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The Young and the Restless Fans to Protest Michael Muhney Firing

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The Young and the Restless fans are about to prove to CBS what being angry and restless is truly all about.

Still reeling from the firing of Michael Muhney, a group of Facebook followers have pooled together $785 for a banner that will soon be unspooled over CBS Studios in Los Angeles. It will read:

"NO ADAM NEWBIE, JUST MICHAEL MUHNEY."

Michael Muhney on The Young and the Restless

This, of course, is a reference to Muhney's ousting and the planned recasting of Adam Newman.

Muhney played that role for nearly five years, but was dismissed by producers in late December.

According to TMZ, he was let go because co-star Hunter King alleges he groped her breasts on two separate occasions, the latest in a long line of reported on-set harassment by the veteran actor.

This claim is unsubstantiated at the moment, but Muhney did tell HuffPo's Canada TV soon after his firing that "sometimes I've walked around with a big backpack of hubris."

The star's final episode will air on January 30.

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MM was the best actor on the Y&R if he done what they said so be it she runs around half naked. So what does she think is going to happen. And she can't act so let CBS have her I am thru watching it. So boring.

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WHAT ABOUT BILLY..no one could replace him! Now that they replaced him i can't even stand to watch it anymore. Its like when they try to make part 2 movies replacing with new characters..its NEVER successful! I just don't understand how dumb these people are who made these decisions? Its like taking a show like Seinfeld. Or friends and just replace all the actors and expect people to still watch it! AHELLNO

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AS OF JAN 30th I WILL NO LONGER BE WATCHING YOU FIRE MICHAEL FOR A HOTTY TOTTY WHO CAN BARELY ACT & YOU LET BILLY GO CAUSE HE ASKED FOR PT TOO DO HIS MOVIES REALLY Y&R ???? FIRE HOT HEAD VICTOR/PETER & YOUR WRITTER JILL SHE'S USELESS & KILLING THE SHOW AFTER 37 YRS OF WATCHING IM DONE

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PLEASE FIRE NU-ABBY=MASON=HILLARY=COURTNEY = NONE OF THESE CHARACTERS ARE WORTH WATCHING THE STORIES.

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They're vilifying him on the show and they're vilifying him in real life. There's no way he was the hit and run driver and now they're trying to ruin his career with this slander. Michael's the only reason I tune in. I'm done with this show.

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I have been a long long time fan of the Y&R and I do believe you should listen to your fans. Replacing Adam would not be a wise move on your part. Perhaps you should works things out since Summer is fairly new on the show and Adam has 5 years he plays a very good role as Adam Newman and replacing him would not be the same and you will loose so many viewers including myself. Fix this problem look at all the facts!!

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If the allegations are true, I am truly sorry for Hunter King. She would be so the innocent victim in all of this. If this story is not true, then I am sorry for her and for Michael Muhney. From my own perspective, I have detested the destruction of the Sharon character. I am quite unhappy that "Victor" does whatever he pleases w/o any repercussions (hmm, life imitating art), I deplore the loss of Billy Miller, and after what I recently read that for who knows what reason, Melody whoever she is with the other names, quit speaking to Jeanne Cooper for two years. On top of which, Jill Pharen whatever, fires the actor who played Kyle. If one adds this all together, then who in his right mind would continue to watch this show? I have for a bazillion years. Quit this past Monday, gone off the DVD. Sad, but can't even consider watching.

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Give me a Break!!! Does this mediocre actress even have proof?? Michael is an extraordinary actor! He is Adam Newman so don't even bother re-casting him! I've been watching Y&R for over 30 yrs and it brings me such sadness to see one of the brilliant actors of daytime treated this way! UNBELIEVABLE!!

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@ Pamela L

I really like Michael Muhney as Adam. The character is alive and I thoroughly enjoy his character. I can't believe they would fire him over something so petty. After all actors probably do far worse than what rumors say he did. Please bring him back.
Also, while I am asking you to bring back characters. The show is not the same without Phyllis don't let her go to another show.

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I am very upset that Y&R would handle the alleged situation in the firing of my and family and friends favorite Michael Muhney (Adam). You could have not had them on the set at the same time or did it really happen or was management simply trying to get rid of our Adam. We do not want a replacement for Michael Muhney--we will accept nothing less then the real Adam "Michael Muhney." You failed to forget that Michael had to have some of the characteristics of the real "Adam" in order to play the part so well. If Michael does not come back, we are all out as well! The show is not worth looking at with those writers and Michael Muhney gone! We will find something else to watch. HUGE MISTAKE!

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@ Diane M.

I totally agree with you. The show is getting very sick. If anything they need to do something with Victor. His character gets more disgusting every episode. I would like to see Phyllis come back she was an awesome actress. This thing with continually bringing back actors from the dead is pothetic. I really liked the character of Cassie and hated they killed her off but to bring her back as a bad person that is terrible.

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@ Diane M.

Since Eric Braeden has been on the show almost the longest, does he now call the shots as to who leaves because he doesn't get along with them? I've been following this show from Day 1 and like lots of other fans, I'm sick of looking at "The Mustache"!, keep Michael Muhney.

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I Support Michael Muhney, I don't believe Hunter Kings Story for a minute. It said that she has yet to file a police report witch tells me she is lying about the whole thing. From what i read Eric never knows his lines and thinks he is Mr high and Mighty. Where does he get off with that kind of ego. I think that both hunter King and Eric should have been the ones to be fired. Michael is the best and only reason I watched the show. I won't be watching anymore.

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