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Robert Voets/CBS

One week ago today, TMZ reported that was fired from CBS’ “” last month following allegations that he groped the breasts of one of his co-stars. Since then, several actors from the daytime drama series have spoken out on social media in support of (Summer Newman), the alleged victim of the groping. Two actors from the series (Eric Braeden and Jerry Douglas) recently conducted interviews discussing Muhney’s behavior on set and indirectly commented on the behind the scenes turmoil since the story hit mainstream media. Earlier this morning, following a tweet to King by a fan that read, “if ur being manipulated into this u need to be strong & tell the truth. Ur young & talented. There will be life after #YR,” (Neil Winters) took issue with the tweet and responded with, “You have been deceived, lied to. Those of us in the know, are in the KNOW. #TruthWillSetYouFree.” But that’s not where the tweets ended.

Mere moments after tweeting the above, St. John tweeted a message directly to Muhney’s Twitter handle that read, “Please set the record straight, for those of us that have to take the abuse from the fans. It’s hard to watch and read.” When a fan responded to St. John’s tweet with, “U guys don’t get it. The fans r supporting MM. & if we can shut Y&R down we will. Fire MM fire EB also,” the actor said, “Sadly, you are incorrect. #WizardOfOz #BehindTheCurtain.”

Just a short time ago, St. John added an original quote by himself to his timeline, “I further refrain, from playing ‘that’ game, the stain of ones name, and feeling the same. Tis a shame for the blame, I truly remain.”

Muhney has yet to respond.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Comment Below...
  • Bexx

    Kristoff should call them what they are…lunatics. What a disgusting show these women have put on. If Muhney had any decency he would tell his rabid fans to back off, and support him in other ways. No. Instead he chooses to sit quite. These loons should have really put together a campaign for him, highlighting his talents, not abusing the cast members, and making threats. This behavior guarantees that they will fail.

    • Fred

      These women are trying to protect the reputation of a man who has been slandered by lies in gossip rags. The original rumor was posted on a message board posting by a fan who thought she lives in Genoa City and the characters are real. When threatened with a lawsuit they deleted their account. But TMZ had already picked it up and spread it all across the Internet. I’m sharing what I’ve read, if this is how this rumor got out the rumor monger can be tracked down as there will be a digital record.

      • Bexx

        He’s a grown ass man, why does he need protecting? He’s had no trouble speaking out before, and going toe to toe with Braedan. These idiotic women need to realize that they are NOT his wife, and never will be. He has a very loud mouth, and can speak for himself. If he chooses to let people speculate and gossip, never clearing his name, then I suppose that’s his business, but he needs to call his dogs off the innocent.

        • Fred

          Bexx you sound like a person with an ax to grind. All these women are saying is show me the PROOF so I can make a decision for myself. They are not buying the slanderous crap spewed out on gossip sites and you should not either unless you’ve had a lobotomy and actually believe that people are abducted by aliens lol.

          • Bexx

            The women which you speak of have already have made their decision. These women are the ones that are out attacking Hunter. How can they believe the rumor to be untrue, yet feel they are justified in verbally abusing Hunter? They have no proof that she went to upstairs to the boss, and no proof that it never happens…correct? His fans are the ones displaying their ignorance for the world to see.

  • Sammie Jo

    If he is guilty of sexual harassment, no campaign will save him, sony & co is not going to risk a huge lawsuit to save one dinky actor’s hide.

    • Fred

      Read Nelson Branco’s blog. His inside sources on the set are telling him that the groping incident never happened.

      • Sammie Jo

        Nelson branco hasn’t been right on anything in ages, he is a huuuge MM fan. I don’t even bother with him. His so-called “interview” was just cut & paste from previous articles.
        Not only has Eric Braeden made a statement, but so has Kristoff St. John and Jerry Douglas.
        Why hasn’t MM made one, or Sony, or Cbs, or SOMEONE?

        • Fred

          CBS has made a statement. They have said that it’s only a rumor not a fact and that they don’t comment on rumors. Soap operas are small change to the networks. Daytime TV doesn’t bring enough viewers or advertising dollars and soap operas are expensive to produce. It’s a dying genre. CBS not saying more is likely an indication that they simply don’t care.

          • Sammie Jo

            Really? When and where have they said this? This is the absolute first time I have heard any such thing.
            Got a link? With a date on it?
            They don’t care if they slapped with a lawsuit? Really?

          • Bexx

            I’m guessing it’s just a general statement released by the network, and the Muhney fans just take it to mean something else.

          • Sammie Jo

            That sounds about right, especially if it was released at the very beginning of the flap.

  • Fred

    What I think his message means is that people have been deceived by lies and what has happened is a shame. He is referring to those who have spread malicious gossip all over the Internet damaging the reputations of both Muhney and King. Both actors have been thrown under the bus to grab publicity and headlines and hits on Internet blogs. CBS official statement is that these are rumors and not facts.

    Muhney is not responding because his lawyer is doing his talking. Muhney has shown professional class throughout this mess by not bashing his coworkers on the Internet as they have done to him. Every day I find another Y&R actor doing their best to get their headshots and name in gossip rags. Why, for the free publicity that’s all. Perhaps also looking for job offers? Could it be that they want to jump ship off the Titanic before it morphs into The Dylan McAvoy Show?

    The actors should enjoy the higher ratings while the gossip brings the curiosity seekers. Soon Muhney will be gone. There is little reason to tune in since the major talent including Stafford and Miller have all left the building. Braeden is a 73 years old and needs to retire, and the newbies can’t act their way out of a paper bag.

  • Andrew Hass

    Eventually Michael and/or Hunter may have to make a statement about what happened or didn’t happen.Both actors have their careers to think about and this could follow wherever they go.Huter is under contract with the show and her hands might be tied about what she can say.Michael on the other hand is free to say anything but maybe his camp is keeping him quiet for now and also maybe he doesn’t want to tarnish Hunter’s career and reputation too much either.Michael isn’t coming back to Y&R but another soap may want him down the line but maybe not with this controversy.Plus any soap that is interested in him may want to know if he did or not in order to cover their own bases.