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Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott On Michael Muhney Firing: "Tragic Situation!"

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

The Young and the Restless Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) followed up on a tweet from TV Guide’s Michael Logan on the firing of Michael Muhney and the circumstances surrounding it last week.

Logan tweeted out: “If/when the REAL Muhney story comes out, U won’t B blaming ANYONE at @YandR_CBS @Sony or @CBSDaytime.”

The iconic Y&R actress then responded to fans who are claiming that Muhney’s firing is all the doing of the series executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps.  Melody has also echoed sentiments of a few other Y&R stars who have attempted to make it clear to upset fans that Jill Farren Phelps was not responsible for Muhney’s ousting.

Melody in her tweets said: “Not my place 2 reveal but the arrogance of some ppl who have NO knowledge of the situation is astonishing. THE SHOW IS NOT 2 BLAME. ANY actor would’ve been fired under these circumstances.   Terrible loss 2 the show & it sickens me that this has happened. Jill is completely innocent in this. So is the show, Sony, CBS, etc. Tragic situation.”

What do you think about Melody’s tweets?  Weigh-in!

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Chaz
Chaz

Well, IF something happened such as has been rumored it would sadden me because although he could be irreverent and prickly in his comments it would be terrible if there was something major that occurred ending not only his time at Y&R but also causing him future job issues. Should actors & others misdeeds be kept secret? I guess it depends on the specifics.

Though, perhaps it would have been better for others, such as D. Davidson and Michael Logan to refrain from comment…especially Logan. I can see DD and now MST trying to get people to cease nasty speculation against Phelps, etc if there is truth that the blame cannot be laid at their feet. Still think DD’s comment was premature, however.

That being said….outside of this situation….Phelps & co should be blasted for their mishandling of the show overall. The majority of viewer comments I have seen all feel that the show is on a downward spiral…and THAT can be laid at their feet.

mo
mo

What has been rumored?

clh
clh

If it’s what I think she’s referring to, it is only a rumor placed by ONE TROLL on another soap thread that is too ludicrous to even be true. NO facts, NO evidence, and there would be NO reason to hush it up as that would be a slap in the face to someone else.

If it was, trust me it wouldn’t be so hush hush!

Monica
Monica

He was supposedly fired from the tv show VERONICA MARS prior to landing his role on Y&R due to inappropriate behavior towards female employees on set who were just trying to do their jobs. They say he also leaked script information to VERONICA MARS fans online and didn’t get along with the rest of the cast (not just the ladies who he groped or manhandled – but the majority of everyone else). So this new info about him isn’t at all surprising given his past.

mo
mo

Okay, I read the ‘rumor’ and if that had happened, he would have been let go immediately. I don’t care if continuity, finish the story, whatever, you escort the person from the building. It’s all very strange.

k/kay
k/kay

Finally thanks Mo someone else with a brain plus I believe both of them were at Billy Miller’s party. And she just happens to be an FOJ! I will never believe this you can put any spin on it you like.

Mark Y
Mark Y

Where can I read the rumor?

karol
karol

I could have sworn this tweet from her also mentioned fans had no life, but it’s not there

Anna W.
Anna W.

Exactly! You don’t wait until 6 months after the fact. That just makes NO sense at all.

Patrick
Patrick

“… I have seen all feel that the show is on a downward spiral…and THAT can be laid at their feet.”

and that’s the truly sad part of all this…. the downward no holds barred… no coming back from the truth….. Y& R is missing too many elements that comprise it’s greatness

as fans… we’ve overlooked.. the actors who come and go…. this… however.. was the last key to Genoa City’ creative genius… Michael Muhney

they couldn’t have not done something… about employee moral… made inroads to giving actors… more freedom to aspire their imaginative lease on their livelihoods… and given them time to explore… and not be dogged down… by scripts so.. banal and bare… bereft of intelligence….

we all know this happens… scream at bad writing….

JFP is the Executive Producer….

Fans attest… she’s pounded the pavement… it would seem… without even a net to leak her misappropriations…. all her position has afforded her…

and I give fans so much credit… the obvious miscreant she is to Serial….

Esperanza
Esperanza

What’s one more blow to a dead soap opera?

Alta Stewart
Alta Stewart

I agree !

Sher
Sher

Agree also!

Liz
Liz

it’s a real live soap opera!!! secrets, lies, sex … flipping hysterical!!! What ever, who cares……we are all livin the lie anyway…………………………..

Melanie
Melanie

Sounds like she is blaming Michael Muhney. Not cool. I hope the real truth comes out. Muhney deserves better.

Joshua
Joshua

He’s a douche, a megalomaniacal douche with a Jesus Complex the size of Kanye West and Lady Gaga’s combined. Good riddance, Muhney.

Harry
Harry

Yeah, Josh, you keep saying that word for word. Kayne West might be a meglomaniac. I really don’t care because the man doesn’t have the talent to back up the ego. But for you to put Lady Gaga in the same camp? By all accounts, off stage she is an incredibly nice and humble person. The same is said about Michael Muhney. So go take your Poker Face else where with all of your false allegations.

Joshua
Joshua

@Harry

Gaga hasn’t been humble since she was about four years old and no I am not a Gaga hater because I too have seen her in concert (extraordinary voice) but the woman — just like Kanye and Muhney — is majorly conceited and way too arrogant this young in their careers.

And how is that “ARTPOP” going for her? Oh that’s right, it’s nowhere near being art pop but a chartflop.

Esperanza
Esperanza

Your jealous of him.

truth detective
truth detective

What a pathetic troll. Muhney was terrific and proved it every day he was on the show. Melody Thomas Scott has been sleep walking her way on this show for years. Her jealousy is incredible.

What business is it of her’s to trash Muhney? She’s exposed herself as a spoiled brat.

I’m so done with this show. Out.

mary
mary

Seems like some of the cast is jealous off Michale Muhney, well you should be, he has talent like no other on the soap has, hes the one that keeps me watching daily hes no.1 I SAY NO MICHAEL MUHNEY NO YOUNG AND The RESTLESS FOR ME.

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

It may not be Melodys place to reveal?…so why say anything at all…why hint that the actor did something wrong…keep your trap shut if its not your place then…lets stop adding fuel to the fire…i dont know what happen behind the scenes and im not going to guess anymore…i dont care…the actor was fired for something he allegedly done…ok…if you cant say then dont comment at all…he’ll move on and so will i…its like actors and shows today thrive on bad publicity and the badder the better…im tired of it!

Harry
Harry

Jim, I agree. All these actors need to take a page from Peter Bergman who has said nothing, and Sharon Case, who also has said nothing but posted a tribute video to her friend, Michael. Sometimes silence really is golden.

Katherine
Katherine

That is exactly what I was going to post.She and all the costars need to shut their mouths!!

heidi
heidi

Agree with you too… Jim! I will remain an MM fan…but we all need to move along here… nothing to see…

RICKIE
RICKIE

I TOTALLY agree, JimH! This old lady (Melody Thomas Scott) is too busy brown-nosing. IF the real situation behind Muhney’s firing is too sensitive to reveal, then don’t make unsolicited, cryptic comments!

Marion Lee
Marion Lee

Is is just a coincidence that Melody Thomas Scott’s husband is one of the Producers of the show, and all the MORE reason why she should have kept her mouth shut on the situation. She just added fuel to a fire that was already raging. I hope MM sues her for deformation of character…it would serve her right…

jaybird369
jaybird369

Marion…let me tell ya’…ever since Melody Thomas Scott married Ed Scott back in the day, she has become WAY TOO VOCAL about Y&R. And, I (also) think that Michael Muhney should sue MTS for deformation of character. KARMA KARMA!!!!!

mo
mo

TELL US WHAT THE STORY IS!!!!!

If Michael did something really bad, like Mel’s tweets imply, why would he be allowed to continue working and not terminated immediately.

Logan is a reporter so why doesn’t he spill the ‘real’ story?

eileen hargis
eileen hargis

he had to finish critical filming. The,story will not be released.for issues of privacy.

clh
clh

Yeah ok, it’s so bad but they let him finish the story out. Riiigghhht

k/kay
k/kay

What privacy Michael Logan, MTS, EB & DD have been non-stop running their fingers on Twitter for 3 days. CBS/Sony have handled this all wrong as I said before their should have been a gag order & MM should have stayed off twitter also.

Luke
Luke

Generally the best way to keep something private would not be shouting to the world on Twitter ‘I know something you don’t know.’

Aria
Aria

Sony TV owns the Young and the restless and TV Guide ,Michael Logan works for TV Guide so who’s going to put his spin on things ? Or tell the truth ??

Jay
Jay

MM was told the character would be placed on a 3-6 month break. He probably felt like that’s too long to sit around and wait so JFP pulled the rug out from under him. He shouldn’t worry- he’ll be snapped up quickly.

eileen hargis
eileen hargis

MM didnt have any say in this. He was just fired and he knows why.

clh
clh

Of course he does, and so does JP. And as he says they were alone in the office when it happened so any speculation by anyone, myself and the costars is purely speculation.

Naked Housewife
Naked Housewife

Michael is absolutely awesome and Im totally disappointed he’s leaving the show .I’ve watched this show 4-ever and Michael put life into the show he is what I look forward to see ..Melony is getting old and boring and so is Victor ..This sucks .Why ruin a good thing ..Melony should shut up because fans do have a life ,,she needs a life ..Boring saggy old actress.

eileen hargis
eileen hargis

I think the,fans of MM will refuse to believe he could be in the,wrong here but he clearly lost his job because of,questionable behavior. Its,a huge loss to the show but u have to be accountable for ur own personal actions. Hopefully for MM his livlihood and marriage will survive this.

clh
clh

And you know what about it? If you don’t know why would you say “Hopefully for MM his livlihood and marriage will survive this.”

eileen hargis
eileen hargis

Think about ur question.

Harry
Harry

Exactly–we don’t know anything and if there is an accusation there is such a thing as innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, I guess that is applicable to JFP as well. It’s just she has a horrible track record and this why so many fans jumped to the conclusion that this was her doing. I don’t really appreciate Melody calling MM fan’s arrogant though. Fans are right to take umbrage that their favorite daytime actor was abruptly fired. Not knowing why he was fired, and having to read these teasers is only amplifying their (our) outrage. I think it’s rather unfair and rather bitchy of Melody to call these loyal fans “arrogant.” It is these fans who are keeping Y&R afloat.

Johnny
Johnny

Harry…no one has a right to know why anyone is fired. Not the high school clerk at the local McDonald’s or even a high ranking Microsoft executive. Employment details are confidential. If its a matte rof national security or there was murder or larceny or child abuse involved then yes…he public has. Right to know. But this media age has made people feel too entitled to feel they have to or deserve to know everything. What happensbeind closed doors…well…the doors are closed for a reason!

Harry
Harry

No one has the right to know why anyone is fired indeed, but that means certain soap columnists (Not Fairman) and actors need to stop making intimations. How can one defend one’s self against hints and teasers? it’s dirty pool.
That is what I am taking issue with.

Patrick
Patrick

@Harry.

Thank you for pointing out… MTS lack of professionalism… she kowtows. to Eric Braeden… and is languishing… in la la land.. have another drink MTS…. and throne your imagination… that Victor and Nikkii… still herald the dead supercouple…

you status as a heroine.. has just suffered a serious blow

Harry
Harry

Patrick–isn’t it interesting how life is imitating art as far as Y&R is concerned? Victor and Nikki never saw any good in Adam and clearly the actors feel the same about the actor who plays Adam. And Nikki has been driving me crazy (albeit a short drive for me) with her willingness to play victim to Victor. Remember when she crawled after him on the beach after he verbally abused her and abandoned her? God that was hard to watch as I have always rooted for Nikki. Nikki has always been Victor’s co dependent. And here, she seems to be Sony’s and JFP’s co dependent. I hope job security was worth it.

Jb
Jb

If so bad why let him finish filming. Guess its all about monies. His and the shows or otherwise would hav been escorted out of the building

deb
deb

MTS statements are as ridiculous as Logan; if what MM did was so terrible, why would he be allowed to finish up his work and not escorted of the set by security? It is obvious to me that Muhney was not a boot licker of the “in crowd” and his obvious talent outshined them; I do think Muhney has a huge ego but so what? Eric Breaden is the biggest egomaniac on that set and has even come to blows with his fellow cast member because of it. Why is the coot allowed to be there for decades if ego is a problem. pfft

By the way Logan and the other so called journalist who claims to know the “horror” of what Muhney did to get fired, needs to put up or STHU. All this if you only knew BULL is only making them look silly IMO. Report the truth and stop insinuating this man did something that was so terrible you can’t even report. Hell, we know he did murder or rape anyone. Because if he did something that terrible he would hopefully have been arrested and not allowed to just walk away. The two women he worked closely with have BOTH come out and said positive things about him sense the firing. MCE called him her buddy along with Biller Miller. Sharon Case clearly still support the man as the moving tribute video attest to.

KSJ; one of his co workers seem to be shocked he was fired. Why would KSJ be shocked; is he not in the “know” of the “horrors” of horrors??????

eileen hargis
eileen hargis

cause only a few on set knew

Mark Y
Mark Y

Knew what?!

mollie
mollie

Alleged sexual harassment…of Hunter King (Summer) I read.

mo
mo

Who’s KSJ?

Keri
Keri

Kristopher St John =Neil

boes
boes

No actor currently on the show is going to say anything negative about JFP or their employer companies, not if they want to continue to work.
Remember what happened to Cady McClain when she lamented that Julia Barr had been let go from AMC? That led directly to her exit from the show via the poisoned pancakes. (God the show was terrible then!)
So don’t look to the actors to tell any truths, they can’t. Not and still get a paycheck. But I also don’t think they need to be proactive in kissing JFP or any corporate butt, either.
And I don’t forget that this particular actress, not all that many years ago, almost walked when the show wanted to reduce her salary, as so many of her coworkers had been. But not MTS – the show could sink at that time for all she cared, as long as she got her money.
Sincerity isn’t really a suit she wears very well.

Harry
Harry

Oh excellent point, Boes. If Melody, Doug and that sleeze ball Logan really know something and say it will come out in the wash, why not just STFU and let it come out in the wash? Why do they have to come running to JFP’s and Sony’s defense? Just be quiet and let time take care of it and you’re job will remain safe.

vmc
vmc

I think Michael Muhney is a great actor. But I am not going to blame EB, MTS or DD for not allowing their friends and peers to be vilified by MM fans who are speculating without the facts. Ask yourself was it fair for EB , Jill Farren Phelps or Maura West to be subjected to the rumors about them? Poor Maura West. She is on a different show, has a new life but she is being dragged into something that does not even involve her. MTS and DD are being told keep silent because the rumors are hurtful to MM and upsetting to his fans and family!!!! I bet EB, JFP and Maura West’s families are none to happy either. I don’t now why MM was fired and don’t care The undeniable truth is that this is MMs problem and no one else’s. I Wish MM the best, hope to see him in the future. But if people want to know the real score start with MM and Sony and stop blaming other people for telling the truth.

k/kay
k/kay

@vmc I think MM got too friendly with the Canada guy NB and was feeding him information maybe false maybe true and it has escalated that was one of the problems NB spread the rumor all about MW being fired because of EB. Well it backfired because now NB has turned his back on him too. A royal mess but this is what happens when you start gossiping like you are at a beauty salon. Trust me we will never know what truly went down and that is fine with me. It does not matter to me anymore because the show is struggling so much anyway it has been for a very long time. If they ever get it turned around I will be the first one to come back and start recording it until then I hope this all goes away sooner then later!

clh
clh

It doesn’t matter what the story is and if Jill wasn’t to blame, why wouldn’t she say so herself?

From comments previously made by Eric Braeden when Michael has expressed how Victor’s story is usually a rehash of the same old Victor disappears, presumed dead, family wishes they had treated him better (as if they should), then hero returns, I’d say there is no love lost between Eric, Melody, and Michael. So I’m not surprised on her stance.

I would find it too much of a coincidence that so many stars are leaving for whatever the reason, since JP arrived. If truly Michael did something so horrendous to warrant being fired, certainly JP would be chomping at the bit to tell everyone she is not to blame.

She’s certainly not an altruistic person so she would definitely not keep it to her self out of regard for the actor. I have no doubt that whatever occurred was in fact instigated or involved her in some way. SOOOO over this show until she’s gone.

MC
MC

I think that folks need to realize that it is none of our business why he was fired. It is a personnel matter and is no ones business other that MM and CBS/SONY.

In fact, he may rather us not know. It may have been part of his severance package that he goes and no one discusses it. The secrecy could be to protect his future employment prospects.

Am I curious? Absolutely. But until the actor or the show release the story, the rest of this noise doesn’t do anyone any good. I will miss him. I hope that he grows from this experience whatever it may be.

Chaz
Chaz

I agree with you but think that veiled comments & innuendo by other actors and columnist, Michael Logan only fuel the fire and increase speculation. Unless the incident was unlawful and he could be brought up on charges – which most certainly be a matter of public record – they should maintain their silence. Their lack of public support allow the issue to fade quicker.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

But even that makes a certain presumption that he really did do something that justified his firing. I’m not sure that’s a safe assumption.

mo
mo

It’s none of our business until people go on social media and interviews and discuss it. If I were fired and I wanted to keep it on the DL, I wouldn’t go on Twitter. I wouldn’t grant interviews. Okay, so maybe no one would come calling to me for an interview, but you get the drift.

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

It seems that a lot of people “know” about the reason. If they wanted to keep it so hush hush, out of the spotlight etc. then why do so many people know? and why are these people dropping all this innuendo??? Tell me that!

truth detective
truth detective

It’s called a character assassination. Melody Thomas Scott has no business talking about a personal matter that she’s not involved in. CBS and Sony violated confidential information by allowing this matter to spread into libel and slander. I will NEVER watch Y&R again. NEVER.

Jp
Jp

He’s a talented actor. Whatever mistake, if any, he made is better left unsaid. He s moving on and probably for the better. Y&R is terrible and JFP is slowly driving it into the grave. Whether she had nothing to do with his firing the truth lies in how the show is running, or in this case hobbling along, overall. Why don’t you ask actors who have worked for JFP in the past on AW ,Oltl, and GH? They don’t work for her currently and they can be honest and not afraid to lose their jobs.

BTripp
BTripp

Didn’t Austin Peck get fired from ATWT for having an affair with then married co-star Terri Conn? They ended up getting married so it wasn’t as if it was his fault if it was mutual. I have no idea what happened with MH but it certainly is too bad. I hope that it was not sexual harrasment or something like that.

jaybird369
jaybird369

I remember the Austin Peck-Terri Conn behind-the-scenes drama from ATWT from a while back. And, if I remember correctly, the ATWT cast openly blamed AP for the breakup of TC’s marriage. Yep.

Harry
Harry

Sorry, everyone –as you young folk say, my bad. It looks like I am getting my soaps mixed up. Austin’s peck is innocent in this case!

Harry
Harry

I had always understood that Austin Peck had an affair with Melissa Reeves who was married to Scott Reeves. Maybe the guy got around back in the day.

k/kay
k/kay

Harry wrong actor it was the actor can’t remember his name he played Peter Blake I think? Oh lawdy was that a bunch of hoopla!

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Nope, not Austin Peck; the other guy, Jason _______, the one who played Kristen’s brother, shoot, why can’t I think of his last name? It’s why Melissa left Days for a while (rumor had it that Scott insisted as a condition of keeping the marriage together).

Joshua
Joshua

Nope. It was Jason Brooks that Melissa Reeves was sleeping with behind her husband Scott Reeves’ back way back in 1995.

Patrick
Patrick

Jason Brooks
Trevor St. John
Michael Muhney

These three… would cement and solidify… the greatness.. that Days of OUR Lives.. has attained… the foothold… NBC – Sony – DOOL… has triumphed in circumnavigating the true essence of Serial… hip hip hooray.. for my Salem

DOOL… truly deserves to repeat as best Serial… for the stellar year… the ongoing… pat you all on the back…. DAYS production… is ON! BIG! the BEST!

I am on track to support… the nuWill… Guy Wilson… and HOTTIE Daniel Cosgrove….

Salem is thee show

Patrick
Patrick

Ted King… as Bo Brady!

mo
mo

Austin Peck was also married at the time he and Terri hooked up.

Nikki M
Nikki M

I have been reading everything that the actors & others have been saying and I’m going to say this again…. Myself & MANY others could care less about what went down!!. SO WHAT if MM is “vocal” who cares, it’s a moo point – what matters is he’s PHENOMENAL & EXTREMELY LOVED by his fans. To sacrifice such a gem & risk people rebelling and ratings dropping is plain STUPID!! Whether its JFP fault or not she should have fired him… And if she “didn’t” then she should do ANYTHING to save him! Sorry, but she ruins every storyline we love on every soap she comes on. So most fans of Y&R are already unhappy cause of her “changes” but NOTHING is worse then the firing of MM. If whoever made this decision doesn’t change it & fast, they are going to see HUGE drops in rating and people won’t stop being “vocal” about what we want!! How bad could it really be… Come on, was it worth it (whoever a ego was hurt or whatever)… Losing the BEST thing you have on Y&R… Although we love many actors on Y&R he is the creme de la creme of daytime – PERIOD!!! By the way JFP…. Stop doing the opposite of what we want or you too will be fired (eg. Sharon & Adam) we want what we were promised BEFORE you came on and ruined things!!!! This Plain SUCKS!!! I didn’t even look forward today… I am NOT looking forward to watching my Y&R anymore AT ALL.

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

I couldn’t agree more!!! Amen!!!

carol greer
carol greer

I took Y&R off recording. I might watch Michael’s last days, but I don’t think I will watch after he is gone, and I watched from the first day it was on. What could he have done that was so horrible? He has a family and how rotten to fire someone right before Christmas. One time it was done to my husband and we had 300 in the bank, but it was a blessing in disguise. He to always spoke up for injustice on the job. I think someone was threatened they were going to be replaced as the lead actor and actress on the show. He is a brilliant actor and I hope another soap or primetime pick him up. I will follow him .

Nikki
Nikki

YES YES… Alrhought I don’t EVER want to lose the Adam played BY Michael Muhney, cause no one can play Adam like him EVER… I would hope that B& B would hire him before another show does, cause that’s really the only one I would want him on!! Hopefully Y&R will WISE UP FAST, if not please, CBS keep him on this network & advise B&B to take him. Y&R you really stink… BIG TIME. So many favorites are being asked to walk or your just letting them. So stupid, so so stupid!!!

Patrick
Patrick

“…To sacrifice such a gem & risk people rebelling and ratings dropping is plain STUPID!! ”

I hope this… there may be 4 remaining soaps left…

be that as it may…. spearheading… the true greats… and giving Y&R #1 by default… is WRONG!

DAYS and GH are #1

Marion Lee
Marion Lee

Amen…

Sher
Sher

Your absolutely right. Getting sick of the storylines lately. And whatever happened to the great Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) can’t they just end the waiting on this one?
MM I will follow you wherever you end up. Bold & Beautiful possibly?? GH?Days of our lives?

Sunshine2014
Sunshine2014

Y&R lost in space – so sad to let a great and fantastic actor be fired. Are they crazy to let the best actor on that show “GO”. No more Y&R – ceased watching. Will follow you to the other soaps MM. Please keep us inform of your bookings – missing you already!!!!!!!!!!!!!

johnny
johnny

The rumor is michael, fondled hunter king breasts. the actress plays summer newman, she complained to the producers, then they fired him. hunter king is 20 years old.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Melody already said the rumours of Michael doing that were false. I think it has to seriously do with his outspoken ways.

TnT 2.0 Forever
TnT 2.0 Forever

Melody addressed the rumor specifically? Did she point blank say the rumor about Michael harassing Hunter is false? I’m surprises she would say that.

su0000
su0000

sheesus
No one has been arrested, so it not true..
that is a very slanderous and libel terrible troll rumor..

Terri
Terri

I agree. If this was true, JMP would not be able to keep this quiet. He would have been arrested, and it would be all over the place. If he had been doing this for a year, it would have come out. I don’t think Hunter King is a “poor girl”- she would not have stayed quiet. This woman is ruining the show!

Joshua
Joshua

Apparently he had been doing it since she joined the show a year ago but she was too scared to tell anybody. Poor girl.

Didi
Didi

Oh please. Cry me a river. Such a lie.

Gina
Gina

I seriously doubt it. She’s not even that pretty. If any character needs to be recast, it’s her. I think worst case scenario, maybe in his blunt personality, he said something that she took as inappropriate and got all offended by it and caused trouble for him. I think he’s a smart enough man to realize that fondling someone like that would get him fired. She even seems like the whiny type.

Harry
Harry

Please don’t repeat unfounded rumors using the actresses’ name. That is not fair to any of the parties involved.

mo
mo

Jeanne Cooper apparently grabbed Joshua’s crotch and pinched the bums of a lot of the guys. I love Jeanne, but why was she allowed to do this? I guess the guys didn’t mind, but still…

Not saying that the ‘rumor’ regarding Michael is true because I think if he really did that, he would have been terminated immediately and the police called.

Kristen S
Kristen S

I agree. I thought of jeanne cooper also and the things they said she did. I really don’t believe this rumor happened at all. I think he is too blunt and outspoken, and the vets didn’t like how popular he was becoming with the fan base..

Didi
Didi

lol. What exactly does “fondled breasts” actually mean? I don’t believe it for a second. How stupid. If he wanted to fondle breasts, he has enough love scenes with hot actresses that he could do it there.

Kristen S
Kristen S

Yeah, i thought it just was strange hearing this rumor at all. I think someone threw that out there to throw off the fans and make people back off so they wouldn’t bring mm back. It’s not for me to know what happened, just fix it and bring mm back as Adam! That’s all I want!!

Tara
Tara

I would be very surprised if this rumor were true. I wish they would rid of Summer, she is awful 🙁 please bring back MM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

clh
clh

Gee MTS, why would anybody look at JFP’s track record on every other soap she’s worked for and not suspect the worst.

Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck.

Shirley Strickler
Shirley Strickler

So unbelievable Michael Muhney being fired. No disrespect to anyone but, what about forgiveness and second chances??

Mark Y
Mark Y

He is an employee and bound by rules that govern all of corporate America.

thrillSeeker
thrillSeeker

I guess Charlie Sheen and Bob Barker got a free pass, eh? Those two got away with murder as CBS looked the other way.

I’m so done with Y&R. Terrible show, lousy production that fires it’s top actor, who openly loved the show.

Mary
Mary

yes I agree I don’t know what he done but why didn’t he get a warning if he was doing something wrong.why wasn’t he suspended a few days I say let the person with out sin thro the first stone at him. I say no Michael Muhney no young and the restless for me.

Mary SF
Mary SF

These mysterious tweets are only adding fuel to the fire. Why they would think blaming MM would make his fans feel better he got fired is beyond me. If he did something so horrible like assaulting someone or stealing something, he should have been arrested. MM seemed totally surprised by his firing– if he had done something so bad one would think he would expect it, or been fired on the spot. Maybe JFP wasn’t the one who made the decision, but she is the EP, she could have fought to keep MM. She is either spineless, letting corporate tell her what to do or only interested in saving her own skin. If the latter who knows what story she is telling to deflect the bad press. As for Mr. Logan if he wants to keep his cushy relationships with these shows he just drinks the kool-aid and reports whatever they tell him to report.
I think when they keep protesting they are innocent and MM is to blame they are making themselves look more guilty.

MEG
MEG

SO TRUE !

Harry
Harry

I know, Mary. This had been handled really badly. And this troll who is repeating the same piece of “inside knowledge” all over soap board forums is not doing the young actress any favors by using her name. Whether MM is guilty or not of what is being alleged, this will have a negative impact on this young lady–not fair to her at all. It’s really dirty tactics no matter which way you look at it.
And Michael Slogan is a sleazy little creep who doesn’t have an unbiased bone in his body.

k/kay
k/kay

That is why it is bull!!!!

k/kay
k/kay

Final word I wonder what Jeanne Cooper would say about this? Answer What a bunch of nonsense!

Luke
Luke

That’s another reason I am not buying it – the rumor was started by an anonymous poster with an unidentified source – no legitimate news source has said it because they know they will get their tails sued off if they are wrong.

robert
robert

I hope the rumor is not true that Michael Muhney touched Hunter King inappropriately. She is only 20 years old. I want the truth to come out.

Mary SF
Mary SF

It is difficult to believe the man would risk not only his career but his marriage to touch this young actress. I have found most men who do that type of thing do it all the time with many women, but I never heard about MM being known for this— so I am with you, hoping it is just a nasty rumor—

MEG
MEG

I’m done on Jan 30th ,

twbyz
twbyz

There was that rumor about Austin Peck. Terri’s husband was apparently pretty popular with the cast of ATWT and apparently some of the cast wanted him off the show. I think Michael Park in particular wanted him gone and I sort of resented that they let his character be the one to accidentally kill Brad. I always thought their logic was flawed, that if he he was booted from the show, then Terri should have been as well.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Austin’s situation, I believe, was because Terri was still legally married when she and Austin got together. I don’t want to make an unruly rumours, but that’s what I heard.

mo
mo

Austin was married as well! But I guess Terri was on the show first. Still, it takes two to tango so why was he targeted? Regardless, I don’t care. I think they both acted poorly. Don’t understand why this is being brought up.

jaybird369
jaybird369

twbyz…I remember the Austin Peck-Terri Conn drama. With Austin Peck, it all goes back to this days at DOOL (I think). Anyway, in the beginning, AP got along with and was very close to his fellow DOOL cast members. Then, one day, AP discovered religion and became Born-Again. From that point on, Austin alienated basically EVERYONE on the DOOL set because of his religious beliefs and VERY preachy ways. Eventually, AP left DOOL on very bad and very hostile terms. Later on, AP brought along with him the same self-righteous religious and preachy behavior when he was hired to play Brad Snyder on ATWT. More and more, AP made NO FRIENDS AT ALL on the ATWT set. Then, it got worse when Austin hooked up with Terri Conn. The ATWT cast were close friends with Terri’s then-husband at the time (a fella named Arthur, I think). After Terri and Arthur split up, Terri and Austin became an, um, item. This pissed off the ATWT cast…especially when Austin became VERY OPENLY ARROGANT about his relationship with Terri. Eventually, some of the ATWT cast HAD ENOUGH of Austin Peck (especially Michael Park). They banded together, went to the ATWT Executive Producers and told them, “Look…it’s either Austin or us.” Soon after that, Austin Peck was off the show for good.

Oh, those soaps…LOL!!!!!

Lee
Lee

This is absolutely unbelieveable. Hollywood has never ever been known for its morals or ethics conduct. This has been going on since they started filming in California way back when, i.e. Jackie Coogan, Charlie Chaplin and the list goes on. I am not saying it is right. But the actress is 20 not 16. And where were they that he had access to her breasts without anyone noticing? It looks as if there are a gazillion people on that set every day. Why would he take a chance seeing he has a family. I am sure he isnt the first actor who was a letcher. But the stuidios probably hush it up but CBS chose not to. Hmmmm, seems rather strange considering the industry.

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

according to the rumour, he did this in front of the actor who plays Fen! makes no sense to do such an act right under the nose of a witness if it was indeed intentional. the whole story just reeks of something else.

Esperanza
Esperanza

You’re right. Actresses are not known for their high moral ground.

Margie
Margie

Sick of the soap stars commenting with libelous innuendo about MM. No matter what, JFP is a soap killer.

k/kay
k/kay

Margie this is spin control that is why I got so angry I hate liars if you wanted to let him go do it but do not screw with the guys reputation. But then why don’t we ask Stuart Damon and others about JFP!

su0000
su0000

C’mon, how bad it be geez
No one has been arrested, so it’s not a criminal offense..

Whatever happened is being blowing out of proportion from snoopy busybodies..

Esperanza
Esperanza

Thank you.

PatF
PatF

Fans keep saying they want the cast or people to tell them what happened, and when someone says something they don’t want to hear…they cry “foul”.

Be careful what you wish for.

Last week was it before the cast’s two weeks off. Regardless of what he did, it was perfect timing for him to be released instead of being immediately walked out. Plus we don’t know who if anyone he had contact with anyway. He said he had three more scenes to film. Maybe they were by himself or if his dismissal involved someone else on the set, maybe he had no contact with them.

Everyone keeps speculating, so it’s best to now let it go.

No one should be blaming any of the cast.

The worst handling of this I’ve seen is by that sleaze Nelson B. who supposedly is blacklisted by YR anyway. Throw some complaints his way.

Harry
Harry

No, I think what some of us objecting to is the intimations and suggestions in their defense of Sony and JFP. Again, why not take a page from Peter Bergman’s book and just remain quiet?

Luke
Luke

PB doesn’t have a twitter account, for which he is probably grateful for right about now, the ones that do certainly didn’t help the situation last week, the only ones that really took the high road were SC and MCE.

Harry
Harry

I know Bergman doesn’t have a Twitter account but he also hasn’t commented on the firing in an interview. To me, that and not having a Twitter account is taking the high road. And Bergman is really good friends with Michael Muhney.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

YawneR has not listened to fans for years. The fans need to look elsewhere. I love my show and my show loves me. My DAYS are exciting! Day after day DAYS delivers delightful daytime drama! DAYS is respecting their fans. YawneR is disrespecting their fans.

Wake up people!!!

Joyce Haskins
Joyce Haskins

I have been looking at young and the restless since it started 1973 i know things change over the years but u keep fire good people changing things around it be off the hour like the rest .So make your peace with MM or u will lose in the end and everyone will be looking for another JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dianne
Dianne

Whatever went down it had to be big or he wouldn’t have been fired out of the blue like he was. It’s also nobodies business but those involved. People seem to forget actors are human and not just the character the play. They have a right to privacy like rest of us.

mo
mo

Yes, they have a right to privacy, but don’t go on social media or grant interviews. And you have to admit, they’re in the public eye so expectations are a little different than for you or I.

k/kay
k/kay

Back in 2006 a woman accused Duke /Lacrosse players of rape after she had ruined their reputation they were found not guilty now I believe she is up for murder. So keep this in mind not every attack is true sometimes their is more to the story!!! Do not be too quick to judge what you did not see!

mo
mo

She was convicted of murder.

Patrick
Patrick

So….. “no one… is to blame” ????

from the place of employment…

not CBS, Sony… Y&R…. so says… MTS… and DD “echos” theres so much more to this.. then meets the eye….

it makes me sick…. cash cow… say what you will…Mr. Michael Muhney… was thee show

who else could replace him? a team player… ?

I”m livid over this…

there are two strong holds… in motion…

#1… is the dire straights that Genoa City is…. “EMPTY”

no fan alive… doesn’t not know… how remiss the canvas is… so replete of good characters… that, it’s unwatchable.

who can steer this sinking ship… ( I truly hope the best for Sharon Case, and Amelia Heinle)

#2. is the actor… himself… a true talent.. so formidable.. be it, good or bad… evil or innocent… caring and lacking esteem… his force of nature… took hold… and we… the fans… haven’t let go… he is a screen presence.. the likes of which … we need to see.

OK.. i’ts dramatic.. from a fans point of view… I honestly… think.. we don’t have a voice.. and it’s disastrous… and demented… for us to keep watching this show.

out of habit… tele’s are turned on…. for what? this isn’t something.. that’s going to go away… too much damage.. and no control… steers this disaster… waiting to happen.

I liked so many actors.. who.. despite.. the writing… we’ve stuck with… and now.. that it’s missing so many characters who graced Genoa City.. with wit, intelligence, force, powerful charisma… that it was bearable.. to forgive

this is the last time.. I’ll give Y&R any: leeway

time to pull up stakes

let’s all watch DAYS and GH

Marion Lee
Marion Lee

Amen.. Everything you said about MM is spot on. He has brought a quality if acting, that the show has not seen before. He raised the bar. When compared to Eric Braden who say “K” after every sentence, and makes a ‘phone call’ on his cell phone, after every conversation!!!! I wish the most success for MM and I have always believed that everything happens for a reason, and this could be the reason why Michael will move on to bigger and much better things. I will be a fan of his always.

mmc
mmc

Whatever the true story is, this is another nail in the Y&R coffin.Michael is one of the best actors around….I’ve always loved watching him and will be so sorry to see him go….but Y&R has been on a downward spiral for months with the dark & depressing storylines & the constant leaving & recasting of actors….With Jeannes death, Eileens leaving, Abbys recast, Billy leaving & Kyle being recast again, Michaels leaving is another shot that I don’t know if Y&R can survive…. I hope so because there are only 4 soaps left.

mo
mo

I am still not loving nuAbby.

Hillary and Mason need to go. That whole blogger story was awful. The Winters have been boring for ages. I didn’t watch when Dru was on, but I have to think that times were more exciting then. I don’t love the drama Victoria Rowell seems to bring with her, but even am I saying, bring Dru back.

So much wrong with the show. I thought Maria was awful, but I would welcome her back. This new regime has killed the show. Killing Delia was a bad mistake. I could go on and on.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Mo…I agree!!!!! Hillary wanting a, um, new start in life is nothing but a bunch of UNWATCHABLE BULLCRAP. More and more, Mason is nothing but a whiny and annoying identity-stealing CHUMP. Mo…you are so RIGHT ON about NuAbby…BLECH!!!!! Yes…that whole blogger storyline was TRULY RIDICULOUS!!!!! Here’s how I would sum up Neil and Leslie and also Cane and Lily…Blah Blah Blah Blah and Who Cares. And, let’s not forget the rest of those god-awful newbie characters…Courtney (Summer’s VERY ANNOYING BFF), NuKyle, NuNoah and that one-dimensional MORON Tyler. And, yep…killing off Delia was VERY, VERY DUMB AS HELL!!!!! YIKES!!!!!

Mo…I (also) could go on and on. Yep.

Mo
Mo

jaybird, when you mentioned Tyler, I had to sit and think, who is Tyler? Shows how unmemorable he is. Have never liked him or his storyline. Like we care about the death of his mother who was never on the show. Egads. Devon has turned stupid with inheriting this money. He was practically begging for someone to steal from him. Lane has been boring for ages. It’s sad that the one AA family on the show is yawnsvillle. Neil is a bit of a stick in the mud. I like Leslie sometimes, but when they have Leslie and Tyler scenes, I fast forward. Now it looks like Tyler’s ex will be getting in on the action in GC. Maybe she’ll convince him to leave and take Hilary and Mason with her. I don’t understand how Summer has been friends with Courtney for presumably years and has never been to her house, knows nothing about her fam. Can she not google the girl? I sure would, especially with the allegations Fen made about drug use.

I’m not looking forward to Billy Miller leaving. It was so nice to see Gloria yesterday. She is who got me hooked on the show to begin with.

I get that Jack is about second chances, but it just seems that he and Neil lost their brain where Hilary is concerned. Maybe I’m a bit more hardened than them, but then again, considering all the stuff they’ve been through, they should say, yes, have a second chance, but have it elsewhere.

Yes, we could go on forever about what is rotten in the state of Wisconsin.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Mo…A-M-E-N to what you’re saying…I agree!!!!!

That is so true about Devon!!!!! But I think that the REALLY STUPID ONE was Katherine…for leaving all of those BILLION$$$ to Devon in the first place. And, the fact that Devon cannot figure out that that chump-filled IDIOT Mason is the one that’s stealing from Devon (identity and all)…Oh, come on, already!!!!! And, the fact that Mason is doing this literally (and EVEN MORE arrogantly) in plain sight…I never thought that Devon was that clueless. Mo…I have friends who have 10-year-old kids that are WAY SMARTER than Devon. I mean…DUH!!!!!

I, also, did not care for that stupid-ass storyline about the death of Tyler and Leslie’s mother. Yawns-Ville all the way!!!!! And, remember Tyler and Leslie’s dad Gus??? Gus…aka that one-dimensional wife-beating ex-con…Blah Blah Blah Blah. And, let’s not forget that truly boring Rose (whoever she was).

If that one-dimensional MORON Tyler’s supposedly crazy and unhinged ex-fiancee Mariah (or whatever the hell her name really is) does come to Y&R, I hope that the actress that’s gonna portray her brings something very important with her…like very serious ACTING ABILITIES…LOL!!!!! Yep.

Mo…I feel like I shouldn’t say this…but I will, anyway. More and more, I am finding my local news to be more entertaining than Y&R. TRULY SCARY!!!!!

Mo…take care and have an AWESOME 2014. Peace.

Rachel
Rachel

Whatever the reason for the firing, Michael is the best actor on the show. As I see it, the show is in deep trouble-many of the actors have been recast, which does not speak well for the producers. Many friends, like myself, will not be watching any longer, after Dec. 30, 2013. Adults should all behave like adults. Why not fire characters who display values of hatred, manipulation, deceitfulness, like Eric? At least Michael displays regret, a belief in second chances, compassion, humility and seeks forgiveness, and makes it believable. Y&R is headed for defeat.

Esperanza
Esperanza

yes.

Alta Stewart
Alta Stewart

Yes RIP YNR

Tammy
Tammy

ashley abbott can stay gone for all i care. i cant stand the person who plays her! she has been on my days of our lives too….ughh!!!

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

This is true. It’s not just about Michael leaving. It’s about all the real talent that they let walk out the door. I think back to the previous Abby, Blake Hood, Stephen Nichols, Jeff Branson in addition to the three we’ve lost this year. None of their new hires have made any impact.

Mary
Mary

Well said

Luke
Luke

If any of the rumor is true then it would be better for Y&R to keep it under wraps and let JFP take the fall for MM’s dismissal, I am sure she is used to it – because if a story like that got out things would get even uglier then they already are, that being said the rumor doesn’t pass the smell test for me, why would someone as smart as MM risk his job and his career by doing something that stupid?

Esperanza
Esperanza

What you said makes sense to me and many others.

Alta Stewart
Alta Stewart

Amen !

TheHugoBoss
TheHugoBoss

HELLO! This is why MST released the last statement! No one’s ever happy! When the announcement was initially made, there were complaints all over the place that the actors remained too silent and should have been speaking up for him. And though Im not her biggest fan either, the attacks immediately went to Jill. MM has always been pretty damn vocal. Even HE has gone on the record taking blame. And dont you think now that he’s done completely, if he wanted too, he could have found a way to tell how he was screwed over IF that were true. And if he wanted too. The cast is just trying to save someone who’s known to be ridiculed quite often for her “questionable” (in our eyes) show decisions, from being the target of undeserved childless attacks. I mean in this thread alone, MST, EB, HK, ect have all been mentioned based off of ZERO facts. Sometimes I think we as fans forget we are just that…..fans. Though we’re passionate and feel the need to defend these people we connect with on these shows, we are npt entitled to know everything that happens off-camera and behind the scenes. We dlnt need to blame anyone. We dont know anything. It is a loss for the show, snd as MM fans. But that where the line needs to end. Not attacking others without fact or merritt

Esperanza
Esperanza

Who care about all those actors. They SURE DON’T CARE ABOUT you. (As you can tell, I’m bored out of my skull and that is why I am posting the rumor that has started.)

Karen
Karen

I, along with many posters here and elsewhere, wondered why TPTB failed to put a gag order on employees. But now I wonder — CBS/Sony/YR have issued no comment. At the same time, the tweets of some veteran cast members are almost identical: “there’s a larger story; if you knew you’d agree; JFP is not to blame; any company would do the same.” I’m wondering if the corporate execs anticipated a firestorm of reaction and thought that it would be better to have beloved long-time stars release selected facts than to have the company suits do it –feeding the actors the tweet lines. This is the only thing that could explain, for me, the tweets that are so typically corporate “we will do our best to provide you with quality entertainment.” (??? that’s an actor’s response to the termination of a friend???) I also wonder if the legal and PR departments instructed cast and crew on what NOT to say, given legal entanglements with his contract — not to mention MM’s talent, to wish him well, to say they’ll miss him. Sharon Case’s lovely tribute itself was very careful, no narration, getting around the wishes and the missing by saying “4 years, 1000 memories. Finally, a very problematic aspect of that rumor: even taken at face value, actions have many degrees, from the vaguely offensive to the demeaning to the threatening. Someone who “offended” should be reprimanded or fined –while someone “threatening” should be escorted from the building and reported to police.

Esperanza
Esperanza

Which rumor? The one about MM turning down the sexual advances of Phelps or the blond actress?

Harry
Harry

Epreanza, you need to stop with the insidious gossip. You remind me of Gladys Kratiz and you’re not helping matters at all.

dg
dg

Karen you make amazingly interesting points. That could indeed be the case. But it may be naive of me but somehow I believe Doug Davidson and Melody Thomas are being truthful. But again you could be right.

And finally to address the point of MM being escorted off set if he is guilty. I was working in a corporate office a couple a year ago and one of my co workers was accused of verbal sexual harassment. He was suspended ( but not escorted out of the building).
The issue was not reported to the police.
He was called back to the office a few days later and fired. So I think it is possible that MM could be guilty and yet not instantly fired.
In the case of my old office they took time to investigate the allegations. This could have occurred in MM’s case also. But I agree it doesnt sound likely given the gravity of the allegations against MM.

Harry
Harry

I just have to interject and say no matter what the circumstances are behind any employees’ firing, that security always escorts the employee out of the building on their last day of work to ensure no eruption or other trespass should occur. It is done to help support the quietude of the establishment. I have seen this happen 4 times. If MM was escorted out of the building by security on his last day of employment this bears no reflection on him–this is simply a matter of protocol.

Mo
Mo

dg, verbal sexual harassment, while bad, is not the same as actually touching a person, which is what is alleged here. And that it was done in front of witnesses. If your co-worker had touched a co-worker inappropriately, I hope that it would have been reported to the police (if not by the company, then the victim) and the individual immediately put on leave while the incident was investigated.

Kati
Kati

I am 51 and have been watching since I was 16. MM as the character of Adam has esclated the show to new heights, allowing the other actors to shine, by having interactions with him. He is the best thing to happen to Y&R since Terry Lester.
As it is now, my daugter will ask “How were soaps?” I answer by stating that it was an Adam episode, or an non Adam episode, and go from there.
JFP talked about Billy Millers departure on Dec 7 and said “Another core character is going to be replaced.” So, she knew, way before that was published. That doesn’t jive with “He missed behaved and was immediately removed, and will be replaced.”
I am beyond shocked and deeply saddened. I personally do not believe he did anything to this young girl. However, because that was even said, he will always have a shadow of doubt cast over him, for life. Also, I feel she may be too afraid now to back track her story, since it’s getting so much attention and she is now in a spot light. I hope the truth comes out. It is truely a loss for the show and the fans. “Merry Christmas, indeed, JFP.”
(Thanks for listening! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! In closing, #TeamAdam #SaveMuhney.)

Esperanza
Esperanza

If that rumor is true why was he fired. Did the Sony CEO or whatever get jealous cuz he or she couldn’t get Hunter? Come on folks – we’re not talking nuns here. We’re talking tv actors.

dg
dg

Espeeranza you have a right to your opinion but equating all actors to lose women who shouldnt be taken seriously when they accuse someone of sexual harassment is wrong.

The standards of simulated sexual behavior on screen these days is wretched in both day and primetime TV. And actors have to do some pretty risque stuff as part of their jobs today. But that doesnt give us the right to assume that they all have loose morals in their private lives. If MM is truly guilty of this Hunter deserves our sympathy and support and MM deserves to be prosecuted for Gross Sexual imposition in addition to his termination.

And Im sorry but your last comment about the CEO of Sony being jealous because he can’t get with Hunter is so uncalled for and a bit immature.

Eq8
Eq8

If you’re 51 years old, you should know better than to believe ridiculous things.

Obviously the show’s producers AND the union believed the actress who was allegedly groped, and they’re the only ones who matter here. The union would NOT have let this guy be fired if management didn’t have a reason for it.

Mobody cares what you think, and why should they? You don’t have remotely the facts that they must have had about this matter.

goldilocks
goldilocks

Eq8,

Why so rude? “Nobody cares what I think and why should they?”
I just made 1 comment, as so many people have. Why single me out? I’ve done nothing to you. I just put my opinion.

Tammy
Tammy

here is the suposed rumor that everyone wants to know:

Quote:
“A very reliable source told me that Muhney was sexually harassing Hunter King, who plays Summer. He fondled her breasts once and did it again when they were hanging out with the actor who plays Fenn. King wasn’t having it and neither was SONY. She is of age (19) but he’s 38 and married! Apparently she went to the higher ups and he was dismissed. JFP is NOT the villain in this- she actually did fight for him to say (and perhaps settle the dispute within the cast) but SONY insisted he be let go, likely to avoid a possible lawsuit and terrible publicity.”

mo
mo

Again, I say if this is true, MM should have been terminated immediately and escorted from the building, not told he only had X number of shows left to film. If this is true and they allowed him to continue filming/working/being in the building with the victim, it is extremely poor.

These claims are beyond typical (if there is such a thing) sexual harassment where the harassment is verbal.

su0000
su0000

Tammy
If the source is ”reliable” give the her/his name..
Do you know who of authority said that, who?
Why were no charges made and MM arrested?
If you can not answer those questions with facts, you should not be dragging that garbage around..

Luke
Luke

As the saying goes – a rumor gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its boots on –
honestly it looks like something a fan with a axe to grind against MM wrote, rather than somebody with any real knowledge of anything.

Didi
Didi

yep, probably someone he blocked on twitter or RT with a snarky comback.

Esperanza
Esperanza

Nah. Doesn’t sound right.

pattie
pattie

I don’t see a name for your source.Im not buying into a nameless rumour.Shame on you.

kalamaty
kalamaty

WOW! Everyone needs to stop with the persecution of people they know NOTHING about! I’m inclined to believe Melody and Doug’s recent quotes that it was NOT the fault of Phelps, or anyone else. The stars of the show are in a unique position to know the truth; something everyone else here has done nothing but SPECULATE about. I loved her quote that the “arrogance” is astonishing! What she is really trying to say (in a much more classy way) is that no one here knows what the F— they are talking about. Give it a freaking rest, already. The more insane BS you spew about something you are completely ignorant about makes you look like a freak!

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

They are indeed in a unique position to know the truth. They are also–for exactly the same reason–in a unique position to spread disinformation, either intentionally or unintentionally. I think both MTS and DD believe what they are saying; that does not mean that what they believe is the truth, really is. Nothing about being on the set and part of the cast/crew precludes their being used by people with an agenda, feeding them bad information, because such people KNOW that if prominent cast members get out there and say it, the fans tend to pay attention. (In other words, if you’d committed a colossal public relations boo-boo and needed to do damage control, trying to spin it publicly via cast members would be one strategy you might try, and it would be even more effective if you could make those cast members BELIEVE what you were saying. Not that that’s necessarily what’s going on here–I’m just pointing it out as equally possible.) So I’m not inclined to give what they say any more–or less–emphasis than anything else. In the absence of independently verifiable information–and there is little to none of that available–we should all be very skeptical of everything that has come out about this, period. (But NOT because MTS and DD say so.)

Esperanza
Esperanza

But is it true that MM refused to sleep with JP and he was fired for it? Will someone puleeeeeez deny or confirm that rumor?

Harry
Harry

Yet, the Y&R soaps are the ones who are doing the intimating which of course leads to speculation. They need to stop making intimations.. And given your histrionics, I’d say calling a bunch of strangers freaks is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Harry
Harry

Well said, Michael (Not Fairman). And I meant actors, not soaps in my above post.

Esperanza
Esperanza

The rumor I heard and asking if anyone else has heard it is MM refused to sleep with JP and was fired for it? Is it true? Do you know?

Eq8
Eq8

The rumor is that he was groping an actress against her will.

Esperanza
Esperanza

Not surprising that the more mature actors are having to kiss ass. It’s harder to find employment when an actor is over the hill as “Paul” and “Nicki” are.

Marion Lee
Marion Lee

Amen..you forgot to mention Victor !!!!!

Esperanza
Esperanza

OMG! I just now heard that MM refused to sleep with some Jill P. and was fired for it! Does anyone know if this is true?

Eq8
Eq8

Saying it multiple times doesn’t make it so.

Stop it.

That’s not the problem.

Hope
Hope

I’m not gonna stop it just because YOU say so. If saying it multiple times doesn’t make it so, then I guess what was said about MM multiple times does NOT make it so.

Terry
Terry

I am reading these comments and as Shakespeare said so beautifully, “something’s rotten in the state of Denmark”–There are some things that do not add up–If in fact Mr. Muhney had sexually harassed another employee and it was deemed so egregiou as to terminate him–why have him come back to work at all? If he’s such a danger to this young woman (and thus) all other women in your employ then escort him off your property immediately and send his things home to him–However, SONY had him continue to film for four days? Around other women in their employ? So other women can take of themselves but this particular young woman cannot? Was he under guard while he filmed?

And as a woman I would never “blame an alleged victim” but if he did touch her breasts, as a woman in this or any workplace you handle this on your own with either your left or your right, whichever works best, conveying your displeasure and move on; And let me get this straight, she possesses no agency of her own? She was in Hollywood (or any place for that matter) without any guidance as to how to handle a situation such as this?

Further, far be it from me to comment on another woman’s appearance and I am completely confused here–but there are many beautiful women on this program–And none of them have reported similar incidents? She was allegedly “that” vulnerable? And completely without fault?

And as a final note if indeed SONY did fire this young man as a result of his actions this is hypocracy at its best–This is a company that denigrates and objectifies young women through its music and music videos–are you telling me this has never occurred at any of their video shoots? And if it did, were the consequences the same? Considering the “filth” that is produced and played this is a rhetorical question– If any of this innuendo and rumor is true shame on you SONY–Firing him wasn’t about empowering the young woman or teaching him a positive lesson–everyone lost in this round, especially you!

Didi
Didi

This rumor is ridiculous. Eileen Hargis and the person, if it is not her, who started this rumor on the boards should be very concerned. Remember, your IP address is traceable through subpoena and if Muhney wants to sue for the these false rumors being spread, you will be found. Ya might want to think about that before continuing to trash this man.

I don’t believe the rumors for a second. This man is too focused as an actor & father to waste his time on Hunter’s boobs. I think when he said in his interview that he was too outspoken at times makes more sense. Doug Davidson tweeted “The Young & Restless is a team sport.” Michael was very vocal when he & Doug were nominated for Emmy’s this year that he wanted the Actor Jason Thompson to win for lead actor, he made several statements and print interviews saying this. Don’t you think stuff like this pissed off the cast? Don’t you think this would be considered more not being a “team player” than him grabbing a boob? Doug’s tweet says it all. He said he also had hugs and a good talk with him before MM left. MM wouldn’t have been asked to the Billy Miller party if he was fired for such a shameful reason like grabbing boobs. Open your eyes people. The cast was jealous of him and pissed that he wouldn’t kiss ass and toe-the-line like the rest of them. Now one troll is out there trying to slander him. Muhney’s silence after his initial tweets is probably due to the holidays, he is with his family & has gone off Twitter before & most likely due to the advice of a lawyer to be quiet. I would assume since he was on contract till 6/2015 he has consulted a lawyer to see if he can sue CBS for firing him, not to mention, now to trace where these false rumors about him have started and go after those people.

Carly
Carly

I agree with you Didi 100% – if the allegations were true regarding Summer, he would have been walked out immediately and arrested. CBS/Sony is a large corporation with an HR department and legal team. There would be no way that he could come back and film for 4 more days.

Jared
Jared

I’ve said it numerous times, and I’ll say it again. JFP is not right for THIS show. I don’t care if she’s innocent in this situation or whatever. She doesn’t belong at the helm of daytime’s crown jewel. As for MM, I like him okay, and it’d be nice if he could be in the Veronica Mars movie. As for Adam, MAB brought back to the canvas what could have been a promising legacy character, only to paint him into a corner so many times he cannot be redeemed. If the character returns, it’d be need to see Trevor St. John, John Brotherton or Roger Howarth in the role.

lulu
lulu

His character Don Lamb is dead therefore he can’t be on the movie..VM is not a ‘soap’..lol but MM would have loved being on it..i understand him it is/was a great great great tv show..
p.s: can’t wait for the movie !

dg
dg

I would welcome Trevor St. John to the role of Adam, but not Roger Howarth. IMO RH is far too cynical and over the top in his performances. And he channels Todd Manning in every role he plays.
His caustic, tongue in cheek, juvenile humor and adlibbing wouldnt be appropriate for the character.

I agree that JFP is not right for YR. But she has done less damage to YR than she did to GH, OLTL and GL. Other than killing off Ellen Parker ( Maureen Bauer) she pretty good with GL IMO.

YR needs an EP and writing team that worked with Bill Bell and understood his creativity and vision for the show.

Jan
Jan

Long before MMs firing and billy leaving. Y and r has been going downhill. Could JFP brought in any more boring new characters. New Abby stinks. New kyle stinks. Does anyone care that Dylan is Nikkis son?? Good storylines get muddled or just dumped dylan so vanilla. Boring. Whose bright idea was it to kill Delia?? Boring and deptessing soap w a bunch of bootlickers who go along with writers and JFP destroying y and r. More problems st y and r than just firing michael for whatever reason.

pattie
pattie

MM should take thi time to move ahead with his career,the show is going down.Stay off a sinking ship.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Let’s face it…at this point, Y&R has become a behind-the-scenes BATTLEGROUND. YIKES!!!!! All of this behind-the-scenes fighting reminds me of the numerous real-life Y&R feuds over the years:
1. Brenda Dickson vs. the late William J. Bell
2. Lauralee Bell vs. the Y&R cast when she first joined Y&R back in the 1980’s (that nepotism thing)
3. Peter Bergman vs. Eric Braeden
4. Michelle Stafford vs. Victoria Rowell
5. Chris Engen vs. BOTH Y&R and CBS (aka the network)
6. Nia Peeples vs. Eva Marcille…a total soap DIVA FROM H-E-L-L
7. Nia Peeples vs. Kristoff St. John
8. Nia Peeples vs. Maria Arena Bell
9. Nia Peeples vs. Y&R Producers
10. Ashley Jones vs. certain Y&R cast members (because of her CONSTANT religious beliefs)

On a lighter note, everyone…M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S!!!!! Peace.

dg
dg

Yes Jay the backstage battles today are far more exciting than any of the current storylines, lol.

Jeff
Jeff

I love Y&R. I do. I’ve watched it since I was a little boy, a captive audience when my Mom and Aunt would watch it. I had to sit there and watch it too. That was back when Victor had his wife Julia’s lover locked up in the basement of the ranch.

My point is, I’m a long time fan. And even at the worst of times, I’ve continued to watch and will probably continue to watch, no matter how bad it gets, til it goes off the air. Over these many years, I have seen many different actors come and go. Many.

I think one thing we forget about is that these people are real people. They have real lives, they have real feelings, they do the same stuff we do. They also make mistakes. That’s not above the realm of possibility that MM did something wrong and quite possibly deserved to lose his job for. Will I miss him on Y&R? Absolutely. He’s probably the best actor on the show. But, the show will go on. It always has.

Heroes fall. Heroes fall everyday. We all do things in our life that we are not proud of. Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t. Who knows! At some point, the real story will come out, whatever it is, so I’m sure when that does happen, there will be quite a few people changing their tune. My only hope is, if MM did something he wasn’t supposed to, that he learns from this. If it’s just the higher-ups that didn’t like him, then the ratings will probably suffer, and maybe they will learn a lesson of their own.

dg
dg

Jeff that is one of the most intelligent comments on this situation I have read since it happened. Bottom line is that fans create this aura around an actor based on their love of the character.
I follow MM on Twitter but as viewers we have no idea of how he or any of the other actors behave on set. MM could have been a major diva and problem on the set. In his own comments he said that he may have spoken out of turn and caused some friction.
But viewers are so quick to jump to conclusions without taking a step back and assessing the situation intelligently and objectively.
People have been blaming Eric Braeden based on the rumors that Michael and Eric dont get along ( and viewer hatred of Victor).
Also they just jumped to the conclusion that Jill Phelps swung her firing ax Michael’s way, lol.
I think MM dug his own grave . I will miss him also. But perhaps he will learn a lesson also.

Eq8
Eq8

Some good sense, expressed so well–at long last.

dg
dg

I believe Melody. Bottom line is that we as fans dont know Michael Muhney and we have no idea how he behaved on set. I believe MM dug his own grave. I dont think the network brass and Sony would be dumb enough to suddenly fire a gifted and enormously popular actor for no reason.

As for YR’s so called downward spiral I say that’s an extreme opinion. YR has had many issues with story and casting this past year, but It’s still the best daytime serial on the air.

No one is to blame that Jeanne Cooper passed on. Michelle Stafford’s exit is circumspect but she bares at least some responsibility in it. Sophie Pollano ‘s ( Delia) exit is also a bit mysterious, but for all we know she was offered a new job on The Millers and then JFP came up with the idea of killing her off YR.

Nevertheless I dont blame JFP and the writers for killing her off. The hit and run story created some of the best human drama this year. And contrary to popular opinion soaps dont always have to be Danielle Steel video romance novels. I like some tragedy and heartbreaking drama.

JFP is definitely not my pick for Exec Producer and she has made her missteps( hiring Hartley Sawyer as Kyle), but YR is far from the train wreck that is General Hospital under Cartini. Neither JFP nor Maria Bell know how to run this show like the phenomenal Bill Bell. B ut the show is not as bad as people are saying. It just needs a more solid focus, faster paced stories and head writers with much more imagination and knowledge of the history. YR has been off track for quite a while now. But I would rather watch off track YR any day over the drivel that passes for drama on the remaining soaps.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Here is another real-life Y&R feud from back in the day. Check it out…
The Jay Bontatibus vs. Ashley Jones feud. JB and AJ never got along all that much. More than once, AJ went to the Y&R Producers and tried to get JB FIRED. The feud basically started when Ashley found out that Y&R were replacing Nick Scotti (aka Tony Viscardi #1) with Jay Bontatibus (aka Tony Viscardi #2). Ashley was VERY PISSED about this…mainly because she was close friends with NS and his then-girlfriend. From that point on, Ashley Jones turned into something of a SOAP D-I-V-A. Yep.

Kelly
Kelly

If it was harassment the guy would have been escorted to his car after being fired never to enter the studio again. They allowed him to finish filming three scenes. It would have been very bad for the studio and Sony if the guy made advances at his victim or attacked her for filing a complaint so that’s why I don’t believe it for a minute. What I do believe is it did have something to do with EB. In his interview with HP/CND MM was asked if this incident had anything to do with EB and he changed the subject. If it wasn’t about him I believe he would have answered the question or said something cryptic and moved on.

I think he probably pushed him and there was a huge shouting match and truly you just cannot be doing that to an elderly person. Really I don’t even know for sure but I do think it is just wrong for these so called journalists to know why MM was fired and keep it secret like they owe someone that UNLESS there was a victim involved. Heck, he could have come uncorked at the writers because they have always written him as a hated character and Dylan comes riding in on his white horse and he is greeted with open arms with the exception of the Grand PooPaw.

Speculation comes with the territory if all of these people including Sony are mum and as long as they continue to be mum I’m just not going to believe that he fondled Hunter King’s boobies. It has to be something other than that although for the life of me I don’t understand for his wife and family they don’t dispel the rumor if it is false.

Marilyn
Marilyn

Melody knows something we don’t know. I wish we did know it.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Actually, unless she was there when whatever allegedly happened, allegedly happened, then all she knows is what she’s heard or been told.

There seems to be a common assumption that cast members have some special insights to share because they are cast members. That’s not necessarily true in this case–they may know some of what’s been going on behind the scenes and what’s being said, but as for MTS (or anybody else) saying something like “Any actor would have been fired under these circumstances,” again, unless she was there and saw whatever it is that supposedly he did that got him fired, I’m sorry, she doesn’t know either. She knows what she heard went on, and that’s not the same thing. (She may be in a better position to weigh the competing stories and the two sides and assess who is more likely telling the truth, but even then, it still involves a judgment on her part, and she could be mistaken.)

carol
carol

The soap has been boring lately. Takes so long to resolve stories. I hope days of our lives hire him. I don’t believe the summer rumors. He is a family man. you can see it on how he tweets about his family. The other members might be jealous of him and how far he could go, especially the older actors.

Diane Hickman
Diane Hickman

I wish days of our lives will hire Michael Muhney, I will start watching it

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I hope you get your wish, but DAYS has been on fire without him.

pattie
pattie

Her comments just make me sick,she knows she is bedded down at the top and can look down on the others.When Y&R goes down we will never see her again.I love no talent people like her who act like there so special.

truth detective
truth detective

So true. She hasn’t put on a decent performance in years. Terrible actress, more like a cartoon character from the 1950’s.

Debbie duffy
Debbie duffy

It’s terrible that Michael muhney has been let go. No one could take over as Adam Newman!!

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After the fantastic bit of casting news for actress Vinessa Antoine  (Jordan Ashford) over the weekend, today, via her social media accounts, Vinessa has addressed her future with General Hospital.

As viewers know, Vinessa has been cast as the drama series lead in the new CBC production of Diggstown, and it is groundbreaking making her the first black actress to star in a series on the legendary Canadian broadcasting network,   Originally it was presumed that Antoine would go recurring on GH, while she was away filming, but that is not the case as she revealed in her heartfelt message today.  She and GH have mutually parted ways.

Vinessa’s statement: “There are so many people that God put into place who are directly and indirectly responsible for my time at General Hospital.  You know who you are. I thank you. I came into this world as an artist. My job is to create and inspire. I hope that I did that a little in playing #JordanAshford.

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Congratulations are in order this Sunday to Lauralee Bell who is celebrating her 35th anniversary with The Young and the Restless.  Hard to believe, it’s been 35 years since the perils of a young Cricket became front and center and those young love stories with Danny (Michael Damian), Phillip (Thom Bierdz) and eventually, Paul ( Doug Davidson).

As Cricket matured, so to was the decision to now call the character by her birth name, Christine.  After all, she became quite the legal eagle! For over three and a half decades with time-off in between, Lauralee has shared memorable storylines with the amazing Tricia Cast, and the late Jeanne Cooper as Nina and Katherine, and let’s not forget Michael Baldwin, played by Christian LeBlanc, to name just a few/

In a few tweets on Sunday, Lauralee acknowledged the day stating: “We all couldn’t do what we love to do without the viewers so thanks to them!”  She followed that up with a tweet filled with photos of herself and her co-stars throughout the years ,and some self-effacing humor stating: “Wasn’t going to post for YR anniversary, because I’m not one to put attention on me but no denying these people have made my life better. Thanks to crew & fans and my hope for Cricket is to smile the way she used to & chill whenever possible”

As viewers know, Lauralee is the daughter of Y&R creators, the late, great Bill Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell.  We are sure Bill is smiling today for Lauralee and proud of this accomplishment.

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The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

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