The entertainment news and gossip outlet TMZ.com has picked up the story on the firing of former The Young and the Restless star Michael Muhney (Adam Newman). The very popular star with fans of the long running number one soap opera, was shown the front door last month under much speculation as to the root cause for his dismissal.
Now according to TMZ.com: “Multiple sources connected to the show tell TMZ … 38-year-old Muhney allegedly bullied and harassed 20-year-old Hunter King, who plays Summer on the show. She went to higher-ups and complained recently Muhney had fondled her breasts on 2 occasions — and she said both were unsolicited and unwanted.”
In addition, TMZ.com went on to say: “Sources tell us … the new allegations were the proverbial ‘straw that broke the camel’s back.’ Muhney — who is married with 3 kids — had been a problem on the set for a long time, allegedly bullying and harassing Hunter and others. ”
While this may not come as new news to soap fans, who have seen the situation between Hunter King and Muhney popping up everywhere on message boards and through the rumor mill, this report would align with several cast members of The Young and the Restless who have come to the defense of maligned Y&R executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, for the person not to be pointing the finger at for the firing of Muhney.
So, in light of this report from TMZ.com, do you think Y&R took the appropriate action by dismissing Muhney? Weigh-in!