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Michael Muhney: Fired from The Young and the Restless!

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The Young and the Restless just placed casting coal in the stockings of many fans this holiday season.

Michael Muhney, who has starred on the CBS soap opera for almost six years as Adam Newman, Tweeted yesterday that he's been fired from the daytime drama.

"It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R," the actor wrote. "My last day on the set is this Thursday.”

Michael Muhney on The Young and the Restless

Muhney, whose final installment will air January 30, added:

“I’m going to take some private time with my wife & kids, as I am most concerned for their well-being… I have 3 final episodes to film, and because they are my last, I will be giving it everything I have.”

CBS is yet to comment on the dismissal.

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HE IS ADAM! He is fabulous and irreplaceable! What a mistake! His character and his portrayal were pretty much all that was left. They finally giave BM something to do vs kissing up to AH (she is like watching paint dry) and they can't work out a deal, Really! The writing on this show is getting worse by the day! The Phyllis send off.... Awful at best! She deserved better! She was fantastic! Billy Miller leaving... MM fired. MS quits! It's time to say goodbye. I'm done day after Jan 30! They should have gotten rid of the entire Winters clan!!! ALL of them! No one should repeating "rumors"! They hurt people! BTW it's really time to say goodnight to EB and MTS! Times up! Oh and the story about MS is insulting to those of us who really do have MS! Goodbye Y&R! Way to cut off your nose despite your face! I watched for nearly 30 years and frankly until MM came on set it had gotten BORING!!!!!! BIG MISTAKE!!! MM you truly are awesome!!!!!

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@ Peapatton

The show can't do this cavalierly. The guy is incredibly talented and adds to their profit. But if the accusations are true, he can not be allowed to act this way toward others. I hope we can hear his side of things, but just because someone is incredibly talented doesn't give them the right to abuse others.

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@ Peapatton

I completely agree with the above post and I will no longer be watching after the 30th. Quite frankly, they just got rid of the only true acting talent they had.

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I LOVE WATCHING Y&R AND, ALTHOUGH ADAM WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE, AND ALTHOUGH I DON'T PARTICULARLY LOVE SOME OF THE STORY LINES, I WILL STILL BE WATCHING THE SHOW! I AM DEVASTATED THAT THEY FIRED ADAM, HOWEVER NOBODY KNOWS THE WHOLE STORY AND WE CAN'T JUDGE. YOU ARE REALLY GETTING TO BE RIDICULOUS WILL ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ESPECIALLY ABOUT STORY LINES. IT'S A SOAP OPERA, IT'S NOT REAL LIFE!!! I STILL LOVE IT!

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Adam is so great. Can't believe they are doing this. I have watched y&r since the first day & Adam is my favorite. One of the reasons I continued to watch. Guess I will find something else to watch. As of jan 30th I will stop. Michael is so good at what he does, he will be fine. Only hope he lands a major role in a great new show. Best wishes. I will miss him dearly.

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@ Suzette

I am shocked by these comments, particularly as made by women. Talent is great, but doesn't excuse bad behavior and breaking the law just so the masses may be entertained.

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@ Suzette

I second your comments. I wish him the best he is really good and really nice to look at daily , will miss him will follow him on twitter now , will not watch Y&R anymore just like I stopped watching Gh when abc got rid of All My Children and One Life to Live. Done over it, and I hope more people stop watching as well

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cmaglaughlin has posted this same 'rumour" on so many sites. Same message same same everywhere.. I will wait until the truth comes out.

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He has paid his dues and his character has really come full circle. Due to this man's talent, he has kept the interest in the show. Bad enough they had to have him set up for Delia's death. I have been watching the show since it's beginning and think with this actor leaving, the show will not survive another year. What about Billy Abbott, seriously getting another actor to take his place? Guess this means all is forgiven and Druscilla's character will come back, as no body every recovered from her drowning. Not! What a shame about the actors playing Adam and Billy. Not a Happy Camper. The writers could use some new story lines.

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Just found a hot rumor. Take it with caution, but then again, you just can't make this up...A very reliable source says 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 Fen. 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(Jill Farren Phillips) 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. Which makes the interview that Muhney gave all the more disgusting.

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@ cmaglaughlin

That may be true, but I find it really interesting that the same actress , in her roll as an under age teenager played the part of coming on or being aggressive with the older character Kile , playing like a slut basically to get his attention and now she claims to have been sexually harassed . These young actresses should not be playing rolls like the one she played it can really mess with the young mind. If that really happened and they could not find away to rectify the situation , before taking drastic measures like firing the best actor on that show other than Billy , it's a sad day for everyone. Stop hiring these young actors that can't deal with the real world . Be a woman and handle your business , don't let other people handle it for u.

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@ Shemonie

She is an actress! No matter how how one "acts" in a make-believe story for your entertainment doesn't give someone the right to abuse them. "Be a woman and handle your business" you wrote....Really? What if this were your sister or you it happened to? Becuase people are incredibly talented doesn't mean they can hurt and disrepect others. There are plenty of great and talented people who can do their job and not act inappropriately. If he has another side to the story we should hear it, but please don't confuse a "character" on the show with reality and the law.

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@ Shemonie

I really hope that the rumor isn't true, but, please, don't blame a nineteen-year-old. I've been harassed as a much older woman, and this has nothing to do with the real world. Such actions are reprehensible. That said, I don't believe this rumor until I have read more.

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@ cmaglaughlin

The fact that they are letting go the top actor on that show is a mistake. He has made that role what it is, and as far as a recast, that will be close to impossible to do. His shoes cannot be filled, and i am sure y and r knows that. As far as allegations coming from Hunter King, I think they are COMPLETE fabrications coming from a 19 year old girl, who has just now taken a job away from a father of 3 and husband that needs to provide for his family. Sounds like what happened was blown out of proportion, and could have been settled on set w/o the firing of the best actor that they have.

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@ Savannah

You CAN'T MAKE THIS UP BECAUSE nobody from either Hunter's camp or Muhney's camp is denying the rumor...Fen was present(in November when this supposedly occurred)and he's NOT denying it. Nobody is in Muhney's corner from the entire cast(except Sharon who reportedly gave Michael lap dances in front of everyone) and all say Muhney DESERVED his FIRING...He's lucky he was not arrested. Lay off knocking Y&R writers and management...with all the threats from stars to leave because of demands for more money(Victor, Lilly, Nikki) to demands for more time off to pursue other projects(Billy), it's been one tough year, not forgetting Jeanne Cooper's passing. It's still number ONE and your whining, ill and uniformed comments speak more highly of YOUR lack of creativity and mis-management of your own cranium than Y&R's !

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@ cmaglaughlin

I would like to know how cmaglaughlin knows all of this. I don't necessarily disbelieve it, but I require a bit more veracity.

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@ cmaglaughlin

Just because no one is denying it, does not make it true. Most publicists advise their clients to ignore untrue articles, etc. because to do otherwise brings more attention.

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@ cmaglaughlin

FEN WAS PRESENT!!!!!!!Nobody is denying the rumor. WHATEVER it was, Adam is NOT denying what he did and says he is "deserving" to be let go. How can you blow sexual abuse "out of proportion"? Give Y&R and Sony a hand for "doing the right thing" instead of just thinking about ratings. The ENTIRE cast agreed!

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@ cmaglaughlin

What ever happened between Michael Muhney & Hunter King needs to be addressed between Michael Muhney & Hunter King. Whatever the rumor is, these are the only two people that really know what happened and how they feel about whatever happened.

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@ cmaglaughlin

Yes, you CAN just make this stuff up.

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@ cmaglaughlin

I don't believe a word of it. Osgood is right. People are going to come after her now. So far, I see nothing from her on Twitter. MTS stated "Any actor would be let go because of it." Which leads me to believe it has to do with the work, or something to do with being an actor, specifically.

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@ cmaglaughlin

You should not throw out names out there before you know the story. Using that young actresses' name is doing her a complete dis service as fans are out for blood. If he is guilty of this crime, then she, the victim will be blamed.
Having said that, I don't trust smear tactics such as this as I am sure that they heavy wheels of damage control are in action. This is slimy politics of the worst sort and this comment needs to be deleted.

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What a mistake!! What a waste of great talent!! What are you thinking!! You just released your greatest asset!!
I for one am tired of the story line since the recent change. Things drag on to long. I can't stand "Lily" and her poor over acting. And the story line with Devon.......really!! I've been watching for 38 years this has been the worst story line yet. Tired of Nikki and Victors break ups!! Think of something else PLEASE!! What you get you deserve from here on out.

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@ MARY RANDOLPH

Very true! They have really messed up. Michael is the best actor they have!! Watched it from day one.

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This a big, big mistake and a let down for y& r, Adam and Billy leaving the soap, I'm leaving the show too. They're two of the best. Before you know it Nick will be fire too. That's it for me I'm done watching y&r. Love Adam and Billy and all the older characters, the new ones are just boring to watch. Foolish, foolish decision

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I've been a periodic watcher of Y&R for 20 years or so and will now stop watching it. Although it has steadily gotten worse in recent years, killing off Delia and getting rid of Adam and Billy, the two most interesting actors on the show, marks the end of it for me. I recommend getting rid of the idiots who make these decisions.

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@ Barb

This is definitely ending my viewership of Y&R, which I have been watching since it's inception. What a horrible move! Y&R will be the next soap cancelled! What a disappointment.

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This is just insane! I was just beginning to like Adam and I love billy! Someone at cbs must have lost their mind! Please reconsider this ridiculous decision! I've been watching since day one and love the show the way it is!