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Could Y&R Be Considering Bringing Michael Muhney Back As Adam Newman?

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Fans have been missing Michael Muhney (Ex-Adam Newman) on The Young and the Restless since December 2013 when he was last seen on-air.   The star was fired from the CBS soap opera amidst controversy, but months after he has been gone the fan fervor for him has not stopped.

More recently, Y&R sent out a casting notice for the role of  “Aaron Newton” which clearly was the recast for “Adam Newman” and their search had been on-going to fill the void left by Muhney in the pivotal role of the black sheep of the Newman clan.

However there have been rumors, and now an item in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, that “Insiders report Michael Muhney could be back in the mix to reprise the role,” and that Muhney was reportedly “spotted at the Y&R studios.”

When pressed about Muhney possibly returning to to the show, A Y&R spokesperson told Digest, “We don’t comment on rumors or contract status.”

So do you think Michael is currently being considered in the mix of actors to play Adam Newman?  Do you think he will be back and reprise the role?  Or, is this one big red-herring? Comment below!

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su0000
su0000

no..
Y&R did Michael Muhney wrong, very wrong..
ruined his reputation and perhaps his life..
Michael Muhney should spit in their faces..

You do not do what was to Michael Muhney and ask him back, and he should not return.
I can only hope IF TRUE he will spit on them, all of them ..

harry
harry

Oh SU000, you just don’t want Michael back on Y&R because you know that will drive the ratings up thereby squashing your beloved GH.

Mika
Mika

If he decides to not come back, the I hear David Tom is looking for a job!

Kim Huck
Kim Huck

I think MM should not be let back I agree mama

Rose
Rose

Hear what your saying, but there are only so many prime jobs with big pay checks available. Sometimes you have to put your anger and outrage aside for one of them. As an aside, wonder if players for the L.A. clippers would try to get out of their contracts if Donald Sterling, heaven forbid, got to keep the team? Tough decisions.

Mama
Mama

Michael Muhney did Michael Muhney wrong by sexually harassing a co-star.

“Young and the Restless” did the right thing!

Kim Huck
Kim Huck

I loved Sharon and Adam together

Tommy Moss
Tommy Moss

Why then is Victoria Rowell still not allowed back when fans been screaming for her back longer them Michael

Carrie Johnson
Carrie Johnson

NOOOOO do not bring him back

Ella Brown
Ella Brown

He went after a young girl. This is not his first time causing trouble with co workers. i can’t look at him the same and i did not like him with Chelsea. She needs to go also

Geri
Geri

Michael was cleared. He hired someone to investigate who did what. Celebrity Dirty Laundry has the report. I can’t believe people are condemning Michael with no proof. If Hunter was so traumatized and going public then she should’ve filed a police report for her claim to be investigated. She didn’t do that because she knows it didn’t happen and filing a false police report is a crime.

Additionally, usually men who sexually harass don’t do it once, they are predators. So where is every other woman he’s known in his personal or professional life? Not one woman had come forward. I’m a trauma survivor so I know how men like this work. I hate what Hunter did because victims like myself are put through hell when we are telling the truth and want justice.

Now, as for personality clashes on set do you really believe this is the first show ever to have actors and actresses not get along? There’s always two sides to every story. I can see Eric Braeden and Michael clash because Michael was Victor 2.0 Eric should’ve embraced that. Michael himself admits his role with problems on the set. Maybe he deserved a reality check who knows I wasn’t there. Michael never blamed Jill Farren Phelps for that. But then later this sexual harassment claim is made which appears to be the reason the show really let him go. However, neither CBS or Sony have issued a statement supporting Hunter stating any form of harassment will not be tolerated. That’s because they can’t be sure it’s true. No one should be judge, jury and executioner that’s for the courts to decide. He has a daughter my God someday she will read about this…even though I’m skeptical about Hunters claim, we can’t un-ring a bell. This black cloud will always loom above him. As the mother of a son it scares me to death that girls can say anything like this and they are believed in many peoples mind. Hunter should have gone all the way through this process starting with the police. I’m still so damn angry at this show trying to recast Adam. Another of a long line of impulsive acts

JulieW
JulieW

Michael Muhney should do what he wants to do. If he chooses to return to Y&R, then good for him. If not, then good for him.

The people behind his smear should be the ones exposed. I’d love to find out who they were. Why didn’t TMZ reveal that? Muhney could sue the hell out of them.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Not to take sides, but of course he can only sue if the allegations are false. Truth is always the ultimate defense in defamation cases.

sammie jo
sammie jo

And so why hasn’t he sued? Could it be that it was not a smear and just the truth? That would be my guess.
Think about it, if you were wrongly slandered and lost your job and reputation, wouldn’t you sue? Of course you would, why hasn’t he?

Kim Huck
Kim Huck

What are you talking about . He was never cleared

Dee
Dee

I never believed Michael ever went near HK, in anyway shape or form. He IS NOT a pedophile. Everyone knows Angelica McD hubby, Brian McD owns TMZ. No brainer there. They were attempting to slander Michael in anyway shape or form to rid him. Gossip rags will do that. He speaks his mind and doesn’t take BS from anyone. If indeed Michael is returning to Y&R it is for us the fans who’s support had no doubt. The haters will continue to hate. HK will be replaced, Jill Farren Phelps will be fired for all these ridiculous storielines. Y&R’s ratings have sunk since she took over. I can’t wait to see what happens next… It’s already in the works!!!

Eliza
Eliza

It is only an allegation. He was never arrested. No depositions were taken. He cleared his name somehow that has not been told. She probably backed off because said allegations were not true. Otherwise, she would take him to court for a bundle of $$.
The worst would be if it was all a publicity stunt. But to help whose career?
Soap operas! Such drama!

Lori
Lori

Despite what may or may not have happened on the set the fact remains, Michael Muhney took over the role and made it his own. He is a brilliant actor and is a perfect choice for Victor Jr. He is tall like Victor, can rise to the ocassion when he was to do battle with Victor, and can be charming and vulnerable . He is able to bring me to tears, make me root for the underdog, or evoke any other emotion that a great actor should be able to achieve. Despite what has happened on the set, so long as no laws were broken, everyone at Y and R should check there egos at the door and do what is best for the long term success of the show. This is a pivotal character that should be portrayed by a strong personality…Michael Muhney. Otherwise, I feel the ratings will continue to plummet and we will be hearing that Y and R is being canceled. Sad for me since I have been watching for 27 years.

Eliza
Eliza

ITA! I did not like him at first, but after watching him a few times, I began to see what a great actor he is! He should be in the movies, but I guess he is too old to start that!
I’m for Adam. And I did like the chemistry between him and Chelsea.
I’m a Shick kinda gal!

Nikki
Nikki

Michael was never charged because it never happened. His leading ladies for God sake we’re beautiful starting with Sharon Newman. I’ve seen pictures of him with Tracey Bregman and then there we’re bed scene’s with the beautiful Chelsea Newman, or the one he came to town with and started the laundry fund with. Let me guess they didn’t turn him on but fake blondie with her brown roots and fat arms did. Please Summer was not known and going nowhere she quickly became popular over her allegations and the HEAD BOSS of Y & R Eric Braeden is so damn high on himself he didn’t get along with Michael and wanted to get rid of his competition. Personally I wish they would just get rid of that Summer. That wouldn’t mean he’d be back but at least we’d get rid of the troublemaker that made us lose him, as for E.B. I think with his drinking he’s going soon anyways.

Gloria O'
Gloria O'

I think Michael M should return to Y&R, a great actor, I feel he was one of the best on the long running soap. He gave the soap some substance, mystery and was one of the strong characters.
Yes, I heard there was a mishap with Phyllis’s dtr but I don’t think that this should have ruined his life.
Bring him back, he seems like an intelligent human being with children and wife to support. I think he should have a second chance…G

Gerri
Gerri

I love Y & R , and I love all the actors and actress on that soap show. Michael Muhney included. If it wasn’t for the management and writers for the show we would not have our daytime drama. So bring Michael and Bill Miller back too.

Bride
Bride

I don’t know either of the two but alot of people seem to be putting Michael at fault but maybe Hunter wanted some kind of relationship with him and he turned her down so she lied and stirred up trouble for him. We all know that a lot of young female actresses like their men older…just saying..

su0000
su0000

Muhney was reportedly “spotted at the Y&R studios., I hope he was there with legal papers to sue them 🙂

KateA
KateA

Maybe he went there to apologize and ask for his job back.

sammie jo
sammie jo

That would be more likely than him suing. lol

Peggy
Peggy

Any maybe none of the allegations were true! I would love it if this were all a hoax, but I can’t believe they would take it this far. I definitely want him back. I don’t believe that he did anything wrong — I also don’t believe the actress who plays Summer did anything wrong. I think people made this stuff up and now it is the gospel. I think if anything, he upset the wrong people. He is a wonderful actor.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Maybe he went there with a personally written script to get this show back on track. As bad as Hope is on B&B the show moves quickly at 30 minutes and has actors I enjoy watching in some goofy plots at times which end up being some of their best. GH might be mob oriented and you may love/hate it but it’s a power packed 60 minutes of over the top/dramatic/heart wrenching/surprising on any given day. DOOL may have syrupy sweet Jennifer but the characters and most stories keep me watching regularly. Y&R is soooo sleep inducing. I have no idea what i’m watching at times and find myself shaking off dreams and a nap I wasn’t aware I needed. RUN DON’T WALK MICHAEL MUHNEY…to the nearest casting department of the OTHER 3 soaps. I can say in all honesty I won’t be watching this show until La Tognoni debuts as phyllis. And even then not till a day after she wakes up from her year long coma. Which she’ll wake up from at the end of another nap inducing episode on a Friday.

patricia
patricia

sorry but i was reading all these replies and i have to say if Michael is innocent than why should he apologize for anything if he did nothing wrong and i really don’t believe he did and HK probably said he did maybe because she was mad at michael or something and said what she said or something like that but he should not say he did anything wrong if he did nothing wrong i mean stick to your guns Michael right on..

Nikki
Nikki

I only wish this could be true!

Christina Parker
Christina Parker

Agreed

Eliza
Eliza

I think that is a possibility. You know they could have been having a real life dalliance, and things went haywire…or they broke it off, and he did something he shouldn’t so he apologized. And she accepted his apology. It happens in businesses all the time. Especially in TV and movies. Celebrities are pushed to the “breaking point”. I don’t know how they draw that line. I guess that is truly why there are so many divorces amongst celebrities. You read about it every day.
Who knows?
But, the bottom line is: Y&R should bring MM back if at all possible! Can you imagine the drama? Wow! Sizzling hot! Relationship or no relationship! The man can act!

Nikki
Nikki

I like you!

Adam
Adam

I hope not he’s over rated fine another actor to play Adam. This actor is annoying!

Darlene
Darlene

Wow! So bitter. What’s up with that?

Adam
Adam

Not meant to be bitter, just don’t like this actor. I know many like him and I just don’t. He is not all that, they are so many more talented actors out there and better looking. If it’s true what they said about him causing mess on the set and all, this like a having a co-worker at work that you just don’t want to deal with at all.

vinman
vinman

Totally AWESOME!!!!

Eliza
Eliza

Better looking doesn’t always make a great actor. Or actress. Look around.

Felicia
Felicia

I would return to Y&R for Michael Muhney Adam Newman

bunting
bunting

As a woman I would be offended if they brought back a man who sexually harassed a young woman and bullied costars. As many as he would bring back they would lose. How disgusting if they are considering this due to ratings. He didn’t make the show but he could break it with the bad press this would bring to Y&R. What message would they be sending? It is ok to grope young women, call costars nasty names, be arrogant as long as you give them ratings.

Felicia
Felicia

You are assuming a lot. Making serious accusations against Michael. As far as I am aware Michael was not legally charged for any crimes. Also as a woman I do not partake in rumours and innuendos. I would return for the brilliant acting of the actor – have a good day

bunting
bunting

I am not assuming he called costars names because I read his tweets calling fellow actors nasty names just because they didn’t complement him on his work when they were complimenting others even though he had done the very same thing multiple times. But he took it personally and went on the attack. I also saw him asking fans what characters should be written off the show and mentionally the show needed to get rid of characters, in effect firing his fellow actors. That is unprofessional. He has admitted himself he was too arrogant in his exit interview. And there were plenty f time he showed his arrogance. The only thing we don’t know for sure is what happened with HHK but something happened. Probably not as bad as some reported but it seems it was the straw that broke the camel’s back combined with other unprofessional behavior. Popular actors don’t get fired for no reason. And if someone was accusing me of sexual harassment, I would protest loudly. MM stayed silent? Why?

Kim Morris
Kim Morris

There was never any proof or any charges filed against Michael Muhney yet you already have him tried and convicted of rumors!! Whats up with that. In this country it is innocent until proven guilty, or has that changed and I didn’t hear about it!!

Sue
Sue

The first concerns I had that MM was actually not guilty was when I heard the “Summer” actress was being mentored by “TGVN” actor, who, I hear, hates MM. MM is EB’s own image in the mirror (think Beta fish), I guess, as far as arrogance is concerned. And the old bull did not like the new bull. Well, bull. This should be about good acting, good storyline, generating bigger audiences. And old bull should share the pasture with new bull in that circumstance. Yeah, it wouldn’t happen with actual bulls, but we are talking about actors who get paid for acting…so act like you can get along and please your audience.

Rob
Rob

ALLEGEDLY and its proving to be more gossip than fact.

lynda
lynda

look at him..does he look like he needs to force himelf on anyone?bring him back save the show.

JulieW
JulieW

So bunting knows this? Did you report the smear to TMZ? I find it ludicrous to read these comments by people that jump to conclusions based on false rumors. Prove that he’s guilty, then make your accusations. How’d you like it if someone smeared you name with lies?

KJG
KJG

Great and totally agree with you.

bunting
bunting

Well, I wouldn’t sit back and say nothing if I was being smeared. I would fight with the support of my union if I was being unfairly fired but MM did neither of these things? Can somebody tell me why he would not fight these allegations if they were lies? MM could try to defend himself, but he hasn’t and it’s not like he was afraid or hesitant to share his thoughts on social media in the past.

Eliza
Eliza

It’s a travesty either way!

Linda
Linda

If this is true, then I’ll start watching again. He is the only one that can play Adam

TorontoTom
TorontoTom

Now, if the story is true that he did indeed sexually harass a younger female co-star and behave inappropriately, then there is NO WAY they should even consider bringing him back. What kind of message does that send? Personally, I hope he’s not coming back to the show.

jeff
jeff

Thank you Tom!! I thought I was the only one that felt that way! I totally agree with you!

Elhu
Elhu

I agree with both of you – Tom and Jeff. If Michael was found guilty of the charges, I do not care how popular he was, there is nothing that could justify his return. The other side of that coin though is, if he was found not guilty, than if I were him, I would be hitting CBS up with a law suit, not working on a new contract. It is very odd that nothing else was ever said about that whole situation. I know that is a private matter, but they bring the whole thing to our attention, and then it is all swept under the rug.

Judi
Judi

Elhu, there never was any charges. There was only rumor and innuendo. I really wish people would go by the edict “innocent until proven guilty” rather than what has obviously happened to Michael “guilty until proven innocent”.

Kate A
Kate A

I agree with you. He should not return. Everyone is replaceable.

harry
harry

First, I don’t believe this rumor. Second, if those allegations and rumors as to why he was fired have any validity, Sony couldn’t hire back MM because that would make them legally liable for a sexual harassment suit.
If in the off chance this rumor is true and they do rehire Michael Muhney back, we could look at this at his vindication because there is no way they would hire him back if he was guilty of the alleged harassment. I do know what you all mean, though. The hard part about this whole thing is we viewers were never given the whole story–all we heard were whispers, rumors and veiled hints. We still just don’t know what happened.

Froggy
Froggy

Then if the rumour is true, why not press charges….anyone who is in show business and has been reportedly been sexually harassed or molested should have the brains to prees charges…since none have been, makes me think, that Michael was becoming more popular than their precious Eric Braedan who can’t act and is in need of a good hairdresser… A good was and cut…. BRING BACK MICHAEL MUHNEY…

Becky
Becky

I agree with you too. I can’t believe there are so many people who want him back because they liked him as the character. Scum should be dealt with. On the other hand, we don’t really know what happened for sure.

Christina Parker
Christina Parker

SO, you just called him SCUM out of one side of your mouth and the other side said on the other hand, we don’t really know what happened for sure? Real Nice! It was an awful rumor that hurt both Hunter and Michael and needs to be dropped, instead of perpetuating lies.

Eliza
Eliza

Y’all! It’s only an allegation! Everyone in the US is innocent until proven guilty. She has not filed any harassment suit against him. They have “made up”. So it is what it is. An allegation that may have been proven false as things seem to be!

Lew S.
Lew S.

In total agreement!

Christina Parker
Christina Parker

OMG People let it go…It was an obvious rumor that hurt both Michael and Hunter.

bunting
bunting

Rumors don’t lead to people being fired. He had ongoing issues with being unprofessional. The incident with HHK was said to be the straw that broke the camel’s back which means there were othe straws. We saw that when he slipped up and showed his true self on Twitter occassionally. He said some truly horrible things about fellow actors that he had to retract.

Lipolady
Lipolady

We as fans don’t know the whole story of why MM was fired???? Do we?????? I don’t thing Y and R legally can bring him or any actor back if this was true . I would love to see him back he is a great actor

Darlene
Darlene

Those allegations were unconfirmed and unsubstantiated rumors. And not released by TPTB at Y&R. But by an overzealous fan for whatever reason. Hunter King did not even spread the rumor. Both Hunter King and Michael Muhney are victims and these dangerous rumors hasvehurt both of their careers significantly. One may not realize this but it limits Hunter King’s ability to find another job as not many men will want to work with her. That’s the way our society is. Don’t be harsh on either actor.

Eliza
Eliza

Amen. Well said. Enough is enough. Things were too well planned in the script for them to have fired him. I believe he left due to contract disputes and as for his raging, well. I haven’t heard it, but maybe he, as a person is rude like that. Hey! Look at what Justin Beiber gets away with. Miley Cyrus…shall I go on? Some great actors are just a–holes. I’m not saying he is, but that could be the reason everybody dislikes him. Maybe he wants people to dislike him so it embellishes his work on the screen. Good strategy if you ask me!

Enrique
Enrique

Wow, seriously? That’s low of Y&R considering what happened. They truly are classless

JulieW
JulieW

Gee, maybe it DIDN’T happen Enrique. Did you EVER think of that?

Enrique
Enrique

Please, he is infamous for having a big mouth. His silence says it all

Michael S.
Michael S.

Why in the hell would he want to go back? I’m mean why would he want to deal with sourpuss Eric Braden again! He has basically said he hated working with Michael. If I were MM I would look for other roles. Y&R is toxic right now.

Mary SF
Mary SF

A job is a job– it is not that easy to get acting gigs and I am sure he was well paid over at Y&R– so if you got a family to support, you can put up with all kinds of crap, it is called being a professional. But whether he is actually coming back we will see.

bunting
bunting

If he was professional in the first place he wouldn’t have been fired. He should have cared more about supporting his family than his backpack full of hubris.

Mary SF
Mary SF

@bunting– that is a valid point

BCrisp
BCrisp

bunting – You seem to be WAY to vocal with negativity regarding this situation….which you really don’t know anything about except for what is being reported from the media. Unless you are in Michael or Hunter’s social circle, then I apologize.

MANY have said there were no charges filed. NONE. Of course MM has been quiet through all of this. First of all he has a career to save. He has a wife. A daughter and other children to think of. A mother…family. Those are his concerns. If this truly happened to Hunter then I cannot imagine that she would not file charges against MM. But all in all NONE of us have lived this situation except for Michael and Hunter and we just all have opinions.

I adore MM and happen to believe that he is a fabulous actor and I hate that he is no longer on Y&R. Yet I’m not going to sit and make accusations or pass judgment on Hunter because I don’t know her or what happen.
The bottom line is people need to live by innocent until proven guilty just as the justice system of our country allows. Keep your judgments and your opinions to yourself. These people make be actors and in the public eye but they are human and have real feelings just like the rest of us.

Rsbd15845
Rsbd15845

IMO, MM was heading for the top spot on that soap. He should have won an Emmy for best actor in 2014 . I blame hunter King and JFP for derailing That young man”s career. If MM returns to Y&R, it truly will prove how he walks the walk and talks the talk. My very Best Wishes to MM for the great. Entertainment he has provided his fans. He made that show worth watching.

bunting
bunting

When has he walked the walked or talked the talked? He got fired and accused of sexual harrassment in the media and said nothing. What innocent person would allow themselves to be falsely accused and not say anything? And you are right, he was being treated as one of the stars of the show yet ended up being fired with the approval of the head of Sony programming and CBS programming. That tells me he is not some innocent victim. Where there is smoke there generally is fire.

JulieW
JulieW

Oh bunting, you need a law degree. You know nothing about how any of this works. Get the facts straight before you try to become a dime-store attorney.

bunting
bunting

JulieW, what many seem to not understand is that this is not a court of law, so I don’t understand this stance of innocent until proven guillty. He was not facing criminal charges. He was fired for unprofessional behavior. He was fired with cause. He belongs to a union. If he was fired without cause he would have filed a complaint and his union would have fought for him. He is not defendng himself. He is not saying these are lies. If someone lied about you and you were fired unjustly would you stay silent? I know I wouldn’t. If he did absolutely nothing wrong why was he fired with the approval of upper management at CBS and SONY?

Didi
Didi

If it’s a red herring, it will sink that battleship once and for all. They NEED him.

Mark
Mark

As always the behind the scenes drama is better than what’s onscreen, c’mon Y&R!!!

Lori
Lori

This would be the greatest news. The show has suffered with his absence.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I have a feeling the show did bring him back, and that his “firing” was a marketing ploy to give Michael and the character of Adam time off from the show. If he chooses to return, I fully support him. The writing for Adam has always been strong, and met Michael’s superb acting talents. But I just want him back on my TV on any soap! He should be working!

Mary SF
Mary SF

I don’t think his firing was a marketing ploy– MM would have been insane to go along with it and have his rep dragged through the mud. What sounds like a marketing ploy is this item of his return– could be a planted item to get fans thinking about Adam again, creating buzz leading up to news of the replacement they have chosen.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

And I highly doubt Michael would allow them to use him as as a ploy for a recast. I believe that if he did some back, it’d be happening. And until it’s announced, I have a suspicion he’s back at Y&R as Adam Newman.

k/kay
k/kay

@Scott MM is getting a lot of buzz about this! This week-end on Twitter he is at the zoo and shows a close up of his left hand. He sure does not act like someone who is concerned that some people think he hit on HK.

Karen
Karen

Hope so! Tremendous talent.

SueB
SueB

Michael Logan on Twitter said no way MM
would be back.

Y&R Fan
Y&R Fan

That means absolutely nothing. I wouldn’t fully believe Michael Logan. First of all, if he is as close with JFP as people say, why would he admit that this can happen and ruin the surprise? And second of all, what possible reason could Michael Muhney have been on the Y&R set? If someone was fired from their job, what possible reason would they have to go back to that very job six months later for no apparent reason?

Don’t take Michael Logan’s word as gospel.

SueB
SueB

Michael Muhney is one of my favorite actors. He said on
his twitter Not to believe everything you see.
I could not imagine him going back into
that toxic work environment . He should
have filed a grievance with his union!

k/kay
k/kay

Michael Logan is very two faced I could give you a long list of daytime actors he has personally went after MM is just one. He is the one who helped spread all this garbage. Maybe MM was on set for a boxing match! Lol

Carrie Johnson
Carrie Johnson

I got a pair of Rose colored glasses if you think he was innocent

Rob
Rob

Michael Logan is in CBS, Sony and JFP’s back pocket. TV Guide is owned by CBS.

I wouldnt trust a word out of his mouth..

mollie
mollie

If Y&R had just cause to fire Michael Muhney, then he should not ever be considered to be hired again at this show. No.

If they did NOT have just cause to fire him, why did he go? No legal action. Mum in the press. Why would MM want to return?

Either way, I personally do not want to see him return. His smugness rubs me the wrong way. And, no one is irreplaceable. True.

jeff
jeff

Agree!

Judi
Judi

You have to remember, he was OUT when the rumor and innuendo started. He had probably already signed a non-disclosure agreement in return for receiving a severance package. He would have been legally bound to not say a word. He has intimated on Twitter not to believe everything you read. I am trying to keeping an open mind. I wish others would as well.

JulieW
JulieW

Michael Muhney has denied this horrible smear by TMZ and a group of online trolls. People will believe what they want. America is a remarkably ignorant country when it comes to really looking at the facts. Smears work.

Rosanna
Rosanna

since they said they “do not comment on rumours or contract status” the answer is YES he will be back or they would have said NO, so he is back, and how it all happened we will NEVER know, but for me the story or reason behind the firing just seemed strange, everyone needs to work and yes ill say they did hurt his reputation, We will see if and when this all plays out.

kelly
kelly

I’ll believe it when I see it. Otherwise, this is a JFP publicity stunt.

Sharon Pohhlman
Sharon Pohhlman

I read somewhere ratings had dropped drastically since the actors were leaving Billy,Adam Phyllis, Chloe.(not sure if Chloe would drop ratings) But new Billy already on his way out and another new one going to try it. Will have to see if new Phyllis will work. But Adam> It seems people are really upset at his firing. IF the allegations are true then yes I can see it but if not then yes he needs back. I hope MM is back as Adam.

Shirley Strickler
Shirley Strickler

It was just shameful how Michael Muhney was fired and I think it would be great for the powers to be to have to hire him back. What a kick in the ass for them and Michael ‘s many fans would be smiling because they know no one can replace Michael !!!!

su0000
su0000

The way MM was treated, his family and his career was a high risk..
They did a horrible thing to MM..
If I were he I would not give them the time of day..
Remember what MM went through, what was said about him, and what it did to him will never fully go away..
I hope he will not bow to them by returning, like it was all a big joke no bad feelings..

nanette
nanette

I feel there are more people for him to return than not

kittykatx2
kittykatx2

I loved him as Adam. I even loved him when he was on Veronica Mars. I hope if he comes back they give him a really loud and published apology.

Jo Ann Bovia
Jo Ann Bovia

Yes he is the only one can play Adam they did Michael wrong .They need to get rid of Summer (Hunter) i don’t like her at all.No one can replace Michael (Adam)

jeff
jeff

So…because You don’t like someone, they deserve to be fired?? If, just if, the rumors were true, would you feel the same way? Would you feel the same way, hypothetically, if your daughter was the victim? I just don’t get it, at all.

su0000
su0000

Not one person from ABC or Y&R including summer has ever once said he did what was alleged he did..
Not one person of any authority has ever said MM did anything..
You can not and should not accuse any person of a deed with no prof, and without even one person saying he did anything ..
Summer never came forth and he did anything, no one has come forth to say he did anything to anyone.
With the exception of EB/Victor who came forth and said; He had an actual fist with MM over MM wanting EB gone from Y&R for reasons, and that is why in my thinking that MM was let go, he and EB were at ”fisticuffs” with each other….
and not word was said by EB or MM about Summer..
and that is and was the only thing said by anyone..

Froggy
Froggy

Then why wasn’t any charges pressed if Hunter did in fact get sexually harassed… If it was your daughter wouldn’t you want to see the man punished.. No charges were ever laid, no real publicity … So that leaves me to believe that it was all made up… And they ruined a good actor’s career… Why, probably jealousy… But who knows… I would hope that if they acted too quick they would at least issue a public apology to Michael Muhney… I would be thrilled to hear that he would be returning as Adam…I probably would return to watch….

Rhonda S
Rhonda S

That’s right !! Did anyone press charges against him? I don’t think so he may need some counciling of some sort But he didn’t kill anyone !!!! This hole country is going to HELL in a hand basket. everyone is sue happy and politically correct GET A GRIP

su0000
su0000

IF it were true, that MM did something to summer..
ABC would be in huge trouble and facing legal charges of great significant..
ABC would never allow MM to stay on for months until his contract was up, IF had done what said he did..
ABC would be chin deep in legal troubles for keeping MM on the set for even a day..
what was said is not true..
ABC could not and would not keep MM employed and on set for a lengthy time after, they could ,lose their license for allowing MM to stay on..

He was let go because he and EB were at war ..
MM wanted him gone and they had gotten into a physical fist fight, then after MM was let go, but not until his contract was up..

katieK
katieK

After the way they treated him, I would be terrified to go back. I would feel like they are setting me up, but I would ask for a public apology.

Anna
Anna

I hope he’s never let on a daytime set or any set ever again.

The comments here prove why this medium continues to sh*t all over their female audience and characters.

Darlene
Darlene

Wow! I am reading and feeling so much anger from people who likely do not even know Michael Muhney or likely ever met him. How about some empathy for both Michael and Hunter? Awfully judgmental in this comment section. Did I miss the nails when they were being passed out? It must have been when I was behind the door. Lighten up everybody. We have no clue as to what is going to happen and JFP cannot be trusted. It’s anybody’s guess!! They DO need MM to save their show. The ratings are horrible and the indicators are not good!

Patrick
Patrick

PLEASE

do not dangle half-truths, un-truths

fables, misnomers, flagrant pain

WE ALL NEED HIM back

Dee
Dee

AGREE Patrick

Patrick
Patrick

The plane, The plane

let’s do it again

Chris
Chris

As much as I loved his portrayal of Adam Newman, I believe it would do more harm than good to bring him back. MM returning either means (1) the rumors weren’t true and they put a man, his family, a young lady, and the entire cast of YR through hell for nothing OR (2) they’re bowing to public pressure and rehiring a pervert who harassed a teen-aged co-star. Both alternatives are heinous and I would expect a bloodbath of firings and resignations if it should occur.

YR just needs to recast someone so the speculation can cease.

BTW, former cast and friends of cast visit YR all the time. It’s pretty meaningless just to report he was at the studios. CM met with several people beyond CMcC for his ET interview; that doesn’t make him nuAdam either. And “we don’t comment” means exactly that. Doesn’t mean yes or no.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Actually, if the allegations were true (IF, since all it was was speculation…. no truth ever made known), Hunter was of legal age; Hunter just plays a teenager on the show, in real life she is 20 years old. So even then, she’s of legal age. So pervert Michael would not be.

And it wouldn’t be the first time a soap bended to the public; they did it with Rebecca Herbst on GH when they fired her and re-hired her days later because of fan outcry.

Darlene
Darlene

Y&R has done it in the past for Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott and Daniel Goddard. Daniel Goddard’s character was shot and killed; but Y&R explained it away by saying that it was Cane’s twin brother. Anyone remember that? I do. And a banner was flown over CBS studios by fans for Daniel Goddard. So actors have been let go and brought back. There likely have been more in the 40+ year history of Y&R.

harry
harry

Chris, you’re spot on right here.

jeff
jeff

Let’s play devil’s advocate here… ok, let’s say the rumors were true, and i’m just saying if, but if the rumors were true, I think it would be in very bad taste to bring him back. I would really lose a lot of respect for the powers that be of this show. To bring him back just because there is this fanbase that is still obviously upset. And yes, I was a very big fan of MM. I thought he was one of the best actors on the show…but that’s no excuse.

Ok, on the flip side…let’s say the rumors weren’t true..they were blown out of proportion, we didn’t have all the facts(actually we never really had any facts one way or another) and this was a bad call on the show’s part…I would highly doubt that MM would ever come back (hefty settlement? nice new pay raise?). I mean why would you want to?

The one thing that I don’t get is how everyone is willing to just excuse really bad behavior because they have this distorted obsession with a character on a show. And again, this is speculation…but I do believe something did happen and no, I don’t believe it was HK’s fault. IF rumors were true, I hope MM got some help to deal with his issues and he moves on…but not back to Y&R.

But this is just my opinion…

Patrick
Patrick

FAN press and salute

does any one recall…. back in the day

when Q ratings were done… ie: the significant contributions ACTORS , be it the characters they played… the press they did for the show… and the star power they generated to and fro….

Jeanne Cooper and Doug Davidson were always at the top of the leader board

who’s to say…. SOAPBOX and press

just how huge – big : Michael Muhney presence IS Genoa City

superlative, consummate, stimulus combustion… he IS

Y&R Production: all the fans who flew the coop the nest your show… would flock back .. let’s see that 5 + week low demographic… stratoshere

Karen
Karen

I loved him as Adam and feel he is the only actor that can play him, otherwise they will most likely end up with another mess of trying to find a replacement for Billy Miller.

Debbie L.
Debbie L.

I think the actor that replaces David Tom, who was also wronged, would be a good Adam Newman. Maybe they are trying to trick us.

Darlene
Darlene

Oh my gosh NO! David Tom could never do Adam Newman. Never! And they did that poor young man dirt by firing him saying he was too young for Kelly. According to DT. That doesn’t make sense since his character was not involved with Kelly any longer, his brother Jack is. Y&R is struggling. Really struggling! And grabbing at straws.

Lee
Lee

Everyone deserves a second chance. If he has gone for therapy and realizes his misconduct and has apologized to the actress, than he should be rehired.

bunting
bunting

He had a second chance. He had a role on Veronica Mars and he was fired from that show also.

wondering
wondering

You know a lot about this situation, do you work on the show? It is clear that you have a issue with MM. MM is a very good actor as well as Billy Miller. Since g=both of these actors left the show the stories line are very boring.

Blank Slate
Blank Slate

Get rid of Eric Braeden and maybe this show can find a mojo again. Eric is a vampire who sucks the blood out of any talent in his path. It’s not only the role he plays on Y -and- R. It is him, the person. Michael Muhney destroyed Braeden as a creative force on the show. Is it any wonder MM is gone -and EB’s airtime obnoxiously increased?

PS if Victor kisses Nikki one more time while she s talking and calls her “baby” I swear I will throw up on the spot. 🙂

Rsbd15845
Rsbd15845

I am in total agreement with your assessment of Eric Braeden, along comes Michael Muhney a young handsome and very articulate young actor whose acting is the best on the set.
MM gets a lot of screen time along with Billy Miller and suddenly the old lion sees he is being
Shoved aside and no longer a fan favorite. A very tough pill to swallow to be knocked off your pedestal . Personally, I was quite content with only Michael Muhney and Billy Miller, they carried that show beautifully. The others were merely fillers, none of them really stood out for me.

Blank Slate
Blank Slate

A great, confident talent would know his or her star rises as the actor plays off kindred talent. You cannot be afraid to let others share the spotlight.

Fear and loathing, thy name is Eric Braeden.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Whats really going on over there…why on earth would you fire someone over sexually allegations which could tarnish the guys reputation and then bring him back! Didnt they say the girls parents threaten legal action whatever if he wasnt off the set…if the allegations were true what about the alleged victim…what if the whole story was false…why would they put the actors and fans through this…disgusting if true or not!!!

Darlene
Darlene

Didn’t anyone here follow Michael’s Mom on Twitter when she was confronted by a non-MM fan. His Mom was very graceful, respectful and never once lost her cool on Twitter. Michael’s Mom said he did NOT do it and he DID NOT want to sue. All of our talking about this needs to stop and let these actors have a lilfe and get a paycheck Would any one of us want to talked about in this way all over social media. I think NOT. I know that I wouldn’t, true or false. You can’t get a fair trial on Twitter or Facebook or in the Comment sections of the Soap rags. Ain’t going to happen!!

andrew hass
andrew hass

If Michael Muhney was falsely accused then he should sue whoever he wants.Now if he was guilty then maybe he spent the last few moments getting help and hoping everything would blow over in time.As for him reportedly been at the studio there could have been a lot of reasons for that.Plus it could be interesting to find out whose idea it was for him to show up at the studio.Maybe Y&R is willing to give him another chance but it might be his last one.Plus i’m sure there are ways the show can make sure Michael and Hunter don’t tape on the same days and have no contact with each other.

Christina Parker
Christina Parker

IT was a cyber rumor, false info that hurt both Hunter and Michael, let it go.

Rose
Rose

I don’t like what MM was supposed to have done. Know I’m not the only one, but ratings and adv’t $ always trump. There are many who want him back, and look at what just happened to “Billy” being recast just a couple of months into the the actor who originated the character coming back, for what some would say was his lukewarm reception from fans (can’t buy into “he looked too young”). Maybe he went to “rehab” in his time off and is reformed. Who knows?

Rcstaley
Rcstaley

I would totally start watching again if they brought him back. He is the only Adam..

Mo
Mo

The whole thing is very strange.

k/kay
k/kay

So much has went down since December of 2013 I can’t imagine this happening with actors on the show making tweets interviews it just got so nasty. I just hope everybody leaves the other actors out of this I don’t think I am up for another one of Eric Braeden’s tirades because for someone who is 74 years old he can not seem to be able to block discussions about MM on his twitter. I just saw a side to everyone over at Y&R actors, writers and producers that I did not like. I will never feel about the show like I use to they put new meaning into the word Phony. Look I was excited when Tristan Rogers came back and that story was a disaster. JFP does this everywhere where she goes MAB needed to be replaced but not with this.

boes
boes

If they do bring him back then all the rumors about what he supposedly did were false – which is truly awful.
Or, if those rumors were true and yet they bring him back, that means TPTB are truly awful.

Secrets and Lies, secrets and lies.

Mary SF
Mary SF

The thing is if true we just don’t know what when down. Sexual misconduct can be anything from pitching someone’s bottom every time they walked by to truly criminal acts— and what one person might accept as common workplace joking around, another person might find offensive. Since none of us know what the incidents were and in what context they were done, there might be some leeway for settling the issues between these two people to allow MM to return.
And I believe most shows would have dealt with such matters privately unless it involved criminal behavior, in this case MM was not liked personally by many on set and whatever happened gave them a chance to get rid on him. I bet if he was well liked by all they would have swept it under rug long ago unless it was truly a criminal act then they would have called the police.

su0000
su0000

IF the allegation of HH and MM are true..
There is no way ABC would allow MM to remain on set and in scenes with HH..
The liability would be devastating for ABC to allow that to happen, there are licenses involved etc..
MM would have been let go immediately let go to protect ABC and so no futher harm would be done to HH ..
Logic will tell; ABC would have never allowed MM to remain on set with HH for a length of time until his contract was up, it would not happen..

It all has to do with with as EB said; the young lion trying to take the old lion out..
EB and MM had a physical fist fight, as told by EB, and no doubt MM wanting EB out and the fist fight was why MM was let go..

Think– if you were ABC would you allow a sexual harasser boob grabber to stay on set with the person offended until his contract was up, that would never happen.
the legal liabilities would be huge..

Blank Slate
Blank Slate

You mean CBS, not ABC.

Christina Parker
Christina Parker

Bring Back Michael because he is the one and only Adam Newman. Plus the rumor spreaders need to let it go…Both Hunter and Michael were hurt by an obvious cyber rumor.

Fred
Fred

Sick and tired of the rumors and backstabbing. This show has gone to the dogs since JFP took over the helm. She ‘s steering the titanic right into oblivion. Actors are jumping ship right and left. MM can save the show with his rerun. He is one of the few actors who can make the insipid writing interesting to watch. It’s because he is a gifted actor as is Billy Miller and Michelle Stafford and the incredible Jeanne Cooper. JFP doesn’t seem to have a clue. Y&R is dying a painful death under her rule.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s clearly simple

SOS… mode

dead on arrival : each and every day now

the shows ratings nosedive are bleeding OUT

brain freeze with current regime has NO production

the heart wants what the heart wants : and that’s Michael Muhney

Jimmy
Jimmy

I would love this to happen, but would Y&R ever consider bringing him back if the allegations against him for groping Hunter King were true? No they would not. That’s why I firmly believe that story was a cover for the real reason they fired him. Not once has any actor, producer, executive, etc. said that MM did anything of that nature. Hunter King never came forward and accused him of it, and there’s no way CBS or Sony would allow MM back at the studios, let alone on the show, if there was any truth to that story.

But if I were MM, I would say “screw you” to Y&R execs. They fired him when he was probably one of the most talked about and praised actors on the show in a long time. He brought tremendous depth and interest to the character of Adam, and that’s how he’s treated? Hopefully he returned to the set with legal papers and a lawsuit because those unproven allegations caused him to lose his job and damage to his reputation.

However, as a viewer who has missed MM and Adam, I really hope he does come back to the show because he is one of the best actors in the business and the character is integral to the show. The reason JFP hasn’t found anyone to replace MM is because he is truly irreplaceable in the role. Plus, what high-level actor would even touch the role of Adam, knowing what the fan backlash would be like? Look what happened to David Tom when he replaced Billy Miller as Billy. And now, 4 months later, he’s out. No actor wants that, and that’s what would happen.

B.J.
B.J.

What a cruel hoax if he’s not coming back. 🙁

I don’t think MM is the only actor who can play Adam, but I am willing to accept that whatever happened was overblown, and the TPTB may be willing to risk the wrath of EB and rehire a great talent to improve the show.

I would like to believe he’s coming back, but I don’t.

Susan
Susan

I think Eric Braeden has an over inflated ego. Just as I could, so could he, see Michael Muhney stepping into the role of Adam Newman and usurping his old man. But how can they bring him back and explain away the charges. If they even asked me back I would have my attorneys hit them so fast with a lawsuit. But then Michael does have a family to support.

Nanci
Nanci

Hope it’s true that MM is coming back!

Mae Parr Jones
Mae Parr Jones

Y & R has not been the same since Michael Muhney last appearance on the show.
I do not like the new Billy.

rainbow
rainbow

All I know that if someone accused me of what Michael was accused of, I would have come out and defended myself screaming in full force.. Yet not one time did he try to defend himself.. He just went into hiding for months without a peep. That speaks volumes to me and tells me he did what he was accused of..

su0000
su0000

You or I have not a clue as to if or if not MM is suing/taking care of business….
Those things as a settlement are gagged.. His lawyer are in charge and the first rule is- do not speak.
MM’s personal life is none of your business and he does not have to include us in his life..
He gave his lengthy interview, no more need to be said by him..

Think–
if you were ABC would you allow a sexual harasser boob grabber to stay on set ‘with the person he offended’ until his contract was up, that would never happen.
the legal liabilities would be huge for ABC..
MM would have been immediately let go to protect ABC..
He was not let go until sometime later when his contract was up..

It all has to do with as EB said; the young lion trying to take the old lion out..
EB and MM had a physical fist fight, as told by EB, and no doubt MM wanting EB out and the fist fight was why MM was let go..
It was about the happenings behind the scene between EB and MM campaigning to get rid of EB, is the way I read/see it..

rainbow
rainbow

I think michael wanted to boot Eb out and take over as lead. We all know how verbal Michael is and he would not have set still while these accusations were being made if they weren’t true.. Going into hiding was a confession the way I see it. MM ego got the best of him.

su0000
su0000

The best is to be silent..
Nobody spoke, nobody.. Not Hunter not CBS..
The lawyers do not allow one speak, it is that way..
We have no idea what is legally happening, it is not the public’s business to know.
Being silent is good advice..
MM gave one interview, no others gave an interview..

ABC would never allow a sexual harasser boob grabber to remain on set with Hunter, MM would have been gone immediate to protect ABC from legal liabilities ..

Y&R had a month of film to go on without MM for a month//
He was not let go until 2 months passed and his contract was up, and after a fist fight with EB/Victor..

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