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'Young & the Restless' star reportedly fired for groping fellow cast member

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: (L-R) Actors Sharon Case, Michael Muhney and Tracey E. Bregman attend the 40 years of "The Young and The Restless" celebration presented by SAG-AFTRA at SAG-AFTRA on June 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images

'Young & the Restless' star reportedly fired for groping fellow cast member

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jan 6, 2014

A shocker from the daytime drama world. Michael Muhney, who played Adam Newman on "The Young & the Restless," was reportedly fired last month after one of his co-stars complained that he fondled her on two occasions, reports TMZ.

"Multiple sources connected to the show tell TMZ . . . 38-year-old Muhney allegedly bullied and harassed 20-year-old Hunter King, who plays Summer on the show," TMZ reports. "She went to higher-ups and complained recently Muhney had fondled her breasts on two occasions, and she said both were unsolicited and unwanted.
Sources tell TMZ "the new allegations were the proverbial 'straw that broke the camel's back.'  Muhney -- who is married with three kids -- had been a problem on the set for a long time, allegedly bullying and harassing Hunter and others. He even admitted in a recent interview with the Huffngton Post's Canada TV after getting fired, 'Sometimes I've walked around with a big backpack of hubris.'"
Muhney's last show will reportedly air January 30, but TMZ says fans are threatening to stop watching the show without Muhney on it. TMZ's calls and e-mails to Muhney's rep were not returned.
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.