The case of Michael Muhney’s firing from “The Young and the Restless” is starting to get more and more complicated, and not in the fun way that you typically see on daytime soaps.
Not long after the news of Muhney’s firing was first made public, TMZ reports this weekend that Muhney, who played Adam Newman on the long-running / enormously successful CBS show, was dismissed after a co-star named Hunter King (who plays Summer) complained that she had been allegedly harassed and on occasion groped by the actor. The alleged contact was unsolicited, and the show brass decided that this was the impetus for them to make a move, as this was weighted with some other problems associated with Muhney over time.
Prior to these new allegations coming out, Muhney spoke to The Huffington Post Canada not long after the news of his dismissal came out and admitted that he was at least partly responsible for the move being made:
“I saw it coming, and I didn’t see it coming. I suspected it could happen, but I didn’t think that it really would. Part of me feels this is because I’ve always been outspoken, and sometimes I’ve been too outspoken. Sometimes I’ve walked around with a big backpack full of hubris. That is entirely on me.”
Obviously, there is a pretty big distinction that has to be made between having a “backpack full of hubris” and some of the allegations being made in the TMZ report. Muhney has yet to speak out on the claims, and this will be a story that we will keep watch on over the coming weeks for more developments.
At the moment, the future plans for the Adam character on “The Young and the Restless” are not clear, but the role could eventually be recast, as is popular in the soap world.
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