Part of what is so intriguing about the Michael Muhney scandal on The Young and the Restless is the fact that Muhney himself really hasn’t confirmed or denied or even acknowledged most of the rumors swirling around about his controversial firing. Some fans believe that Michael is actually under some sort of nondisclosure contract with Y&R and isn’t able to discuss what exactly went down on the Y&R set leading up to the day he was let go by Jill Farren Phelps. The only comment Michael made that could be interpreted as a denial of the rumors was back in January when he tweeted “Benjamin Franklin said it best, ‘Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.’…and that quote doesn’t only apply to what is being said about ME. It also applies to others. Please be kind to everyone. #respect“.
Michael Muhney’s mother on the other hand and is willing and able to address all rumors regarding her son Michael, and she held a very informative Q&A session with Muhney supporters on Twitter earlier this week. And, nothing was off limits!
Soap Opera Digest reported earlier this month that Michael Muhney was seen on set of Y&R, and his supporters went into a frenzy speculating that the hands we have seen playing Adam Newman could actually belong to Michael Muhney and he was returning to the soap opera. According to Michael’s mother that is not the case at all. On June 17th she tweeted, “I hate to dash anyone’s hopes, but those aren’t Michael’s hands on Y&R. His tweets have NOTHING to do with the show.”
And those rumors about Michael groping Hunter King that just won’t seem to go away? According to his mother they are absolutely false as well. A follower on Twitter asked her, “Why was Michael fired, and what was with that nasty rumor about Hunter King that no one bothered to clear up?” Muhney’s mother responded, “Michael gave the answers to his exit in his last interview. As to rumors, gossip rags quoted an anonymous fan who posted on a message board. Silly. There’s never a need to comment on rumors. They’re neverending!”
So, from the words of Michael Muhney’s Mom, he is NOT returning to The Young and the Restless, those are NOT his hands in the Adam Newman scenes. And, as far as allegations regarding what happened between Muhney and Hunter King, she claims it was all just a rumor. Now, as much as we want to believe it was all just a rumor and Hunter King never accused him of groping her, we are confused why several of her co-stars (such as Eileen Davidson) took to social media and supported her for speaking out against Michael’s sexual harassment.
Let us know what you think of Michael Muhney’s Mom’s Twitter session? Were you really hoping those were Michael Muhney’s hands on The Young and the Restless? And, why do you think King’s co-stars, like Eileen Davidson took to social media to support her, if it was just a rumor? More importantly, does Michael’s mom holding what was in effect a Twitter press conference indicate that he is looking for a job?
Fans at Soap Opera Spy Facebook page have reacted strongly – we selected a few examples:
The whole thing is just so unfortunate, as Michael Muhney was the best actor to ever be on “The Young and the Restless!!” He had more depth in his character than anybody else! I just wish him my best wherever he goes or whatever he does……and, per the “allegations”……that is what they are, nothing more. Until “us fans” see court documents to the contrary, we side with MM 100 percent!!!
Some of the “stars” need to keep quiet. Eileen Davidson is one of them. Her Ashley character is boring. She was better on DOOL. Hunter King is boring. I zip right through them on DVR. JFP ruins everything she gets her hands on.
IMO, TPTB should take all 3 of the above salaries and bring MM back before JFP completely kills this show.
And for those saying “move on” well many of us have, we’ve move on to other shows, I don’t watch Y&R anymore.
Here is my theory: TPTB and JPF wanted MM gone because he is very outspoken and in their opinion, a troublemaker. Hunter King was never groped but said she was because they offered her more screen time in exchange for helping to get rid of their problem. MM never seemed to have trouble keeping his hand off all of the much more attractive and certainly more talent actresses that have been on the show in his many years there. And as for Eileen Davidson, she’s in the little Friends of Jill Club.
It just wasn’t fair, after all Jeanne Cooper admitted that she would frequently grab and/or pinch the behinds of the younger males on the set. Even on the show dedicated to her, the guys mentioned it. So what gives?
first of all I think he may not want to lower himself at the level of his accusers – second I think that yes given that some of the persons involved are probably important for the show he may have been asked not to talk.
What matters here is that MM is a super talented actor who needs a vehicle so that he can display his skill and satisfy the fans. Since The Bold and the Beautiful is CBS the only opportunities in daytime are DOOL and GH – either show could make Michael an offer soon.
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