tell Kristoff this too.

  34. Michelle says:

    If the truth WAS published this would all go away , or die down… until it is.. fans wont stop. In the fan world its become cyber blood shed between fans and cast members. CBS should speak up about this, give the real facts considering they (AM) leaked the story to TMZ. So who really started all of this ?? JFP ..AM… Truth please???

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  35. Kelly says:

    So tragic.. If I were MM Mom.. I would be out there saying what needs to be said.. I still think it started with her making the advances and he turned her down …She needs to go too!

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  36. Eileen Hargis says:

    Doesnt make sense, he has no contract any longer. He can say but wont because it will become a legal matter if he does. Its smarter to keep silent.

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    Lisa Lane replied

    If he does have a lawyer and he is not found guilty of what Hunter King has accused him of doing…then it could be possible CBS and SONY or JILL PHELPS might not have it their way. They are not perfect by any means.

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  37. SZima says:

    It’s smart for MM & HK to keep their silence for now, but the rest of the cast (and anyone else related to the show) should keep their traps shut too. THEY are the ones inciting all the backlash and THEY are the ones who need to be muzzled.

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  38. toscanti says:

    Eric Braeden is a “Bully”!

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  39. Rosanne says:

    Im not a fan of Michael Muhney.. however, I do feel that if he is silenced then the rest of the cast of Y&R should be too.. it’s only fair..

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  40. Harry says:

    I agree–I have no issue with the muzzle order put on MM and HK, but why not put the same order on the rest of cast? Specifically those suffering from diarrhea of the mouth?
    And to clarify the second to the last sentence of this blog entry, it’s not that HK and MM won’t talk, it’s that they can’t talk.

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  41. Fred says:

    Every day it looks more and more like Muhney was set up. Hope he wins with a big payout in a lawsuit. And who fires a father a week before Christmas , allows their employees to publicly berate him and gloat over his dismissal, and leaks private company information? Sounds like there is no one at the helm of this sinking ship. It’s an attention grabbing free for all.

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    karol replied

    What is worse is, when MM did that firing interview he spoke well of that Jill and the others in power, yet they allow all this, really sick, I don’t want to watch anything that comes from that studio.

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    davlestev1 replied

    I so agree. KSJ’s rant on his facebook is so long winded you have no idea what he was trying to say and frankly it sounded like the rant of a high or inebriated person. JFP’s is allowing these people to run willnilly over MM’s character ahead of an impending lawsuit. If these actors are really as honorable as they claim to be they would never have spoke up until the whold sordid mess was hashed out in court.

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    k.g. replied

    Maybe JFP is asking some of the cast members to rag on MM, because her behind is in trouble too. JFP should have done something to stop a 2nd alleged incident from happening, and protected HK name from being leaked in the rumor!

    JFP did absolutely NOTHING, so she is trying to protect herself now!

    faye34 replied

    I agree with you I believe MM was set up have you noticed that hk was been given a big story all of sudden since this story has came out

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  42. Ruth Smith says:

    Everyone needs to let this go. It’s time to let sleeping dogs lye. We can’t undo what has been done it’s not fair for people to dog HHK and praise MM. Please get 9 very it already.

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  43. Kaleesi says:

    And the parade out the door continues! Just read Ignacio got a primetime role so looks like he’s leaving too!! MM was truly the tip of the iceberg and they can’t seem to stop the bleeding!! I’m not surprised they would muzzle him given all the rants he’s gone on. It is what it is.

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    Fred replied

    Ignacio is good, what show will he be on?

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    Kaleesi replied

    Recurring on Bones

  44. catt says:

    I think it is unfair to silence some and others comment with no consequences…Eric Braeden should keep his thoughts to himself. I believe that Michael and Hunter are the only ones that have not commented any negativity about the show and the cast. This whole thing was handled very badly and as a result I will stop watching at the end of January…very sad after all these years..

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  45. poodly says:

    Again, I suggest to all the Y&R cast who have spoken out on this sad issue, but especially to Eric Braeden: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

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    boes replied

    Well said!

    In Eric Braeden’s case, though, it’s years too late. His big mouth has been blathering his greatness for decades now.
    He should be on a daily dose of Gas-Ex.

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    jaybird369 replied

    boes…I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!

    darlene replied

    Poodly, I’ve heard that statement before and it is so true.

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  46. pat says:

    Action speak louder than word. January-30.

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  47. Tana says:

    I think Michael Muhney needs his lawyer to do his talking. I have been watching Y&R since 1973 and will be turning it of Jan. 30th with Michael’s departure. The way he has been this whole thing was handled by CBS,SONYand the cast members has been disgusting. It seems firing him isn’t enough, they are out to ruin him. We as fans aren’t about to let that happen and we will follow Michael Muhney wherever he chooses to go with his career. He is by far the most talented actor on television today!

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  48. MEG says:

    The only ones with any class are Michael Hunter and Sharon. if you listen to the song she chose for her dear friend MICHAEL MUHNEY ,BEAUTIFUL ,It says not to listen to what they have to say ,you are beautiful ,which he is , so we shouldn’t listen to these vindictive paranoid jerks who like all bullies enjoy kicking someone when theyre down ,just because he unlike them wanted to give it his best and expected the same from them.I’m done on JAN 30TH ,B/C MICHAEL MUHNEY Y&R’S BEST ACTOR IS GONE,ANDB/C EB GR AND THE OTHER CLASSLESS WHO OPENED THIER NO NOTHING BIG MOUTHS ARE THERE ,B/C THAT PARNOID FOOL TOLD MM TO SHUT UP,FOR SAY IF THERE WERE DISAGREEMENTS BETWEEN THEM ,FOR HIM IT WAS HISTORY,MM WAS MAN ENOUGH TO APOLOGIZE UNLIKE EB,

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  49. Susan says:

    I think it is all bull I think they should keep Michael …..he is a great actor get rid of Victor he is boring and nasty man!!!

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  50. Jane says:

    Will never let die. I quit watching after 30+ years the day it was announced they fired him. All my HS friends I started watching Y&R with are n’t watching anymore either. CBS , we are done and hopefully Y&R will be soon as well!

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    Roz replied

    I stopped watching as well. No MM, NO Y&R!

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  51. mfarris70 says:

    I find it troubling to say the least the number of female fans speaking here who are blaming Hunter King for the situation, suggesting she dresses too provocatively, defending Michael Muhney’s innocence simply because he’s married, suggesting he’s more deserving of his job because he has kids. The same tired excuses that people have been using for years to justify the abuse of women. Whether or not the allegations are true, and we may never know, King deserves better especially from other women.

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  52. Nicole says:

    WHY WHY WHY WHY…..do the rules ALWAYS apply to everyone EXCEPT Eric Braedon??? This man not only always gets what he wants as Victor Newman, but seemingly, he possessives the arrogant pompous attitude that ‘rules do not apply to me status ‘ in real life as well!!!! How utterly disgusting, unfair, and sad for him actually as fans are blatantly faced with seeing the true EB…and it is not a pretty picture. The respect, honor, integrity and decency goes HANDS DOWN to MICHAEL.

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  53. al says:

    The only thing we know is that MM was fired. MM had the class and respect to take ownership of that sacking which I believe was due to his ego not anything else! If his co-stars were trying to protect their Y&R family/brand they should have never made negative remarks on twitter/message boards. As a fan of Y&R, I just want to switch off from my own life for an hour and watch a show. I don’t want to privy to what happens behind the scenes – it is not my business! These Actors/Actresses are paid to do a job – please do it! Enough of this madness! If you are Christians, let it go – stop spreading vicious rumours about this man.

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    Lisa Lane replied

    FYI. I am a Christian and I am not spreading any rumours. about Michael Muhney. He is one awesome actor…and I will continue to support him 100%.From a loyal FAN!!.

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  54. Robert says:

    Wow, this mess is better than any storyline any of the soaps could have ever come up with! Folks, stop trashing Hunter. We may never know the truth so there is no reason to trash a young lady who may be a victim. Same thing for Michael. There is nothing worse than a false accusation (I know from personal exerience) so keep judgement to yourselves as NO ONE is without sin!!

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    su0000 replied

    I have seen very little ”trashing” of Hunter and a ton of defamation towards MM without a fact to prove the allegation is true, not one person has it is fact/true….
    It is more like MM is the victim in this mess..

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    k.g. replied

    I haven’t seen any trashing of HK either, everyone is trying to be respectful of her, to me…

    But I have seen a lot of bloggers wanting MM put up under the jail! In America you’re innocent, until proven guilty.

  55. Debra says:

    People that think they know what an actor would or wouldn’t do just because they see them on TV really amazes me. I do not know what MM did or did not do so 50/50 IMO

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  56. Dorothy says:

    no matter how talented an actor MM is…there are reasons for his firing…just like any other job..its for the powers that be to make the decision…and they have..no matter who talks about what…he got fired…end of story..everyone cant be behind the scenes to see the goings on…it happens on every job…temperamental employees…bad chemistry..arguments..all kinds of things…actors or otherwise…if everyone feels there is a vendetta against mm then ask yourself…why would a house full of seasoned actors go against one of their own?..more than likely it was for more reasons than one…i myself have been a fan of mm’s work…hes a very handsome and talented actor….we all make mistakes…and unfortunately…he must have made his ..i wish him and the rest of the cast well ..move on already and stop blaming…stuff happens in the workplace and people get fired…in every industry…even when we like them and are sorry to see them go..

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  57. lisa says:

    You know what ?!
    ENOUGH ALREADY !!
    Michael and Hunter are being quiet – REGARDLESS of what went down.
    It’s just in poor taste for EVERYONE AND THEIR MONKEY’S UNCLE to get on the trash and bash bandwagon.
    Gawd – I’ve pretty much had it with Y&R (and I’ve been watching since the ’70′s).

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    Fran replied

    Good grief Lisa If all this bugs you so much why are you on here? Vitamin B plus will help.

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    Harry replied

    I’m not Lisa, but I think she is addressing this to all the big mouthed actors from Y&R who cannot stop talking about what they don’t know.

  58. Joan says:

    I laugh each time I read the angry comments blaming the Y&R, the writers, CBS, Sony, etc. for something Michael Muhney did (allegedly). All the comments won’t make a difference at all to the PTB. It’s their show, company, etc. and they always do what they want. I used to write them all the time, complaining and nothing changed. I am amazed when some viewers decide who should talk and who shouldn’t talk. This is a free country and people can voice their opinions freely, unlike in some other countries. Before I recently retired, I worked in law firms for years. Employees had to agree and sign confidentiality papers to get a job and also when we left that job. A while ago, I used get to annoyed at the Y&R stories and stopped watching. Then I eventually, when I missed all the characters, I would tune in to watch the show again. Y&R is ensemble show and I love all the actors. I remember that it’s entertainment.

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  59. Cheryl Mertens says:

    I am so disappointed in the majority of the cast who have been less that supportive of Michael. It has soured me so that it shall be easy to remove Y&R from my dvr. I cannot look at them in the same way again. I only feel resentment toward them. It is no longer entertainment to watch them. They sicken me.

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    Fran replied

    Hi Cheryl I’m only watching until Michael leaves at the end of the month. Every time I see H.K. I’m angry and now when I see Joshua Marrow I just remember on his twitter how he made a threat to the fans who kept him there for so long he said(We better stop etc.) How dare he. Who does he think he is Wow! around daddy too much.I use to like M.T.S. now I can’t stand her either. I’m going to General Hospital & B.B. at the end of the month.

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    timmy replied

    Its BB for me, I quit with YR after Dee Dee died and they made Adam the killer when it was an accident and Billy left her in the car, which he would never do.

  60. wolfsmistress says:

    If Muhney was fired for an alleged indecent act, why was he told on a Monday his last day would be Thursday? It doesn’t make any sense!

    If he was fired, his contract would be considered null and void, unless there is a clause in there stating that, even if you’re fired, you can’t say anything against the show until your contract expires, which for Muhney, will not be until about April of 2015, as he had signed a new two-year contract in 2013!

    If that’s true, his career will be completely destroyed by slander and libel in the meantime if he cannot speak out and defend himself against what’s being said by Sony, CBS, the various stars of Y&R and so forth.

    Something here is majorly messed up. If Muhney was let go, and things were fine between him, JFP and TPTB at CBS, as they allegedly were for nearly 2 weeks, then all this comes out because of an anonymous post on a soap web site and he is bound by a two-year contract that he can’t speak out about it, I swear he’s been set up, big time.

    As the Bard once said, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
    wolfy

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  61. lee lee says:

    Why is Eric Braden allowed to comment, but none of the other parties involved? If the young lady was sexually harassed, I would be appalled; however, I am finding this story to be more than a bit peculiar. There are too many questions unanswered.

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  62. Karen says:

    I really feel for MM not being able talk about what happened. He is no longer on contract with Y&R so why shouldn’t he be able to talk now? Everyone else is trashing him so I see no reason he can’t defend himself. No matter what MM your fans are behind you 100%. After Jan. 30 Y&R will have wished that they had treated you with more respect and kept you on their show. I only hope you get a better job maybe on another soap so we all can watch your acting ability. Good luck in the future. A fan forever.

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    Ann replied

    LOL at you and others thinking another soap would touch MM. Ain’t happening, honey. He is DONE! And if he talks, CBS/Sony will crush him so that he never works in Hollywood again. They may be doing that anyway. Good luck to MM finding good, steady work after this.

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  63. Bobbie says:

    You cannot muzzle an actor who no longer works for you. Not even if he has a contract because once you fire him, the contract is void. So you have no leverage to keep them quiet. MM isn’t speaking because he doesn’t want to and probably because he’s guilty.

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    Joan replied

    Hi Bobbie,

    I do agree that I think MM might be guilty. I don’t know if you read that he was let go from the Veronica Mars show he worked on a while back.

    However, I think in the legal field, it might be a bit different. I know a woman who blabbed about a confidential case after she left a firm. It got back to them and the firm took her to court. She had signed confidentiality papers upon her exit! Law firms are really strict about confidentiality!

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    su0000 replied

    Not true.. many contracts have a life time clause..
    Companies do want their business aired after you leave..

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    darlene replied

    I disagree Bobbie. I think that both Michael Muhney and Hunter King are not saying anything because they have lawsuits pending and would not want to endanger an outcome in their favor. There was no investigation done as it was covered up by Jill Farren Phelps so we are likely never to know. There will likely be a monetary settlement to Michael and Hunter and CBS/Sony/Bell family will move on as if nothing happened. Corporations are all about money and their shareholders, they could care too hoots for the common folk.

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  64. Barbara Wilson says:

    I can’t believe that MM has so much power that what he has done (or not) can have an impact on the future of the show. It will go on without him in my opinion. It seems to me that CBS & Sony would not fire an actor unless they had found a good reason. It is after all a TV show.

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    Patrick replied

    I am truly, hoping, that the fans…. exercise, their right… and turn off the show… as of January 30, 2014

    for those who care about quality…. and not quantity… of star turn. IE: actors

    YEAR, 2013… has buried, Genoa City…

    I’m supposed to carry on and care about characters… who are devoid… uninteresting… lack charisma… no vitality?

    OK… I shout out… how beloved… Victoria, Sharon, and Jack remain

    otherwise… ???? honestly? what is left of the show to turn on?

    the writing has so stifled… mind boggling… I no longer have to put up with drivel… unintelligent… canvas… that the executive Producer and her regime… have delegated as ???

    words cannot express how dreadful…

    there’s nothing left to pull and/or reign me in

    FANS… pull out…
    reign it in….
    turn your back…
    leave…

    stop squandering your time… and support… DAYS and GH

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    sonniorsolita replied

    I’m always annoyed by the arrogance of people who decide because they are no longer satisfied with a tv show that everyone else should “turn their backs” and stop watching. Saw it happen before with “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns” — and see where that led. Sorry you are unhappy with the show, Patrick, but your opinion is not really grounds for all fans to stop watching.

    Ann replied

    I don’t watch Y&R, but all these people thinking that once they stop watching that the show will somehow collapse are deluding themselves. It won’t hurt Y&R in the end and they could care less about them bitching about MM and threats to boycott.

    darlene replied

    Sure it will go on, but none of us know for how long Jill Farren Phelps reportedly has a reputation as a “soap killer” (she’s shut down 4 soaps) so I would imagine it isn’t going to have a long life anyway. While it’s running in the future, it isn’t going to be any good or worth watching they just do the same old same old day after day and Ms. Phelps brings storylines from other soaps and not originality. Although I don’t know about the death of the 6 year old; that was the worst storyline i’ve ever seen in my whole life on a soap and they picked a father with a 6 year old daughter to be the hit and run driver. How sick!!!!

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    timmy replied

    Darlene you have some great comments, I so agree with it all. I do believe if most people stop watching it will hurt YR, maybe it wont cancel them, but its got to hurt them, as it should, they have hurt us with all the stupid storylines, countless numbers of people coming in and out of the show and just some darn idiotic stories that I could care less about, even the few that start out good, turn out so stupid! I quit watching when Dee died and they made Adam the driver of the car. YR you have been a joy in my life all these years and now you are a true dissapointment.

  65. Pook says:

    There has to be an endcap to this whole thing, as in a date when he can say whatever he wants. That date would probably happen when they stop paying him. I am sure they paid him to the end of his contract, 18 months of pay, in advance. Perhaps in July of 2015, we’ll get a comment. Maybe sooner. Remember, he may also be suing them, another reason to keep quiet.

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  66. Carly says:

    EB is the main character of the show and the story centers around his Newman family. In every story, you have character heroes and villains. You have to have this for a good story. I really like the EB and MM “Villain” characters portrayed on the show. I understand how EB and other veterans would be annoyed that some newbie, who has only been on the show for 4 years, would publicly criticize writing, actors, etc. EB has been on the show for decades and consistently brought home the $/viewers. I work for a large computer corporation, and we also have pre-madonnas too. Pre-madonnas are typically gifted and have been around for a long time producing consistent work over a very long time period. This is why they get away with certain behaviors while others don’t. This happens in all industries.
    I do think the stories are pretty bad. However, Y&R is a large organization that has been around for 40+years. I would be furious if a newbie came in and started telling us what and how to do our work. He was out of line blowing up during scenes. In my office I have seen some newbies leave after getting out line and then being put back in their place. I respect MM’s work, but he needed to know his place. If he didn’t like the work environment, he should have moved on.

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    Tim replied

    Your right. Its just like in the WWE, the Vets have a hard time with guys rolling onto the scene and stealing the spotlight and not paying their dues by working the independent scene and driving from venue to venue. The Vets run the locker room and thats what Eric does. He is the Ric Flair of Y&R. A god. He earned every bit of success he has had, especially being from another country and coming to the good old USA. I love MM’s abilities but he seems to be too full of himself and needed to be brought back down to earth?

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  67. Patrick says:

    Y&R has been marred by revelations…
    Michael Muhney has been marred by CBS – Sony – Y&R…

    actors… are what draw us IN?

    having good writing… simply put… fans stay

    there you have it

    Fans are, just that, fans of

    it’s not in my mere power…. struggle – to keep this show afloat

    I stand by… that fans… have every right to appeal their loss… their sentiment.. their travails…

    we, the fans, who devoted, our viewing habits… day in and day out, year after year, and decades plus… have seen, and bore witness… to the greatness… and now.. demise

    what is left on the canvas to capture my attention….

    only three characters… come to mind… Victoria, Sharon, and Jack

    otherwise… think of all the damage… that has happened this past year… 2013

    it’s unthinkable… a feat… unlike… to regain, any other… to bring back from the dead… LOL…

    ————-

    I remain vigilant… steadfast… and true to myself… and implode with

    LOL… that KSJ… and any one elses mindset to render… titanic mode

    OH Victor… languish in self-preservation….

    JFP… your long history has doomed and relegated a standard aimless

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  68. jaybird369 says:

    More and more, Y&R is sinking faster and faster…faster than BOTH the Poseidon and the Titanic combined. YIKES!!!!!

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  69. Marc says:

    So everyone is allowed to speak against Muhney and he is not allowed to defend himself ? Big time lawsuits coming

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  70. Tim says:

    Thats fair, Michael and Hunter have to keep quite but why doesnt Sony put a muzzle on the rest of their employees? When there is an incident with a police department and a shooting, their officers are not allowed to talk to the media what so ever, The Chief or ranking officer are the only ones who comments. Thats fair. Where is the chief of Sony? Why doesnt someone come forward and speak on behalf of their employees and their company? It is ridiculous but this big machine wants us to continue to watch their #1 show and buy their sponsors products. BS! Y&R may be #1 but Sony is not!

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  71. Fran says:

    You know I have to wonder about the cast. If each and everyone of them would take a moment and ask themselves a question..” If I was let go tomorrow would the fans fight for me as hard as they have for Michael Muhney? If they are being honest with themselves they already know the answer.

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    timmy replied

    Fran since Billy left and now Adam has been let go, who would I fight for. No one, because the storylines are so stupid I could care less about the characters anymore, thats the problem, We QUIT CARING.

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  72. Janina Bester says:

    Agree!!!

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  73. eventsdiva28 says:

    Well TPTB @ CBS just renewed Y&R until 2017. Guess the fans don’t really matter to them.

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    sonniorsolita replied

    What kind of “fans” of a show would not want to see it renewed? If you’re unhappy with the show, it can be improved if it’s still on the air. If it’s not, well, then everybody loses. Because some — and it should be noted far from all — fans are upset over a personnel situation, the whole show should be cancelled?

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  74. Fran says:

    Don’t worry EVENTSDIVA28. They can renew all the contracts they want. We already know they don’t care about the fans or what they want but wait until the numbers/ratings start falling. When they ask u to vote on something etc: Favorite couple, favorite actor/ actress. DON’T If you feel like voting vote for another show. Hopefully by then most fans won’t be watching Y&R

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    Ann replied

    Most Y&R fans will continue to watch no matter how much MM fans complain. Get over yourself.

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    Kaleesi replied

    Besides why wouldn’t they renew right now? All they care about are the numbers and they are higher than they’ve been in years. Ratings arent going to drop overnight but over time.

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  75. Fran says:

    Oh this is so funny it’s sad. Eric Braedan said Michael Muhney wanted to get rid of him as he’s considered the old lion and M.M. wanted to be the new lion. Personally every time i see the old lion kissing Nikki I want to puke. It’s time for the old lion to be put down. Put him out of his misery before he collapse’s on the set.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Fran…AGREED!!!!! Whenever I see Victor and Nikki kissing, it’s like watching a woman kissing a prehistoric DINOSAUR…BLECH!!!!!

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  76. Fran says:

    Google Radar on line quote”Drama won’t die disgusted M.M. muzzled from responding to costar E.B. explosive comments.

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  77. su0000 says:

    ..

    They should have fired Eric Braedan and kept Michael Muhney!!

    Michael Muhney is #1 …….. !!!!

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    Lisa Lane replied

    su0000-Amen to that!!!

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  78. Scarlett says:

    After 25 yrs of watching with my Mom at 13 and now as an adult, I’m done. JFP is horrible. MM being fired and you can’t pay an actor enough so you think you can recast Billy Abbot? Think again. . My last day to watch is Jan 31!

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    timmy replied

    Scarlett my 94 year old Dad was watching, he is quitting too, what does that tell you, all these years he would watch with mom. Sigh, makes me sad what a mess the show has become.

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  79. Scarlett says:

    Michael Muhney leaving is the end of Y&R for me. I am a Nielsen home also. fYI

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    timmy replied

    Glad to hear you voice will be known as a Nielsen Home. Speak for us! No more YR.

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  80. Kristine says:

    Michael is far and away the best actor this show has ever had!!! Ever!!! He turned a mundane uninteresting character into the most riveting character of all. Taking some ridiculous writing and turning it into the most interesting plots on the show. I have been watching since I was 6 years old.
    Here’s a thought, why would gorgeous talented married father who has had a long career and encountered many attractive actors along the way,do this?? No way. They want him out..Eric wants him out.Michael became the show, leaving Victor in the dust.. As for the other small potatoes actors trashing him,same applies, JEALOUSY. It’s a terrible thing. I am finished watching after Michael’s last day..What a dumb move.Not only should he never have been fired he should be the highest paid actor on the show.. I will watch him on anything he pursues in the future. I can see him becoming a leading man in Hollywood.. So in closing, Jill you are a FOOL….. And Hunter? Not even a good actor..Or a liar..

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  81. Rosemary Patterson says:

    I love MM as Adam Newman. I cannot stand the thoughts of him being off the show after January 30th. The thoughts of that rumor being true just doesn’t seem right to me. However, I’ve watched many of the Y&R actors behind the scenes and have seen their personalities, and I just cannot imagine them (Josh Morrow, and all the others,) being so against Michael and ganging up against him to want him gone. I’ve read many tweets and posts on Facebook to cast members of Y&R and who could blame them for replying with ill responses? I mean, people are being really, really hateful to them! I like Michael Muhney and will watch him on whatever he’s on after this, and I signed the petition to being him back (not the boycott petition), so don’t judge me that I’m not his fan, I AM!!! We just have to be within reason here, that we do not know for a fact what has happened here, and that’s just plain and simple. I love Y&R and everyone on it. I hope it’s on for 40 more years. I wish Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller and Michael Muhney all three were still on it. I’m just NOT a supporter of harassing the other cast. Writing to the show, calling the 1-800 # and all of that is fine and dandy, but you cannot fault the cast for getting irritated when hundreds of people are tweeting and posting on their FB pages about MM 24/7 and driving them crazy, they have no control with the hiring and firing at the show. My love and affection to all the Y&R fans…. that’s one thing we have, passion for our show, and our favorite actors!!! :) God Bless you all.

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  82. Chiquita hector says:

    Not speaking about the issue(s) at hand would be tactful. When you sign a contract, your word is bond to everything you agreed to. I’m sorry about Adam but I’m glad it wasn’t Victor!

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  83. Sammie Jo says:

    MM had PLENTY of time before the gag order to say his piece, he did not.
    His castmates did, they can’t ALL be wrong, and he is the one fired, not Hunter, Not EB, no one else, just MM, Mikey the molester.
    Y&R will continue on just as they have before, the show didn’t fold when Jeanne Cooper died, it didn’t fold when any other actor left the show, even though, when actors were let go, their fans all predicted the demise of the show. It’s still going and it will continue, If MM fans want to cut off their noses to spite their faces, so be it, fans come and go.
    I would suggest that he has at least an equal # of people who are thrilled to see him go than want him to stay.

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    Fran replied

    Thank u Sammie-Jo for the tea reading but Y& R is losing a lot of viewer not only because of M.M. leaving but they have had to many changes. Billy Abbott, Phyllis Newman, Katherine died and they are bringing in new story-lines and new cast to try and interest the viewers but at the same time only keeping the oldies. Think about it the only interesting ones left now are Lauren/Michael/Fen, and Jack. Each day we hope Phyllis wakes-up, M.M. is found innocent and can be happy with Victoria, and Billy Miller decides to stay. Y& R are so desperate they are trying to tell the fans to watch for something BIG on Valentines day. There pulling out all the stops. As for the M.M. fans I don’t care if he tried to feel-up Eric Braeden we want him back. PERIOD

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    Sammie Jo replied

    Oh I see, so because he’s an actor, and you like him, you think he should be above the law and be put back on the show?
    I hope you don’t have any kids who are learning moral values from you.
    Y&R is STILL #1, and has been renewed until 2017, no tea leaves involved, just facts.
    I haven’t seen any begging or mention of Valentines Day at all, must be showing only in your crystal ball.
    MM , is not going to be found innocent, you can make book on that.
    He’s toast and will be lucky to get a job as a walmart greeter and all the raving by his fanatical fans isn’t going to change that.

  84. Jamie says:

    I love most of the actors on Y&R with the exception of Eric B. Cant stand to watch the man so I fast forward thru most of him! I like the new actors that have joined the cast especially Stephanie Collins and Steve Burton. Im looking forward to Ray Wise joining in. Maybe he can be the demise of Eric B! They need to make Sharon sweet again or lock her away until everyone forgets the part she has been playing for a while now, then after an extended vacation bring her back sweet again. People would love her again instead of hating her (character that is). I will really miss Michael Muhney as Adam and don’t think there is anyway possible that I will find David Tom as SEXY as Billy Miller was on the show. So So Sad to see him go too. Y&R you need to be like NFL owners and fork out the money to keep your fan favorite players in the game instead of letting them go because they may want more money. Who is on there now that we can look at and say…OH HE IS SO SEXY!! Michael gone Billy gone! It sure isn’t VICTOR!!!!
    I wish you much luck in your careers Billy Miller and Michael Muhney. I will be searching you out of google to see what you are up to and watching any movies you are doing or another soap you may be on. Hey! That just might make me switch soaps to watch!! Im sorry you are both leaving just like Michelle Stafford…there will never be another Adam played like Michael played him or Billy like Billy Miller played him or Phyllis like Michelle played her….there just wont be. Great job yall.. Thanks for the entertainment over the yrs.

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  85. JT says:

    Seems the entire cast of Y&R excluding the participants should be disciplined and or fired for their huge mouths. Unless they each have real proof other than hearsay they are acting badly and should be fined

    Neither this producer, CBS, SONY NOR THE CURRENT CAST OF Y&R make me want to watch their disaster of a program.

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  86. Fran says:

    I agree J.T. without any proof they (the cast) that they were going to get involved and play judge & jury . The old vet’s have too much power in the show. They need to be reeled in and told not to get the fans involved in something that went on (or didn’t) behind the show. It was none of our business and because a lot of M.M. fans are standing with him and saying goodbye to Y & R at the end of the month, there annoyed. If MM did anything they could have given him warning to stay away from H.K. unless they we’re in a part together, but no-one new of Hunter King at the time now she made a big name for herself and probably got a few extra scripts out of it. I hope award night gives an award for the MOST HATED PERSON ON SOAPS It would be between her and Eric Braden

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  87. timmy says:

    Either way, him leaving just proves how awful this show has become.

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  88. Ladylynn says:

    I truly love watching the Young and the Restless actors, especially Michael Muhney’s Adam Newman character. What I perceive as a problem with him was that he like Nicholas Cage, he gets to caught into the role, whereas the other actors merely follow the script and that only. Michael Muhney played Adam as if he was him. I must admit that Mic hael Muhney’s Adam matched Eric Braeden’s Victor very well. I wish Michael Muhney learn to control his egotism because that will be his downfall in future roles.

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  89. Fran says:

    No Sammie Jo I don’t think groping is right or above the law. I also don’t believe the law has been proven in either case, but I do think that 1st. The law or rules should be for everyone as well as innocent until proven guilty. Have u read the bio of the late Jennie Cooper/Katherine Chancellor? The groping started with her. She groped Nick Newman & Kevin Fisher. No-one complained, nobody got fired, as a matter of fact the two in question laughed about it. So the questions are is it ok if it’s a woman groping a male? or does it have to do with age? or is it only wrong if it’s the male groping the female? And all this is if it really happened. Remember it took months to get rid of him after the said groping. Should he not have been fired right away. Should all this not be pending trial? And where are the witnesses? As for Valentines day special go to ” Melissa Clair Egan twitter and you will see it.

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  90. Anne says:

    What did u expect soaps r like real life. Get over it. All people make mistakes even celebs. It is what it is.

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  91. upset in md says:

    I believe MM and Hunter should set the record straight. It’s an outrageous accusation and He ( MM) should be allowed to defend himself. If this is some bs set up by EB then Hunter should squash all of it and tell the truth. Remember when you do dirt, dirt comes back….

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    Darlene Smith replied

    Hi Upset in MD from upset in VA

    Michael cannot say anything. I’m sure he was advised by legal counsel to say nothing One of the Fab Four attorneys told him in CBS Soaps in depth not to say anything now. I’m sure he will file suit for wrongful termination, defamation of character, breach of contract, breach of confidentiality, violating EEOC rules & regs, violation of Civil rights law, etc. Just remember that he said he was sorry to fans, he loves us as much as we love him, he loves acting and surely wants another acting job so that is another reason to remain quiet. I hope he is enjoying being with his family and working on healing from this mess. I am so not looking forward to 1/30 but I will watch with my Kleenexes because I don’t know what is going to happen to Adam. Is he going to be shot and disfigured so they can bring on the new Adam who they have already announced? Is he going to disappear or go to jail? What happens with Chelsea and Connor? Chloe already considers him as her child.

    We did our best to save Michael Muhney as Adam, but CBS and SONY Do not care about fans…they didn’t even care about Michael Muhney. Our society has become too mean, uncaring, think people are disposable when they are not and only think of the almighty dollar.

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  92. Darlene Smith says:

    I have come to the conclusion that these allegations were fabricated so that Jill Phelps could fire MM and bring another of her paramours to Y&R like Steve Burton.
    They are already announcing Adam’s replacement. If there was any truth to the allegations, it needed to be investigated immediately and CBS did no investigation
    CBS knows the employers requirements and not to investigate an allegation makes them extremely vulnerable to fines from the EEOC, other government agencies plus the two actors. I don’t believe that they would not do an investigation if they had knowledge that the incidents had occurred unless CBS thinks it is above the laws and don’t have to comply. All of the trash published has been put out there by CBS employees. MM and HK have said nothing unfavorable about the network and the other actors. The other actors know who the fans adore and love to watch and I feel this is mean and dirty politics along with an executive producer who only kills soaps and does not improve them. Four have been cancelled on her watch. I do not understand why CBS hired Phelps knowing how
    bad her reputation is…someone must have had their
    head up their ass to hire such a destructive person as Phelps.

    Michael Muhney has class, is very intelligent, a loving husband and father. You can see him with Connor and realize that he is very comfortable with children and a genuine good person with integrity and character and I cannot believe he would jeopardize his acting career by doing anything inappropriate with a teenager. Both of his love interests (Sharon snd Chelsea) on Y&R have publicly stated that he was always a gentleman. Fsns , including me, love the Adam/Chelsea relationship because of their chemistry together. Much better than with Sharon. It’s going to be hard if not impossible for Chelsea to have the same chemistry with a replacement. Michael Muhney is Adam.

    CBS you have shot yourself in the foot trying to make Adam so unlovable that fans would not be upset when he was let go.

    You made a really bad call on this one as his fans love him even more with the horrid story line of Adam hitting Delia and not even seeing her out there in the dark unlit road and all of the blame does not rest with Adam as Billy demonstrated extremely poor judgement leaving the child in the car in the dark. So your plan to have Adam hated backfired as fans have great empathy for the torture this actor felt when he learned a child was hit and died. Such poor taste on the writers’ part knowing that MM has a 6 year old daughter of his own. Fans are also very empathic for how mean and domineering his soap father (Victor) treats Adam. It’s deplorable!

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    Fran replied

    To Darlene’s comment nothing could be added. We M.M. fans love Adam. If you (cbs) wanted to save a big ticket item get rid of the so called Old Lion (Victor) He never changes and he has been a terrible father to Adam. Today’s show was Billy with a gun and Adam kneeling where Delia died. The two best actors in Y & R. What a show. I cried for Billy and cried for Adam because it was an accident. All you other so called actors out there from Y & R shame on you for ganging up on Michael. Not one of you could hold a candle to his acting ability. MTS has a hard time keeping her eyes opened with her false eye-lashes on. J.M. always sounds like he’s reading a script in front of him. Michael I hope you know your fans are with you and I hope you take this no-nothing bunch to court. You will have a wonderful acting career ahead of you and your fans will follow you as well. We are almost at the end of your Y & R part and I for one wont be watching after you leave. You told us (your fans) you would give it your all and Michael you delivered.

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  93. Fran says:

    Well Y & R just ended and wouldn’t you know it Victor went to Victoria to pretend he’s giving her some news about Adam. I wish Adam would tell the police his father has known for sometime and black mailed it. Imagine they might put old Vic behind bars for withholding evidence not to mention blackmail. Of course he went to Victoria so he can look like he just found out and he did not want her or Billy to hear about it this way. Man I hate that guy so much. In some ways its going to be nice not to see him again after the end of the month. Early Spring cleaning and Bold & Beautiful here we come!

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  94. Monica says:

    Well I don’t know if its true but I DO know that I will not be recording this show anymore after he exits. I am not even an “Adam fan” so to speak but the show lacks interesting characters. He was the most interesting character to date. As far as someone alleging sexual harassment well that should be cleared up because this man needs to work and who will work with him with something like that hanging over his head? I would watch him on a series for sure if it was good because he is by far an excellent actor.

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  95. shoozeyque says:

    I have lost all respect for Eric Braeden and the rest of those in the cast who have publicly made comments in this matter against MM. This is totally unprofessional in my opinion, and I would have expected better behavior from them. Why should a muzzle be put on MM but not on them? I’m totally disenchanted with the way TPTB have handled this whole sorry-a$$ situation. I wish MM the best of luck and I hope one of the other soaps grab him. He is indeed a talented actor. None of us knows the truth as to the allegations.

    The cast members should have had a muzzle put on them as well.

    I totally dislike whoever is running this wagon train because they have run this show into the ground.

    Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse for Y&R, they surely did, especially with this JP at the helm. What kind of crack is she and her entourage smoking?

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  96. shoozeyque says:

    The thing is Adam didn’t know he hit Delia. He didn’t know he hit anything. He didn’t see anything but the crazy little dog of Delia’s which he almost hit.
    It was later that he realized it might have been him who hit Delia.

    That’s when Adam should have come forward and revealed what he knew, because the punishment might not have been so harsh as it will be now.
    I was hoping it really wasn’t Adam [even though everything pointed to him}. I was hoping through some sort of twist, that it was Kelly White or some other expendable person on the show, but I guess not.

    Well now, Victor, you now have nothing to hold over Adam’s head. “You got that?”

    And what a frikkin’ hippocrite Billy is.
    She wouldn’t be dead if he didn’t leave her in the car by herself with the dog. Any parent knows you don’t do that. You never know what children are going to do unsupervised, even under the best of intentions.

    Most all of the blame here goes to Billy.

    As usually, Billy acted irresponsibly. Did he ever think of that? Did he ever think that well, gee, if I had acted like a responsible parent, my child would not be dead?

    No, Billy has not accepted responsibility or accountability for this. He still hasn’t grown up yet. And he can’t even keep his pants on using the excuse that he is a grieving parent. GMAB, Billy Abbott. Your head is up your a$$ as usual. Grow up.

    I don’t know anything about Hunter King and I won’t comment on that.

    Darlene Smith says:
    January 27, 2014 at 4:45 am
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    I am in complete agreement with your comments.

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  97. Fran says:

    Another great show with Billy/MM and the drama was so well played out. The only thing that could have made it better was less Nikki/Paul interruptions, and of course old Victor that has to be in every show. Even now he’s a lier about when he found out. If CBS is trying to make us hate him guess what guys you succeeded a long time ago. Now how about giving us just Billy & Adam until the end of the month then you can do what ever the hell you want to with the show.

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  98. Monica P. says:

    How in the world can they put that out there and then leave that hanging in the air over his head like that? Are they trying to ruin his future?

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  99. Fran says:

    Only two days left till the end Poor Adam. An accident. What a way to end it. Hopefully at some point Billy finds out that it was an accident. Please before the end let the police know that Victor knew about it and convinced Adam to keep quiet and maybe just maybe he’ll go to jail for a long time.

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  100. Angel says:

    For me, Y&R made the last mistake in firing MM.. they have let too many talented actors (Phyllis, Billy, Adam, etc.) go; the current writers of Y&R are pathetic. Effective when they were hired, these writers should have been fired. And, to try and turn us against MM, this is so under-handed; they under estimate fans and definitely have no appreciation for us. No, we will not forget about this in 6 months! Well, let just see where they will be after 1/30/14. If MM goes to Port Charles, I will be there cheering him on… enjoying every minute of his talented acting. Also hope they pick up Billy at GH. I am so through with Y&R that I will sign a petition to have the show canceled.. Where are the petitions?

    The only way Y&R can redeem it self is to: 1. bring MM back, 2. clear his character of the accident and 3. remove all the current no talent writers currently on staff at Y&R.

    If Y&R can’t do this, CBS needs to replace this time slot with something viewers want to see!

    Yes, let’s write the advertisers that play commercials during Y&R and let them know we won’t be purchasing anything from them! And, maybe we should all start watching GH anyway…

    GOOD BYE Y&R!!!!!

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  101. Fran says:

    So it’s over. They killed off Adam in the car explosion. One person got out and managed to get away on foot but since they (CBS) are bringing in a new Billy to replace Billy Miller then Adam has been killed off. I wish Adam had come back to Y & R but if not then I’m happy they wont replace him. Well that’s it for my Y & R days see you all on General Hospital & Bold & the Beautiful site.

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  102. roza says:

    I cannot believe that Y & R would fire such an amazing actor. Michael muhney’s portray of “Adam Newman” was spectacular. Michael was am essential component of the success of Y&R. Too bad we will never know if hunter king was just crying wolf. Even if the allegations can be substantiated, termination muhney is an extreme response. So many other celebrities have done worse. We will miss you Michael.

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  103. Sue Quetta says:

    The one who should be fired id Eric Braedon. I have been reading about his behind the scene antics for years–has everyone forgotten the fight with Peter Bregman?? I think this lousy actor thinks he is untouchable but I don’t think he is very well liked by fans. His character , Victor, is much more evil than Adam ever thought of being.
    I for one ( among a number that I know of) am a past Y&R watcher. After 25+ years, I viewed my last episode on 1/31. But the writers are so predictable, of course Billy will be the one to walk away, and Adam having suffered severe burns will have extensive plastic surgery and return but no one will know “Adam”is alive.
    Phelps and Braedon should go !!!

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    Marie Willis replied

    I have loved this soap since it began. I hate to see it die like this. Out of respect for Jeanne Cooper-Mrs. C and so many wonderful years of outstanding acting this has been devastating to me and my family. Adam has been the real reason I taped it every day and watched faithfully. Michaeal Muhney is a superior actor and I am so concerned about his family, his happiness and his future career because of this story attacking his character. I believe he is outspoken but I don’t believe this highly intelligent 38 y/o happily married man and father of 3 would do what he is accused of doing. Please tell the public the truth CBS since your silence order is not being honored. This man deserves to be cleared of charges and restored to practicing his craft so brillantly. This is a public cry for fairness to all of us! My TV has been off to Y & R since January 31st. I can’t bare to watch and think about this unjustice every day.

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