This morning Muhney-gate continues with a new explosive interview with Daytime Emmy winner and iconic star of The Young and the Restless Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) who played Michael Muhney’s on-screen father. Braeden decided to come forward after accusations that he had something to do with Muhney’s dismissal from the CBS soap opera in a just released chat with RadarOnline.com!
In it, Braeden details a shouting match that ensued between he and Muhney in the younger actor’s final days with the series and that Muhney wanted to push out of the show! Here are some excerpts below!
Eric on what went down between he and Muhney in their often contentious relationship, where Braeden first relays his respect for Muhney as an actor, and then says: “Towards the end, Muhney and I did have our differences and had a shouting match, no question. During that shouting match, all kinds of things were said. I won’t go into detail about it. I don’t remember the specifics of who said what but what I do recall is that I was prompted to get into ‘fisticuffs’ with him because he wanted me off the show, if you want to know the truth. That is about as far as I will go. That is it. It was a campaign to get me off the show. It was Muhney who wanted to get me off the show and he expressed that to various people. He wanted me off the show because he wanted to be head honcho. In his words, I was the old lion and he was the young lion. He wanted to push aside the old lion. That was in his words to me, at the very end. I welcomed that guy, as I said. (I told him), ‘You are very good at what you do, keep your nose clean and stay out of everyone else’s business and just do your job.’
Eric Braeden on the rumors that he told Hunter King (Summer) to go to the higher-ups at Y&R after the alleged incident involving her and Muhney: “I hardly know the girl. I just don’t know people’s names until they have been here for 10 years. She is a sweet girl and a damn good actress. The notion that Hunter King came to me and was coaxed by me to go to the top is utter nonsense. The rumor mill is being fed with misinformation, by whoever.”
So what do you think about Eric Braeden’s comments on Michael Muhney? And that another situation had reportedly arisen a co-star in Muhney that ended in a shouting match? Weigh-in!