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Y&R's Joshua Morrow and Elizabeth Hendrickson Join In Support To Stop Negativity Hurled At Hunter King!

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One of the actors who has worked very closely over the last year with The Young and the Restless Hunter King was Joshua Morrow who plays her on-screen father, even though right now the character of Nick Newman believes she isn’t his bio-daughter.

Today, Joshua voiced his displeasure with some people on Twitter, who have been throwing a lot of negativity Hunter’s way in light of the firing of Michael Muhney and the reports involving her.

Morrow tweeted: “Some people better lighten up on @HunterHaleyKing  She’s a great kid & doesn’t deserve any1 sayin anything negative about her #Ridiculous

In addition, Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) has shown her support for people to back-off of cruel comments on her castmate Hunter King by re-tweeting Morrow’s tweet and her co-stars Greg Rikaart’s tweet response from earlier.

What do you think of Morrow’s tweet?  Let us know!

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While I believe in muhney’s innocence, TMZ was wrong for naming Hunter and anyone harassing her should be ashamed fault. I need to stop the negativity and stop this bull gossip and just enjoy our daytime dramas! Leave both parties alone and stop believing trash websites.

I could not agree more, Scott. Fans need to lay off both parties as we simply don’t know what happened. IAnd Yes, TMZ was dead wrong in revealing the identity of the alleged accuser.

Fans believe they’re *entitled* to this information, when really, they aren’t. Soaps are being dragged through the mud by shameful people like TMZ, and it’s quickly making the whole medium look bad for something someone MAY or MAY NOT have done. Innocent until proven guilty.

You can’t really fault TMZ. This whole public mess and outing HHK was started on a Soap Opera Network message board by a poster citing her CBS sources. All TMZ had to do was google and they’d find HHK’s name. Heck posters on an anonymous board were saying they were going to email TMZ to find out what happen. Sick. This was handled so poorly by CBS. That poster and her source should be identified and the source should be fired.

I’m not commenting on the accusations. I don’t know the truth and therefore I’m not judging anyone. I hope all involved get assistance with whatever they need.

Actually they were right in revealing the name of the accuser. People should not be able to publically make accusations from the shadows of anonymity.
Decades ago our country’s justice system allowed itself to be compromised by political influence and decided to allow accusers in sex-crimes to remain anonymous while the accused names were public.
That gives an unfair advantage to the accuser. Let’s say a person reads about an accused rape not knowing the accusers name. But they do know that accuser has a history of making false claims and other behavior that would damage their credibility. But because of anonymity they do not realize they have important info for the defense that could stop the conviction of an innocent person.
So no, Hunter King should not have been allowed to make accusations and demand someone be fired and do it anonymously. As bad a real sex crimes may be, we should never have a Court system that gives accusers an unfair advantage over those they accuse.

And that’s one MORE coming to the defense of Michael Muhney while the amount of support for Michael Muhney continues to dwindle as each day passes and more and more information about his sexual predator antics emerge.

* coming to the defense of Hunter King, that is …

Sorry Joshua….From what I witness, Defense of MM is not dwindling but building up daily in his defense. Sorry so many are envious of his obvious talent…which is sorely missing on Y & R. Victor needs cards to read so he can do his job ? How pathetic is that? Is it not time for him to retire ????

they are drawing more attention to Hunter by publicly throwing her at us..
let it die down, for crying out loud any idiot knows to stop calling attention to her for the crazies to jump her..

And, they are making her look weak by babysitting her, she is a grown woman….

Seriously, Aida – cue card dependence is a bigger sin than sexual harassment? Only MM’s “fanbase” is defending him. Not a single actor has tweeted a supportive comment about since the TMZ story broke, but several actors are openly and vigorously supporting the alleged victim.

Since when is a 20 year old considered a “kid?” Good Lord. If she is such a kid, tell her to wear less revealing outfits. “Kids” don’t dress like that.

She is not and I do wish we could find pictures of her covered up. We get it she is endowed please move on you are not helping this young woman one bit.

She is young enough to be Muhney’s kid. So, in point of fact, she is a kid in comparison with Muhney. Re: her “revealing outfits”? What decade are we in? Those kind of comments were used by the police to blame and intimidate women who reported rape, not all that long ago. As in, “well, maam, if you hadn’t dressed so provocatively, you wouldn’t have been attacked.” So, if Muhney IS guilty, Hunter’s clothes MADE HIM DO IT????

And dear, “kids” do dress like that, every day and everywhere. That doesn’t give anyone a license to molest. Not the man on the street, and not some soap star.

For God sake Tristan Calm down. He may be guilty but she is a kid and no-one knew who she was until this happened now she’s front page news!! Imagine that? Having everyone side with her and throw him under the bus is not fair either. Are they taking her side because he’s gone & they have to work with her. And here’s another one for you Did they fire Jeanne Cooper for grabbing male cast members crotch? Why not? Why was that so funny? We need to decide whats right & wrong for everyone. If this is true it did not just hurt her. It hurt Y&R, it hurt M.M and his fans, it hurt the story-line etc.

Please Tristan stop trying to make H.K. sound like Mother Theresa. Every outfit she wears she’s showing her boobs and she walks with her chest stuck out like she thinks she a queen. If indeed (and I believe it) Eric B. was helping her, she’s not only stupid but she’s been used by someone who wanted to get rid of M.M. for sometime. Now he thinks he runs Y&R again. It would be a blessing it they killed him off.

You are so right. Young girls dress “like that”…….but that doesn’t make it right. They look cheap.

So you’re saying that she deserves to be molested and fondled for her wardrobe? That is warped….

Elizabeth, I cannot speak for Tristan, but I am taking his comments to mean the exact opposite of what you are saying. I believe he is saying that Hunter King does not dress any differently than other young women her age, and regardless of that point, NO ONE has the right to consider someone’s clothes as an invitation, no matter who they are, and I agree with this 100%. On another note, IMO, there is more than meets the eye here, as most all of the behind the scenes stories we hear about. I feel that it is likely that there was sufficient evidence against MM, if the end result was termination. I am sure the I’s were dotted and the t’s crossed before this decision was made. We all have our opinions, that is only natural, but honestly this is between the parties involved, and I feel bad for Hunter, as well as MM’s wife and children, because having this out there for public consumption only adds insult to the already fractured injuries. I also want to say kudos to Hunter for having the courage to come forward with this, as I am sure doing so, was not an easy decision, as well as kudos to JFP, for looking into this, and coming up with a decision that I bet she did not want to make.

Elhu, you’re absolutely right but I sometimes think that the progression of comments makes it appear as though someone is responding to someone else. Elizabeth may be responding to K/kay, not Tristan–not sure. Otherwise, I think your comments are spot on. It did take a lot of courage for this young lady to speak up and IF these allegations turn out to be true, she could serve as a wonderful role model for other young ladies (or young men) who are enduring similar conditions on the work force. MM fans (and I am one of them ) would be wise to adhere to his Tweet in which he advised fans to not only refrain from judging him but his co workers as well. His last words were to be kind to everybody. If you support MM, then it follows you should be respectful and kind in regard to HK.

Elizabeth, sadly that is precisely what these fans are saying. That the worst abuse of Hunter King is coming from women — women perhaps old enough I would think to be her mother or grandmother — is beyond sad. Some of the women defending Muhney by bashing his alleged victim — hinting that she brought it on herself with her wardrobe — seem delusional. If not that, simply not very bright, and as unenlightened as a cop from the 1970s in matters of sexual assault and misconduct. Which in their view, was usually the woman’s fault.

Frances, what you don’t understand is this: it is irrelevant what Ms. King wears. No one, and I mean no one, has the right to harass or molest her in the workplace. Not even a big “star” like Michael Muhney! I hope you have no daughters, granddaughters, or nieces, as I shudder to think how you would treat them if they confessed they had been sexually harassed in the workplace. One can only assume you would cast blame on them, and lend support to the male harasser.

Just for the record I was not implying that because she is chesty she would deserve it or the way she is dressed, I was making the comment ever since this has come out the press shows constant pictures of HK with low cut clothes on just to further their agenda. Not slamming the actress at all.

Of course Joshua is toeing the corporate line! He’s the worst kind of ass-kissing fool. I’m surprised he can breathe with his head so far inside JFP’s ass.

That chick Hunter King is a liar and a homewrecker.

And sorry to dissapoint “Joshua” here but the support for Muhney is stronger than ever! Why do you think the Y&R stooges are coming to her defense??? Twitter fans are pummeling the hussy because we don’t buy her lies.

Gee Rosy, I hope you never bring a daughter into this world. How do you know who is lying or who is telling the truth? You really think they would have fired MM without proof of these allegations?

They were wanting to let him at end of his contract, and it had nothing to do with Hunter, this goes 6 months back..
There were problems between him and other cast members..
The Hunter incident was just among all the other things building through the past year..
, one being he and Erick B did not get along, not at all..
the straw that got him to the exit door was the boob touching ”allegation”

Rosy, has it occurred to you that Michael Muhney himself does not want people bashing this actress? He intimated as such with his latest Tweet. You’re not helping him anymore than you’re helping her by slamming the girl. If you want to really show the actor support, stop slamming the girl for by calling her a liar and a homemaker and the clothes she wears (you might want to blame wardrobe for that). She just turned twenty, what young lady her age doesn’t wear slightly provocative clothes? I don’t care if it is Miley Cyrus doing the Twerk in a G string, no woman deserves to be sexually harassed and bullied. I am not saying he is guilty of the alleged harassment as I am inclined to believe he is not. However, until (if ever) we finally know the truth, hands off the young lady–no word play intended.

Elizabeth, Eric Braeden runs the show. Even the cast are afraid of him. Lets face it he’s a 73 year old bully and the way his character of Victor plays out with M.T.S (Nikki) he’s a bad influence on teenagers/young couples out there that think his treatment of Nikki and his children are ok!

He asked us all to be kind. Imagine that, when she has the cast at Y& R taking her side, he wants us to be kind to each other. I thought I would continue to watch until his exit but today in Canada was where H.K. is having a dance with her dad in his bar. I found myself getting so annoyed that I turned it off.

If Hunter would delete her twitter account until things calm down, it would be much better for her..
If people would back off and stop putting her in the spotlight, people would not notice and would not bother to be nasty to her..
If people would not have need to ”support” her publicly and make her look weak and defeated by mass supporting her, giving her needed strength which shows her as being near defeated, that would help also..
Hunter can stand on her own two feet like a strong woman and doesn’t need her hand held..

Please do not blame fans for being stupid blame the head of daytime for leaking this young woman’s name out. This is all on your bosses. No one else! Yes it is b/s but it never would have happened if the head of daytime AM did not need to slide her husband a scoop.

“…Please do not blame fans for being stupid blame the head of daytime for leaking this young woman’s name out”


as a fan… my position versus yours or any one else isn’t what’s in question….

if the actors… who are coming to the defense and aid of alleged actress… HK.

let them… Michael Muhney deserves the same… and if it’s from his fans… i’m with him… till the truth comes out…

is it any of our business? absolutely not…

I’m vested in this.. because it’s simply and clearly, the last straw… at how powerful Y&R once was.

any business, adheres to legalese… and there are guidelines and parameters for all walks of life to attain…

did MM take it upon himself… desires caught… ??? I hope not.. and couldn’t control his libidinous appetite? I find it so hard to fathom… that his character would demean another person… did he think she was that weak… a newbie to the Hollywood scene.. that she’d cower?

MM arrogance, hubris.. allegedly, harrassed another co-worker… I don’t think it’s any thing more than that… wow! I don’t think he’s a sexual deviant… nor is he a predator… nor is he, a molester… any and all human beings are tested. Michael Muhney mindset… be it intellectual, prideful, negligent… whatever transpired….. is his cross to bear… I truly believe… this will pass…. and both the actors.. will thrive

Oh this smarts… I’m caught up in this because Genoa City.. with and without MM and HK… is dead on arrival… every day

Sorry Patrick I came off a little harsh just wanted to apologize this is the last I will speak of this matter. I am already worn out of every tabloid magazine on both costs talking about this girls breast and MM’ hands. Worn out! We have people in this country who are homeless do not have jobs no future and this is what we are talking about I know it is a soap board but as my husband said Enough! Thank gosh we made a good living and it has nothing to do with show biz I would not trade my life for any of these people for all the money in the world. Peace to you!

Oops coasts! Those pesky keys!


i was in no way inferring your words… affected mine… or vice versa

fans have every right to rant, rave, vent their outlet… via MF blog

our input… may have little to do with the outcome…

despite our passionate ideals.. on what comprises our version of quality.. with regard to daytime

i’m with you… in that it’s the upper echelon if you will… the brass tacks who helm Y&R production

we always hear… “CBS network does not comment on … blah, blah, blah.. so and so… and so forth”


be that as it may…. a part of me is livid… up in arms… resonating angry… that the demise of Y&R is catapulted… by the “new” regime… and that must include JFP… the writing is so lacking… and the newbie actors have no vitality… like the interest is taken for granted.

we all could go on and on… it’s the Serial… that has me divided…

I will always; miss

Chance IV

these are quality actors… with presence and intelligence

i suppose, a part of me… hopes… and to this day… wonders.. do the production teams… have they ever listened to fan outcry? and corrected their vision and aligned with fan aware?

I’m stumped, gobsmacked that Y&R is in the state it is… spiraling

Hunter is a lying witch, she came on to michael.

And you were there right?

Are we all jumping in to comment on something that has yet to be proven on either side? Is this just a way to vent our frustration with the decline of Y&R? Gossip is universal, to be expected, passes the time and does little good. It’s like trying to find the truth about Ricky Williams, who shot Carmine and who kidnapped Jill. Sometimes there are answers but sometimes it takes a long time to find out what really happened. remember how long it took to find out who killed Diane Jenkins?
Maybe we should butt out and discuss something else until there is more concrete information on what actually happened, why MM was not fired sooner or why HHK did not press forrmal charges,

I believe you…

Yeah Ceelo .. A great actor has been let go .. What about his family abd career .. I have a lot of empathy for everyone .. Nobody wins in this whole thing ., …

Why are so many people blaming J.F.P. All this groping started way back with Jeanne Cooper and is right in her book “Not young, Still Restless”. She use to grab the guy’s crotches (Kevin & Nickolas) this was suppose to be funny back then. Why was she not let go? M.M. Could have had a stern talking to and told to stay away from H.K. unless they we’re on the set together but Eric the bully got involved and convinced H.K. to demand he be fired. Need I remind you that (Jack) and him did not get along either. Two things you can be sure of 1st. They will never fire/or let him go because he’s a bully and there afraid of what he might say about the show and 2nd. M.T.S. (Nikki) will be there when the Adam’s baby has kids of his own because because her husband is a producer or executive producer.

that I will believe and she is so ugly soon as Michael gone I will stop watch y@r .. I still love Sharon but that it for me because I cannot stand that goat hunter king ..

Joshua voiced his displeasure over the bullies hitting on Hunter, publicly…
That will make the nasty bullies smile and pat themselves on the back, they win..

Joshua just gave the bullies more fuel to bully her more for their sheet&giggles .. Joshua proved it is working.. duh..


I feel bad for everyone involved. It doesn’t really matter what I think. We are all human and we fail miserably at times. We should support one another with grace and dignity.

Did they all coordinate their support to coincide on the same day, which happens to be the first day back at work?? JM has been tweeting all about sports the last week or so…why was he not defending her at the height of her attacks??? Maybe this whole scandal has made me see everything as calculated!! Anyways, its about time her collegues showed up to defend her!!

Unfortunately, we all have a reason to be cynical. Who knows what pressure is being exerted? Jobs are hard to come by these days, and we’ve all seen network execs use and abuse and lie to their performers in the past. And the not so distant past. Remember how ABC treated their AMC and OLTL cast members?

It’s all so distasteful . A young woman and man have both had their names thrown out there in public, all innuendo and no facts.

If it’s true, then the network should say so and take their lumps for letting this young woman suffer for so long before the problem was addressed. And if it’s not true, shame on them for ruining a man’s good name by ugly gossip in the shadows of the internet.

One way or another, the Y&R execs and the network bosses should be ashamed of themselves.

Have you people all lost your minds…were you there…judging someone by the way they act on screen or how they look and dress to imply which one is innocent and which is guilty is insane! I can imagine what Judge Judy would say…she’d send you all to a shrink. It doesnt matter how one dresses ect…no one has the right to touch you without your consent. Just because a man or woman is good looking and married with children doesnt mean he or she walks around with a halo over their head. It doesnt matter if you like the actor or not…you still werent there, you only know what youve read so far…so dont jump to conclusions and judge someone when you dont know the whole story. Like i previously said the best comment is no comment, especially when you dont have all the facts!!!

MM pulled similar things while he was on Veronica Mars. Another job he was fired from. I am not surprised by this at all.

We have two victims in this scandal.. I am a Michael Muhney fan but I am not one of the ones saying things about this young girl. I am part of the Muhney Movement and I feel we must go forward to show CBS/Sony what a horrible way they have handled this malicious, vicious scandal about two of their employees. Who would want to work under JFP, CBS Sony? They did not protect either one of them and they are letting the public crucify them. After reading the information pertaining to his firing, I do believe Michael is the victim and I hope he sues the pants off of all involved and I hope he wins Millions. I do believe his firing is the worst in history. Y&R is dead to this 40 year fan. I hope I never here the word Y&R after the 31st of Jan. 2014. All Muhney fans need to stay united and continue with our movement.
And yes I am a female and yes you wonder why I have said this. Well I have a son and I have two daughters and if my son or daughter was accused of such an ugly accusation Yes, i would want them to be innocent until proven guilty. I would not want it plastered all over TMZ. If you think she has been treated ugly, read what has been said about Michael Muhney for his wife and kids to read. It is unreal. I have 35 years experience in Human Resources and this has been the worse firing I have ever seen. The blame game belongs with CBS Sony for having incompetent people in charge. They did not protect two of their employees from an allegation that should have been handled without the world knowing the circumstances. Yes if there were a murder or criminal charges brought against any one of them, yes the public has the right to know. Firings are between the employee and the employer. Sexual harassment charges should never be tried in the news media. I have lost all respect for CBS Sony, a huge corporation that knows better. I am sorry this young girl is being harassed. I am not on twitter so I do not know nor do I want to know what has been said to her. I have read enough about both parties to last a life time. It is just very hard for me to believe Michael Muhney, a very talented actor that outshines everyone on the show, who has a beautiful wife with three adorable children, whose career is so promising, would do such a stupid ugly thing and lose it all. He is also a very caring person who does so much for Cancer research, he even tried to save a drowning man. He loves his fans and his fans love him. No, my HR experience tells me this is a She said/He said or a very bad interpretation of something. I also read all the message boards and I know several cast members hated Michael Muhney. He was a professional who not only is an actor but he is also a writer and producer therefore he always complained about his script because he wanted it to be good and he is such a professional He admitted he is very outspoken and full of himself. I like his honesty.. He loved his character and job with a passion. Do you expect his fans to believe he would give all this up for a couple of feels? Sorry, I do not believe it. Y&R has been my favorite soap for 40 years. But I can give it up because of all this mess that has gone on. I will be part of the boycott and I just wish I lived in LA so I could see the plane fly over for Michael Muhney. The greatest daytime actor in the last 20 years. I am sure the girl who plays Summer will pull up her big girl panties and get over this. Tell her you have to be tough to play those love scenes on a Soap. After all, all us soap fans love the romance part the best. We even loved you Josh with Phyllis.

Reading this post was like trying to pass by a car wreck and not looking. I was left with my jaw wide open over and over again. Michael Fairman, stop the madness.

My mind has become bleary from quickly reading all these comments thus dulling my reading comprehension skills. This post seemed diplomatic at first, but looking at it again, it lost me with “I am sure the girl who plays Summer will pull up her big girl panties and get over this.” Um , IF she was sexually harassed and groped by this actor, then pulling up her “big girl panties” is out of the question. She shouldn’t have to. IF this did indeed occur she is acting like an assertive, confident and mature young lady in reporting it. If she were my daughter I would be very proud of her for taking a stand.

Beautifully put–you’ve given us food for thought. Thank you


So well put no-one could improve your email. Except to say the cast members who are taking her side like J.M. should be happy he’s gone they wont have anyone left to compete with now.

What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? It’s a he said, she said, with HK coming off as a sweet young innocent victim and MM the big bad wolf.. whose to say she’s being honest. What if SHE was attracted to him? He’s talented, gorgeous, what’s not to be attracted to? Perhaps he rejected her and she’s embarrassed and angry.. wouldn’t be the first time a 20 year old would pull this kind of stunt after being rejected. I’m just saying there is ALWAYS 2 sides to a story.

OMG, PEOPLE! This is someone’s little girl! If anyone is disrespecting this girl, let it stop and now. As for whatever is going on at Y&R, no one knows quite yet, so people need to reserve judgment until the facts are known. Maybe the truth will never be known. If so, who cares if it doesn’t involve you? Let it go. As I keep saying, this show is bigger than any one actor or character. This has gotten to the point of embarrassing and all the insults and speculation need to stop and now. Show some class, people.

Unfortunately the show as of late is not bigger than anything. It’s BFN on January 30th.

I have no idea whether this is true. It does upset me that people who also can’t have any way of knowing if any of this is true (including the allegations) but like an actor and/or the character he plays so they blindly side with him and believe him incapable. If it is true, they are revictimizing the victim. Calm down people.

Mr. Fairman: I enjoy reading your website and the news and insight that it offers. However, some of the comments made on these message boards are beyond inappropriate, especially some comments on this thread bashing Ms. King. I believe in freedom of speech and expressing one’s opinions. I do not believe in bashing human beings, especially young ladies like Hunter. I’ve enjoyed your message boards because they’ve been relatively civil in the past compared to other soap sites, but I find the venom being displayed on some of these threads quite distressing, especially when no real facts are known, except that Mr. Muhney was involuntarily let go from Y&R.

Thank goodness. Some of the comments were beginning to sound like a kangaroo court. We’re all better than that. If we’ve ever learned anything from soaps and real life you have to be very careful with rumours, gossip, and the TMZ’s of the world. And it doesn’t matter how much you like or dislike and actor based on what you see on a t.v. screen. But I will say, the way the networks conduct their “business” from ABC axing some of our faves , to NBC “letting go” Ann Curry on air, and now CBS for the handling of this situation leaves a lot to be desired.

Thank you, Mr. Fairman. Your site is one of the only soap fan sites I visit because it is usually pretty civil. The reaction by some fans on this issue has been truly shocking to me, and I don’t shock easily!

Keep up the great news and interviews and I will do my part by keeping my comments respectful to all.

Happy New Year.

What are you talking about? No-one is bashing anyone except the cast of Y & R is now taking it upon themselves to take H.K. side now that M.M. is gone.

No Frances, you are bashing posters here (above) who have reminded others that Ms. King is a young girl who may have been harassed and intimidated in the workplace, and that their hateful comments towards her are not appropriate. You are clearly perturbed with Y&R cast members for supporting this young woman who may have been victimized by a male actor twenty years her senior. And about whom you seem to be wearing blinders. Has it ever occurred to you — through the thick haze of your evident worship for Mr. Muhney — that these cast members are supporting Ms. King because Mr. Muhney may actually be guilty of sexual harassment and molestation in the workplace? They have every right to show their support for Ms. King and every right NOT to support Mr. Muhney if these cast members believe her and not him, and want the witch hunt against her started by Mr. Muhney’s rabid — mostly female — fans to stop.

Clearly you do not believe sexual harassment in the workplace is something to get worked up about. I disagree.

i have been all over the internet and have read a lot of michael muhney’s fans responses to the allegations…………my question is how many of these fans know him on a personal level? are they basing their responses & opinions on the fictional character of adam newman?

Why don’t you try using your head Ethel. Here is a man that for 4 yrs. has had romantic bed scenes with the Beautiful & Single & his age Sharon C. & Melissa C Egans. Why did he not attack them?

My goodness you are naïve and ill-informed about harassment in the workplace. In fact, your comments are ludicrous. The standard pattern is that older workers with more status tend to harass younger more vulnerable employees who may be intimidated by the harasser’s age and status. As you stated, Ms. Case and Ms. Egans are MM’s age, with similar status as stars of the show. Ms. King is young enough to be his daughter and is a newcomer to Y&R. For those who harass, that is what you look for: someone who is relatively powerless who may, because of that, be too intimidated to pursue justice. And may put up with it to keep her job. He didn’t attack women in his age and status circle because he knows that he couldn’t have gotten away with it. Harassment is about power, not always about “sex.” Unfortunately if these allegations are true, he misjudged Ms. King.

Frances , Bless you for bringing up the fact that Michael has had bed scenes with 2 of his beautiful co-workers , who are far more beautiful and sensual than Miss king and you have to ask yourself why did he not take liberties then –I think , the usual , politics and Eric Braeden who plays Victor Newman, who I suspect has a great deal about who go,s or stays , he has great influence , I understand the cast of Yand R are afraid of him, and I also understand that King went directly to Eric Braeden before she reported the incident to anyone else –so you can take from there !!!

We must all refrain from the name calling to both HK and MM and badgering their co-stars. What has happened is disgusting. This should have been handled properly from he beginning! Shameful to the executives that allowed this to happen. Mr Fairman, I enjoy your blogs but please stop asking people for their opinions on this subject, as really no one should have an opinion because at the moment it is just hearsay! If MM was sacked for sexual harassment then CBS/AM/JFP should come out and say that instead of saying that they don’t comment on rumours! I can’t see how any of HK ‘sCo-stars would have outed her as being the victim to the rumour milled tabloids! That information came from someone that HK had confided to. Someone that was more interested in protecting storylines and ensuring that they remained Number 1. At the end of the day the only winners in this whole mess will be the Lawyers! Sad day for humanity – what have we become.

I never liked the changes under this regime of Jill F Phelps.
She has ruined my favorite show after watching since I was a kid
Without any malice, I never liked this version of Summer or Noah, fastforward their scenes. I hope I am now permitted to give my opinion. Hunter can also go, nothing about this fiasco, just don’t like her as Summer.

No point in personally attacking somebody, we all make mistakes and have baggage.
This anniversary year of 2013 will be remembered as a disaster for me.
Whatever happened, Its a shame that MM wasn’t given counselling or some type of remedial action to retain his job and a very popular actor.

This entire thing has been mishandled, I would like to see Phelps fired before they all lose their jobs. Not over this issue, but poor writing, poor casting, and not being able to keep important stars like Michelle Stafford and BIlly Miller happy and onboard.

When Beverly McKinsey, the real daytime royalty, told Jill Phelps she wasn’t happy and subsequently quit, Phelps once again revealed her inability to retain her STAR.

So fire all the newbies and the newbie boss, that’s my New Yea’rs wish.
Also, rehire Michelle and Billy.

“…This entire thing has been mishandled, I would like to see Phelps fired before they all lose their jobs. Not over this issue, but poor writing, poor casting, and not being able to keep important stars like Michelle Stafford and BIlly Miller happy and onboard.”



Y&R is in shambles… rescuing this ship doesn’t seem possible

the “new” regime… under the direction of JFP… it’s been about 1 1/2 years … and it’s worse than ever

People can support MM without being mean to Hunter. I see no reason to be mean to her. None of us know the full story so name calling, etc. is out-of-line. Frankly, the whole situation is sad and tragic. I would guess there is some sliver of truth within all of this. It’s a shame it couldn’t have been handled quieter. This is one of the downsides with all the social media. People hide behind the computer and say/write things that are inappropriate.

I notice none of the Y&R actors are supporting MM. What does that say?

It says there were people who supported John Edwards.

And cowards that will always support the ones left behind that they have to work with. That’s what it says. The only person H.K. hurt besides MM and maybe his wife( if she believes it) is herself. They will never be able to get her off Y&R because they will be afraid of the backlash she could cause and anyone with a brain wouldn’t want her because she’s a trouble-maker. Think about it Would you hire her? Producers will be afraid she’ll start trouble if someone makes a mistake. Can you imagine someone having a bed scene with her! If he kisses her wrong she’ll run to the boss and demand you get fired. I would love to know who the hell she thinks she is. Going to the higher up and demanding discipline is one thing but to demand they fire him. If you check her bio she has little experience at best and she can’t act. She walks around with her chest out like she owns the world as for Eric Braeden, he’s a bully on the show and if he’s behind this you know he’s just using her. So she’s stupid as well.

In light of all the ugliness that many people have displayed on social media like these blogs and Twitter…I am so proud of the cast being so supportive and good to their cast mate as these rumors swirl around her.

Those attacking her should really take a good look at WHY they would attack her, when she wasn’t the one fired.

We don’t know why MM was fired, but attacking her is cruel and sick. I hope people see the difference. It does give a lot of insight into the whole bullying phenomena and it scares me to think any of these online bullies have children they are raising to follow right in their footsteps.

“…I hope people see the difference. It does give a lot of INSIGHT into the whole BULLYING phenomena and it SCARES ME to think any of these online bullies have children they are raising to follow right in their footsteps.”

Beautifully, stated….

this is why I don’t have a problem… with say.. MF reporting, sharing… this blog… is invaluable on many levels

sharing Serial fodder
venting and raving Serial
and current events

Thank you for bringing to the forefront… bullying – this brought me back… whew! thank you again.

it’s reprehensible the verbiage that goes on… and hurts people.

Respect, acceptance, tolerance, forging onward and upward…

Bullying must be acknowledged

I don’t understand the ugliness toward HK. If allegations are correct this isn’t a laughing matter HK is being harass in sexual manner and people are crucifying this young girl. Some sit behind a computer and make disgusting comments about soap actors about looks, clothes, opinions etc and being God to pass judgement, on all soap sites such a easy out when their courage is not being seen to spew hatred. I’ve seen some very mean spirited posts from sites but this one with MM is by far the worse. This is solely my opinion only but with everything coming out I happen to believe the allegations there must be some grain of truth about MM and his record of past firings, his monstrous ego and controversial tweets and statements….but I have so much enjoyed his talent and craft of acting on YR.

You’re right this is not a laughing matter but when you watch the video of TMZ “reporting” on this matter, all they do is LAUGH at both HK and MM while flashing footage of HK in a bra and zooming on her chest. Apparently that is the kind of “reporting” which many are basing their opinion and/or using as a reference which I find mind boggling.

I don’t watch TMZ and that is just as painfully immature and probably why TMZ is sleaze of TV as Enquirer is to newspapers.

If HK wasn’t harassed before, she is now. Stop it people!

Joshua voicing his displeasure was food for the bullies..
the more a bully can make you cry the more they will harass you, that is what they do..
Joshua voicing his displeasure did Hunter no good by bring Hunter up into the public making her a target for more..

I’m sorry but I find Joshua Morrow’s support of Hunter King to be strange and hypocritical. Joshua Morrow and Michael Muhney are buddies/buddy-buddy in real-life. Joshua, sorry, fella…you CAN’T have it both ways.

I’m just saying………..

Maybe they are NO LONGER “buddies” in light of the allegations. So, how is that hypocritical? He clearly is NOT having it both ways. He is coming to the defense of a young lady who may have been harassed in the workplace, and not to the defense of her alleged harasser. Seems very clear where Mr. Morrow stands.

MM can handle himself, he is strong..
They are making Hunter look weak like she can not handle it..
they always support the underdog ..
its a shame they are doing that to Hunter, this is the internet after all and it’s not always a nice place to be displayed as weak, bullies love that target..

So in other words J.M. feels like he’s judge & jury. How about he just wants to be seen and heard?

Oh for God sake Tristan will you get off your self built pedestal before you fall and hurt yourself. People are just giving there own views I too thought J.M. was a good friend of M.M. so what? NOTHING has been proven yet,

I think J.m. is a hypocrite I have seen so many pictures of him and M.M. together now he’s changing his coat. Wow what a friend.

Maybe he saw his “friend’s” true colors. Decent people do not support harassers, even if the harasser was, in the past, a friend.

Frances, it is a dilemma. What if you had a friend for years and they did something unacceptable? Would you support that and still be a friend? In this case, nothing has been proven and can it be if it’s his word against hers?

I have been a JM fan since he started on Y&R years ago. Now I’m disappointed in him. His lack of loyalty to his friend and his willingness to throw MM to the wolves in the media is not acceptable. He needs to stay out of it and mind his own business. God forbid HK is lying, then JM has made a classic mistake of trusting the wrong person and feeling like a fool. I truly believe it will come out that HK had a girl crush on MM and couldn’t handle rejection.JM could have stayed neutral. Maybe he is secretly jealous of MM and sees him as competition.

Your right Jaybird they we’re friends in real life. J.M. some friend.

I want to thank Michael Fairman for giving us the opportunity to express how we feel on his site. I would ask that people be fair and not get nasty with any comments here or on twitter. I love Michael Muhney but I dont know him personally, I dont know Hunter King personally. We were not there. We all realize the people in charge should have handled this better. Lets leave these two alone, they both have families and we must respect their personal lives. We love soaps. so many soaps we have lost. Lets not drag y and r down or any other soap. The best to both of them and future for both.

The problem Lynn is it does affect us” The Fans”. It was handled awful and because of it we “the fans” lost a favorite actor”, A couple of story lines such as Adam/Chelsea & the baby, Adam & Sharon these stories could have gone so far. Adam was changing and it was possible down the road to see if Victory & Nickolas would get along with him now that he’s married. They have treated M.M. like he’s Mel Gibson and H.K. like she’s Mother Theresa and yet this never even went to court. Not to mention if Eric Braeden is behind this he should be ashamed of himself for using H.K. and being a disgrace to the young & restless.

Frances, I just got your reply from jan 9th. I do understand that your saying it does affect us “The Fans”. Im saying that I agree it was mishandled by the proper people in charge. Now , I quite watching y and r a while a ago, I do check the updates. i was online when I saw the article about HK ‘s alleged accusations of MM. I dont trust TMZ for nothing. I quite watching due to the storylines given to Michael. When I read that Victoria talks friendly to her new brother McEnvoy, I said why cant they let Adam be accepted. He took a bullet for his father. We dont know the whole story, and the writing has been unfair to him as a fan of his. I really believe he wanted to changed things on the soap. I heard he comes across rough. As far as Eric Braden, He should have said to the writers long time ago…let me suggest we accept Adam. He took a bullet for me. But I personally have been tired of his character Victor for a long while. I understand how you feel.

Only found out about the Muhney/King issue yesterday. Not quite sure how I feel c/ the accusations from this young lady. She is not a kid. I do feel that after this happened once to her, she should have immediately reported that to the authorities. If not then, the 2nd time for sure. If Muhney is doing this, he should have been taken in and questioned along with King by the police since this is a serious matter. Demanding Y & R to fire him instead of that makes no sense . If he is the groper/sexual advances and anything else he may be doing is just being swept away, not a good thing. I agree with many who say there is probably more to this then anyone knows. In this “he said, she said” world past years, lives can be changed instantly by just a few words/accusations. If he is guilty, he should answer for that, if she lied….so should she. Both are wonderful actors. As far as EricB comments (great actor) he is always getting into it with someone in cast past many years (well documented). Some actors can have quite the ego at times but still be super nice people. I have worked with many in charities through the years and much is taken with a grain of salt. Serious accusations like this should not be. The best to both actors and hopefully all the truth will come out and on from there.
In Christ,

It is with some regret that I stopped watching Y&R yesterday not because of the MM scandal ( the intention was to stay until January 30th). It was because Y&R is rapidly disintegrating. It was difficult to suspend an eighteen year daily pleasure but that is better than cringing at every new development in the several stories currently airing. Oddly enough the straw that broke the camels back is Cynthia Watros.

Diva 4 I know how you feel. I plan on watching it until they take Adam off to jail or kill him then I plan on quitting it myself. I plan on watching B.& B and General hospital then the rest of the day is my own. Hopefully M.M. will be picked up by the B.& B or General Hospital.

Well well well, Rating for Y& R are in and they skyrocket. Could it be because Joshua Morrow is in it or maybe Melody T. Scott? They definitely believe it! Sorry guys but M.M. promised his fans to give it his all and while you we’re all busy giving him the “Boo-Boo I’m greater than you” attitude he delivered his best and all his fans we’re there to see it. Sorry J.M. & M.T.S. Maybe next time.

Maybe he’s one of the actors who should go. What a weak character he portrays.

I personally know what it is like to have comments thrown at you that are not true. No one knows the truth so why is Muhney getting fired.? If he is being fired so should Hunter King. It is her word against his. Why have they sided with her. There is NO proof.

Please get rid of Victor I am so tired of this bully I can’t stand to watch him anymore he is so annoying …

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Michele Val Jean Gives Update on Daytime’s Newest Soap: “The Team for ‘The Gates’ is Coming Together and It’s Fire”

CBS daytime’s newest soap opera, The Gates, is set to bow in January of 2025.  Until now, not much has been known of who else behind the scenes or in front of the camera might be coming on to the show.

However, The Gates writer, and co-executive producer, Michele Val Jean, shared an update on the series ,which has as its premise and epicenter, the story of a wealthy black family living in a gated community.

Now, Val Jean has taken to her Instagram account to share an update on the show.  Michele expressed, “You guys! The team for #TheGates is coming together and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I couldn’t be happier. Exciting announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!”

Previously, Michele attended last weekend’s 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony where she also shared on her IG, these sentiments: “Had a great time at the #daytimeemmys tonight. I so love this community of such colossally talented and genuinely nice people. I’m humbled to be adding to the legacy with ‘The Gates’. Shout out to my #boldandbeautiful peeps. You guys are the best.”

Val Jean has been a writer for The Bold & The Beautiful, Generations, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Port Charles throughout her daytime career, and she has won Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B and GH.

Now the question becomes, who would you like to see cast on ‘The Gates’? What kind of roles might be available? Who could be helping steer other creative elements behind the scenes? Stay tuned. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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GH’s Mark Teschner Tells Casting Stories of Johnny Wactor, Giovanni Mazza, Rebecca Herbst & Nicholas Chavez

This week during a very informative and insightful conversation, General Hospital’s 11-time Emmy-winning casting director and now a Daytime Emmy Silver Circle honoree, Mark Teschner spoke on finding the talent for specific roles on the ABC daytime drama series throughout his near three and half decades with the show.

During a livestream chat on the Michael Fairman Channel, Teschner recalled some of the behind the scenes casting stories that brought many beloved favorites to the GH family including the late Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando), the newly-arrived, Giovanni Mazza (Gio), longtime fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), and rising star, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer) to name but a few.

When speaking with sadness over the loss of Wactor, who was shot and killed back on May 25th, and what he brought to the character of Brando, Teschner recalled, “With Johnny, what you see is what you get. You see the most kind decent, standup guy, and that’s innately who he is. So, that quality comes through in his work and with the character.”

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Mark explained, “Brando was a raw kind of hothead, troubled kind of character, and Johnny was able to go there. He had a real intensity that he was able to bring to the role, but at the same time, the character of Brando had to have this depth and this giant heart that he doesn’t necessarily reveal when you first see him. Well, Johnny had the biggest heart of anyone you’ll ever meet. So that essence was already there, and then his acting and his skill played the character. Johnny brought so much of who he was to the character, and there was something so authentic about him.”

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Giovanni Mazza recently debuted on GH as “Gio”, so what was his road to landing in Port Charles? Teschner shared, “I was casting a recurring role for a 15-year-old on the show, but when I’m doing the audition, sometimes I’ll open it up because we try to cast true to age, really within a year or so.  If you think about it, all the kids in our show are the exact age of the characters that they’re playing. Because if you have somebody that’s older playing younger, it sticks out because they’re not going to blend age-wise. But I did read a number of actors that were older just because they looked interesting. Gio’s audition came in. I was viewing this through self tapes, and there was just something about him. It wasn’t just that he was a great-looking kid, it was just there’s something very soulful about him and something very compelling, and he draws you in. ”

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Mark continued, “So with the group of the 15-year-olds that I sent to Frank Valeintini (EP, GH), I said, ‘Hey, I’m including this kid, Giovanni Mazza. I’m well aware he’s too old, but I just want you to see him.’

After having him come into audition, two weeks later, Frank called Mark and told him they were putting Gio under contract. Teschner added, “So, that was an example where it was his first week in LA, it was his first and ever audition. So we got  before anybody else.  I think he’s really gonna develop into, you know, quite a young actor.”

Becky Herbst has been beloved as Elizabeth for decades, and Teschner recounted her audition process and how she came to the role of Elizabeth. “She (originally) auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. But the role of Elizabeth was created for Becky. While the character of Sarah did not last long, here we are with Becky 30 years later.”

Teschner cited Becky’s casting as a great example. “I always tell actors when they come into audition, you lay it out, you put it all out there, you bring everything you have to that role. You may not get the role, but if you do good work, you get remembered. And it’s so true.”

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Nicholas Chavez popped in the role of Spencer Cassadine before exiting the series. Teschner tells how Chavez came onto the GH casting radar. “Nicholas sent his self tape in from Florida and the rest is history. He had a meteoric impact on the show.” Mark added, “You always have an expectation and the hope that they’re (the actor) going to nail it and run with it. But sure, there are actors, you think, ‘They’re gonna be awesome,’ and then all of a sudden it goes to another level. With Nicholas Chavez, we knew he’d be amazing, but you know, who knew? Well, we did.”

Watch the full conversation with Mark Teschner below where he talks about even more of the casting stories behind some of your GH favorites, then and now.

What you think of the Teschner’s eye for talent casting the characters of General Hospital? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan Previews “Amazing, Juicy, Fun” Summer Storyline

The Young and the Restless, Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy seven-times throughout her career for her work on both All My Children and the CBS soap opera. Now viewers are wondering what’s next for the talented Egan in story?

Many are sensing that perhaps Chelsea might get back together with Adam (Mark Grossman) over their connection to their son, Connor and more, while others are rooting for Sally (Courtney Hope) and Adam, who have currently found their way back to one another.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Egan on the red carpet at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards where she teased some major story to come. When asked if she felt Adam and Chelsea might get back together, Egan couldn’t give a direct answer, but she did tease a major story to put on Y&R viewers radar.

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Egan revealed, “There’s an amazing, juicy, fun storyline happening this summer. Stay tuned, everybody. Chelsea’s involved in something and it has been so much fun to play. I am like, thinking about my words before I speak because I don’t wanna ruin it. It’s so fun and juicy and you guys (the audience) are gonna love it, or,  even if you don’t love it, you’re gonna feel passionate about it.”

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Now a mom of two, Melissa spends her time at the studio taping all-new episodes of Y&R and juggling the daily lives of two young children, Jake and Caden. “I have a baby and a toddler, a 10-month old and a two and a half-year old,” she shares. “They’re exhausting, but they’re so amazing and they’re such sweet. They’re a dream come true. Jake has had me up at 4:30 in the morning a lot lately, and then I have to go to work by 6:30am. You know, it’s just a juggling act. But you just do it. You look at these little faces and you’re just obsessed and it’s all good. It’s all blessings.”

Check out our chat with Missy below.

Now let us know, do you want Chelsea with Adam? What storyline do you think is coming this summer involving her character? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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