The Young and the Restless’ Melody Thomas Scott Joins Fellow Cast Members Backing Firing of Michael Muhney – They Blame Him

The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott Joins Fellow Cast Members Backing Firing of Michael Muhney - They Blame Him

One thing is for sure, the scandal involving the firing of Michael Muhney from The Young and the Restless isn’t going away anytime soon. Instead it seems that every time someone new chimes in it takes off all over again. Muhney was fired after being accused of touching costar, Hunter King’s breast on two occasions. It’s an accusation that Muhney’s fans aren’t inclined to believe unless he himself confesses and since he’s staying quiet, fellow actors have taken turns speaking out.

Melody Thomas Scott has been a Y&R staple since 1979 and is beloved by the fans so my guess is that she figured perhaps she could help calm the waters. Rather than believe that Muhney deserved to be fired many fans have instead turned on Y&R brass, CBS and of course executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps. Melody tweeted:

The show is not to blame. Any actor would have been fired under these circumstances. Terrible loss 2 show & it sickens me that this has happened. Jill is completely innocent in this as is Sony, CBS, etc.

The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott Joins Fellow Cast Members Backing Firing of Michael Muhney - They Blame Him

Scott has joined Victor Braeden, Jerry Douglas and Kristoff St. John in publicly insisting that the fans don’t have the full story. St. John went so far as to ask Muhney to just be honest so that all of the hate would stop. Muhney is presumed innocent until he admits otherwise but in the meantime, what is all of this hostility going to ultimately do to the show itself? Can it bounce back with battle lines drawn between the cast and its’ fan base? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott Joins Fellow Cast Members Backing Firing of Michael Muhney - They Blame Him



  • Sybs

    Instead of firing Michael Muhney they should fire Eric Braeden, Melody Scott Thomas and Kristoff St John. They are a waste of space and hopeless actors. Michael Muhney is a top class actor that brings excitement to the show. I can tell you, there are thousands of fans here in Australia that will boycott Y & R if Michael is not reinstated……also need new writers!!!!! Just the same story line going around in circles….. VERY BORING!!!!!

    • notmollymormon

      you are an idiot! it amazing how you want to show how ignorant you are to millions haha

    • sad to quit

      Scott should have kept her mouth shut too – she is hardly a fan fav to try and calm the waters…her, Eric, all the winters clan, hunter king, tyler, abby, leslie, and a couple others can easily go and never be missed – recast all of them…especially eric and melody and winters fam…

  • tootie

    This tweet from her is weeks old. She actually was one of the first people to start all this crap on twitter with the above tweet. It is nothing new. She’s probably still pissed MM parked in her parking spot years ago.

  • Brian Delaney

    Please don’t let the facts or the actual timeline distract you from your sensational stories, trying to milk this tired old “scandal”. Melody Thomas Scott jumped out on Twitter the day Muhney revealed he was fired with the quote you featured above. Since then she deleted it (and all her other quotes) and hasn’t said anything further. But go ahead, make it sound like she’s joining some organized group against MM. That gets more viewers.

  • Oliver girl

    Couldn’t they have just docked his pay for a month instead of firing him?

    • Susan

      Anything would have been better than firing him, There’re more than 1 way to handle things. I believe the only thing MM is guilty of is expressing his opinions & making a few people mad, I also think they were just jealous,

  • HollywoodHiccups

    This story just gets more weird day by day!

  • TouristMeetsTraveler

    Ya I just don’t know what is true anymore.

  • Wzy

    Greg Rikaart has NO love for MM.
    I’ve heard EB say on many occasions that he enjoys MM playing Adam. I just don’t think he was enjoying MM’s constant drama on twitter.

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  • Susan

    This hagazoid is lucky to still be on the show…she’s a dinosaur and needs to go back to her cave!

  • RIP

    MM would have become the next “Victor”, perhaps her talentless princess (Hunter King) should be ditched – she is so terrible as Summer. The writers have devolved into writing theme days (eg. let’s reveal secrets day, or let’s keep secrets day). OMG how formular. I agree that the Victor character is written to become a monster, who needs it, ditch the producer and the “princess” (after all if MM wasn’t criminally charged, it’s heresay).

  • Frog lady

    I agree with the post that “talktoomuch” posted about some of the cast members getting acting lessons…especially, Melody Thomas Scott”… With her turn up nose she can’t even produce fake tears…..she makes me cringe every time she has a scene…but it’s ok, cause after the 30th I will no longer be watching…I have been a fan for over thirty yrs but no longer….

  • Susan

    BRAVO, Kimberly! I agree w/ every word in your post. FIRE EB!! This is the “YOUNG & RESTLESS”, not the “OLD & DECREPID”!

  • E

    I agree EB is the show

  • Susan

    I think Y&R has just let one of the few actors on daytime TV go. I feel that “ADAM” is what they should all strive to be an “ACTOR”. I have since stop watching the show after almost 30 years. I feel that strongly about it.

    • SWAF

      I am setting my DVR to ‘unrecord’ Y&R. It’s like a divorce. I feel this is the only way I can REJECT all going on. When I think about the HK and MM ‘fiasco’, and how Y&R handled this situation… then I think of how the ‘professional community’ has handled Woody Allen, the pedophile. I am sick. I have a 20 year old daughter, without a lot of experience. I can so *see* my own daughter, not much different than HK, not knowing how to handle personal comments, hugs, and comments. As a matter of fact, my daughter took OFFENSE from a brother in law, almost causing a divorce. She was just inexperienced and didn’t know how to handle a situation. My point: MM is not Woody Allen. And HK is not Dylan Farrow. I had a child molested once, too. My **radar** is UP… I absolutely do not have ANY CONFIDENCE or can support HK or Y&R. I also believe that we, as viewers, can ‘know’ a person by HOW they PLAY a character’s part. Much like we can judge a quarterback, such as Peyton Manning. You can SEE their EXCELLENT TECHNIQUES and DEDICATION to their professions by how the fully understand their part to a team, the way they approach a situation, etc. I absolutely do not believe that MM would jeopardize his family, career, etc… over HK. I don’t see it, it does not compute, nor does it ring ‘true’. I honestly will always believe that there could have been an interaction take place or said that HK did not have the maturity to understand or handle… that might not have been as inappropriate as described, but could have been exacerbated and extorted because of her approach and world view attitudes. I do believe I would be totally disgusted at a man’s spirit if he was as vulgar as charged. i.e. I AM disgusted by W.A… and have total compassion for D.F. (named above). Just sickened that this was entirely mishandled. And HK: needs to go. She comes across as emotionally immature, she’s a poor actress, and could ruin a man’s reputation should Y&R keep such an actress on the set. They’re ACTORS. they’re required to do a lot of things that they may not do in ‘real life’… everyday happenings. HK needs to toughen up. Let her go: she chose that profession and my learn to deal with her compadres. As for MTS and EB, etc: SIGH… I’ve been huge supporters forever. You are not HK’s parents. You have really overstepped and put your nose into business that is not yours. I do not care if you leave the show either at this point. ADAM gave us all hope that the cunning character of Victor Newman WOULD live on in Genoa City. but the writers that use to really *GET* Victor, were obviously fired… or turned into milquetoasts. I haven’t **see** Victor’s true character on the show in a very long while. the master manipulator is no longer king. I’m just hating Y&R on so many levels that I am giving it up over MM and BM leaving. I’m done. And by the way… David Tom sucked at the role of Billy before. What in the hell made you think he would be a good replacement for him now? Tell me, did HK accuse him too of something? Watch out men, don’t joke or kid around HK. You could lose your job.

  • RedRiver38

    Melody Thomas Scott hated Michael Muhney. It’s a well-known fact. She has no credibility. She’s disgusting.

  • RedRiver38

    Well, since he’s over 70, the show won’t go on for much longer.

  • JoAnn Flannery

    I do not know if Michael is guilty or not. I do not condone his behavior in any way but, it is too bad something could not have been worked out, another penalty of some kind, because he is a great addition to Y & R. I am yet another disappointed fan that has been watching for 40+ years. i love the show and never miss an episode. This has been an awful year. So far we have lost the most influential and most loved character Mrs. C, Phyllis who is my personal favorite, Dede, now Adam, and Billy who are my two other favorites! Soon there will be an entire new cast! I hate it. Please, Y & R writers, get it together before you ruin a spectacular show and lose a dedicated fanbase!

  • edwina lee

    I have come to dislike these actors for their lack of professionalism. I have had the impression that MM and HK are legally bound by their contracts not to comment. Why, then, do we hear from these members of the cast? I have been completely alienated from Y and R.

  • SWAF

    What a shame. The other cast members should keep their mouths shut. I do not give a cat’s meow about he said/she said situation. No proof, no police, no immediate firing… then it should be treated as though nothing happened. Furthermore, they USED Michael until they could write him out. It boggles my mind Y&R’s reasons for not releasing him IMMEDIATELY IF some moral clause was violated. SO… I will NOT be watching Y&R any long. A LIFETIME WATCHER SINCE the show began back in the 70’s, is ‘who’ I am. Done. Done. and DONE.

  • FED UP

    This is a show that has been around a long time with alot of fans but with the firing of Michael Muhney who is very loved by many fans it could well be the end there two sides two ever story perhap this Hunter King thought saying this would boost her career I think it was very poor judgement on letting such a talent actor go I’am sure his fans will follow him on what ever he go to next he bought fire to yandr he gave ever scene that spark that keeps fans coming back will not be watching y andr unless Michael Muhney

    • willie

      Get rid of Hunter king she can’t act worth a damn she needs to be axed

  • Maria

    actually MM and Peter Bergman became good friends on the show, and MM considered him a mentor.

  • JustBonkers

    I took Melody Thomas off my Twitter following.If there’s anything worse than a woman who tries to walk on heels when she can’t any more,it’s an elderly woman trying to tweet like a teenager.Stay classy Melody.Bingo lingo isn’t for ladies.If she’s to dumb to spell out words or use auto correct,she’s too dumb to make comments about the Y&R issues.Young and Restless is becoming the Old and Ugly.They’re bringing in old ugly men to try and make Victor Newman look younger and better.Guess that black t-shirt and greased back hair just isn’t doing it anymore.Notice they got rid of the 2 best looking guys on the show?

  • JustBonkers

    You are very correct.He had sexy time scenes with women and they say he is a gentleman,If a twit throws herself around,some guys are going to touch.No one knows what happened.But if it did,why isn’t she pressing any kind of charges.Why didn’t the show say he was let go for sexual harassment.They are so very righteous,creating story line like Cassie’s DUI death.Yet,they had a story line about Nicki driving drunk and she had a enlightening Christmas dream.And backstage,Eric Braeden has fought with other actors and people witnesses say Jean Cooper grabbed men;s crotches.Nope these people are not creditable.

  • Christine

    I have been watching y & r since high school and I’m now 64 years old!! Adam and Billy r two if the best actors on the show!! Such a shame to lose them. They need to b brought back to insure a better show going forward!!!! Bad decision as far as I’m concerned!!!