'Y&R' Actors Support Hunter King After Alleged Behind the Scenes Drama Is Made Public - Soap Opera Network
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When a fan of CBS’ “ tweeted, “Can all my soap followers do me a favor and send some love and support to @HunterHaleyKing? Thanks! #YR, following reports of an alleged groping of her breasts by King’s former co-star Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), who was reportedly fired from the drama series last month as a result of the incident, the quest for love and support for the actress, who plays Summer Newman on the daytime soap opera, came in droves.

Since the tweet was made, it has received over 50 retweets and more than 50 favorites, of which included a retweet or comment by “Y&R’s” (Chloe), (Lily) and (Kevin). Since then, King has also received love and support via comment or retweet from fellow co-stars  (Nicholas), Eileen Davidson (Ashley), (Neil),  (Avery), (Chelsea) and (Lauren), just to name a few of the actors that have publicly acknowledged the situation at hand after receiving endless amounts of inquiries by fans over the past couple of days.

While Hendrickson acknowledged her support of King by a simple retweet of the fan quest, Khalil responded by saying, “LOVE U HUNTER.” Things would later get derailed when a commenter responded to the love/support tweet of King with, “isn’t she the whore that got MM fired?” Rikaart stuck up for the actress by saying, “Be very careful, lady. That’s someone’s kid ur talking about.” He added, “Not my business any more than it is yours,” when asked by the same commenter to show them physical reports of the alleged incident before they would apologize for what they said of King.

Morrow, who plays King’s onscreen father, tweeted out, “Some people better lighten up on @HunterHaleyKing Shes a great kid & doesn’t deserve any1 sayin anything negative about her #Ridiculous.” His tweet received over 330 retweets and was favorited over 400 times, which included a retweet by Bregman, St. John, Collins, Egan, among others.

Davidson took a stand against those attacking King for all of the things that have unfolded since the tabloid story was first published. She said, “2 u who r bashing @HunterHaleyKing. Shes amazing, brave & courageous. She deserves 2 b applauded & repsected. THE END.” Prior to the tweet, Davidson said, “@HunterHaleyKing I have so much respect for you Hunter. My thoughts are with you. xoxoxox.”

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  • Pattie Estep

    This show has gotten so sickening on screen and off.I see a whole bunch of people going to be looking for a job with MM.

    • Georgia

      agree Pattie!!!

      • PaddieL

        He’s been in bed, half dressed with two beautiful women who have not come forward. I’ve watched this show from Day One and I’ve seen it going downhill over the last year or so. The only hope of the future of this show was MM, the new Victor Newman. Without MM, I’m afraid this show is doomed. I wish there could be another way to handle this situation. Suspension without pay, public apology, anything but firing the only guy to save the show with the rotten writing of late. Adam was the future of this show, that was very obvious.
        Victor had a hand in this as he hates MM. Now don’t get me wrong, we love Victor, my husband calls it ‘the Victor show’, but it’s obvious he is a tough cookie in private as well as on the show. He can’t get along with Jack and now Adam. Maybe he is the problem? I can see those two ego’s butting heads, but it still is the beginning of the end for this show to fire MM. From a practical stance, this is a huge mistake. Put emotions aside and do what’s best for the show or we will have no show, It’s a terrible thing, if true, but no one was killed. Can’t this be solved in a more humane way than to fire a father of three just days before Christmas? I’m saddened to see the cast split by this and so afraid this is the demise of my favorite show.

        • MrPrez

          Sexual harassment is sexual harassment. It’s wrong and it’s illegal. No rabid fans will change that. Bye Muhney!

    • MrPrez

      Unless they’re perverts too, I highly doubt that will happen. :)

      • http://twitter.com/fredobot Fredo Troy

        Why don’t you get some actual proof that Michael did anything before you go around throwing judgment in his direction? #GetOffYourHighHorse

        • Louise Lorette

          I so agree !!!

          • Louise Lorette

            Mr Prez– you ARE A PERV AND YOU are the weakest link!!

          • MrPrez

            Last time I checked, my name wasn’t Michael Muhney. I’m not the one fondling breasts nor am I on the unemployment line. Try again Hun! ;)

          • Louise Lorette

            I love arguing with you-it’s fun.

          • MrPrez

            Just like Michael Muhney – He loves to argue! And sexually harass 20 year olds. ;)

          • Louise Lorette

            Yep,Absolutely.

          • RedRiver38

            I’m sure you’ve got proof. Oh TMZ. Yes, really credible.

          • MrPrez

            Who needs TMZ when not one person from the cast has denied any of this nor has Mr. Pervy Muhney himself! ;D

          • PaddieL

            They all have lawyers who are advising them to keep quiet. Some of the casts remarks have been removed, They are afraid for their jobs as well if they say anything in support of the guy they fired. Both parties are suffering and the whole thing is so sad. I’ve invested many years ( since Day ONE) in this show and it will be like a death if this is truly the beginning of the end. I still think she would never have come forward if not for Victor prodding her to do so as he’s tried to get rid of MM for awhile. He can’t get along with MM or Jack and I think it took him six months to talk this young girl into coming forward. That is the only thing that makes any sense to me at all. There are no winners here.

          • RedRiver38

            You’re probably fondling yourself as you spew your poison.

          • MrPrez

            Good one. How is the truth poison? Who was fired again? Nobody gets fired for sexual harassment in the middle of their contract without proof. But you keep holding on to those delusions hun! I choose to stick with reality. :)

        • Bexx

          Sort of like what his rabid fans are doing to Hunter? Everything from calling her a ‘wh*re’ to death threats have been flung at this girl. I pity these sick women, because many of them actually have daughters.

        • SelenaMillieux

          Thank you,its easy for someone to cry sexual harrassement there has to be some proof also.

        • MrPrez

          The proof is in the pudding Fredo. Obviously everyone and their dog would come forward in his support if it wasn’t true, wouldn’t they? Obviously pervert Muhney would be spouting off his innocence left and right if he truly was innocent, amIright? Unlike you naysayers, I’m not wearing any blinders and see this for what it is. He was fired for fondling a much younger woman that isn’t his wife, case closed! :)

          • RedRiver38

            Why would he subject himself to the likes of you? Disgusting and vile describe you to a tee. Unbelievable sub-human.

          • MrPrez

            You talk as if you have any relevance to any of this. You’re just another rabid fangirl. Probably pissed that the pervert wasn’t groping you. Soooo sad!

      • Louise Lorette

        You don’t have to be a pervert to be fired from this disgusting show!

      • Anne Alvarez

        Your just a dis- information agent. Probably working for Jill Farren Phelps or some other party involved. It’s obvious!

        • MrPrez

          Yawn. Another fangirl. How lovely. Tell me, do you also wear polka dot dresses and big floppy hats while visiting other perverted men locked away in prison?

          • RedRiver38

            You’re sick and need help.

          • MrPrez

            Sick would be defending a pervert. Feel free to look in the mirror and recognize I’m talking about you! ;)

    • Louise Lorette

      Hope so. I hope the freakin show is cancelled. Lets see all the love then.

  • CTwildheart

    Sad no matter which way you look at it.

  • Bexx

    It’s nice to see everyone rallying around Hunter, but I especially loved how Greg dealt with that nasty piece of trash. She wants proof that MM did it, but not proof that Hunter is a home wreaking who*e? Some people are impossible.

    • Louise Lorette

      I feel sorry for Michaels family. Never mind Hunter.

  • Georgia

    Yeah right they are all covering their butt…….they know who signs their paycheck and its a known fact why Hunter is on the show, she is one of the chosen few, lack of talent and such a boring actress to watch, maybe that’s writing but don’t believe a bit of the story and the question is why is this all just now coming out if it happened 6 months ago and hey what about all “grouping” that went on with Mrs. Chancellor? I guess that was ok since she had been on the soap for so long…..same ole story depends on who you are…….I think this is all a cover up because Y&R is on the way down the tubes as was all the other soaps Jillian wrote for and so they “LEAKED” this story to try to kill some of the e-mails, tweets and calls to CBS about the firing of MM and if this was true why wouldn’t MM have quietly left Y&R to supposedly pursue other options? Then none of this would have come to light again if it were true! None of this makes any sense except that it is a cover up to derail all off the press about firing of MM…..think about it folks……and yes little miss goody two shoes is getting thrown under the bus in the cover up but the big names will all write, tweet whatever to keep their jobs but what makes them think they could not be next…….

    • MrPrez

      Yawn. Nice detour with your comments, still doesn’t change the fact that pervy MM got fired. You can thank all of his stalker fans for demanding answers, to which they are now spread all over every media outlet insuring he won’t be finding anymore work nor anymore victims to prey on. Tootles!

      • Louise Lorette

        Do you AVE PROOF HE DID IT PERVY?

        • MrPrez

          Do you have proof he didn’t? Let’s look at the facts, shall we.
          1. He admitted he did something to get himself fired.
          2. Many, many of his FORMER co-stars are on twitter telling people to back off HHK, that she did nothing wrong and what she did was courageous.
          3. He has not denied a single allegation.
          4. HHK has not denied any of this.

          I don’t know what kind of sick people there are out there to still not believe this to be true when all sign point to DUH! I’m sure ya’ll supported Chris Brown when he beat up Rihanna as well. RME

          • Louise Lorette

            Sorry you still have no proof!!

          • MrPrez

            Sorry, I base my opinions on facts, not my need to be an obsessive fangirl. Enjoy though hun! ;)

          • Louise Lorette

            I guess you are a fangirl.

          • MrPrez

            Wow! That’s a good one! Too bad it won’t bring back the groper! :)

          • Louise Lorette

            Love it. You have a nice day sweetie.

          • Anne Alvarez

            LAME, you are truly ignorant and easily manipulated. The KEYWORD is ALLEGEDLY meaning there is NO PROOF and no admission of guilt. Your opinions are just that an opinion, the fact remains that MIchael Muhney nor Hunter King have admitted to any of this? This may be the reason he was dismissed it doesn’t mean it’s TRUE! FACT THERE IS NO PROOF!

          • RedRiver38

            Why are you so hateful? Really, nasty stuff. Take a look in the mirror.

          • MrPrez

            I’m not the one fondling people 20 years younger than me. Nor am I sick enough in the head to defend someone that has done something like that. :)

          • KRH

            I’m not saying I don’t believe her, but you certainly took some liberties with those “facts”.

            1. He said that he’s been vocal about his dissatisfaction with the show and therefore was not surprised that he was let go, nothing else.

            2. Many of his former co stars are saying not to call her names, no one specifically said that they were taking anybody’s side.

            3. He actually did, although very cryptically, which is what he does if you’ve ever seen anything he’s ever Tweeted. However, if he believes he’s innocent, he probably has a lawyer and a publicist who would advise him not to speak about it publicity now.

            4. She hasn’t said anything at all, so, irrelevant.

            I can also conclude that something happened based on reality, not your twist on it, but the only real fact is that none of us know anything yet, but we all know we will later I’m sure. Your proclamation of his guilt based on limited facts is just as bad as those insisting that she’s lying. HHK has a right to have a positive environment at work, and apparently she felt uncomfortable which is why MM was fired, but that doesn’t automatically mean he’s a perv or a criminal or anything like that, it could have been a misunderstanding. Before you say that’s not possible, I’ve been around long enough to know that false accusations of sexual harassment happen, and not always maliciously. Not saying that this is the case here, but I’m reserving that judgment until I know more, as should you.

            The most unfortunate thing about this whole situation is that now it’s pretty much ensured that HHK has job security for as long as she wants it because TPTB would look like the jerks if they ever decided to fire her. I’m sure she’s a wonderful person, but her acting and her character are horrible. If MM ever gets another gig on daytime, I will willingly drop this mess they call Y&R for him and it. Not because I think he’s right and she’s wrong, but because I don’t think, especially based on what we do know, that he’s a horrible person or deserves to have his life ruined, and because firing MM was just one of many ways that Y&R is getting worse and worse.

            I catch it once in awhile now to see what is going on, and I think a lot of fans are like me, frustrated with this show and not JUST because MM was fired; the show can’t afford to lose such a popular character right now due to all the mistakes they’ve already made. Even if MM is completely guilty, it doesn’t change the fact that JFP is already ruining this show, so a just firing absolves her of nothing.

          • Fran Benson

            YOU are so right about the part that they will never get rid of her now. I have wanted the role of Summer to be recast since she took it over….because HK can’t act. They will never get rid of her now because they would be terrified that she would accuse them of only firing her because she accused a :Star” of sexual harassment…..and not for the fact that she can’t act worth a darn! Her voice is like nails on a chalk board…but now we will be stuck with her forevermore.

          • PaddieL

            IF something happened, why did it take six months to come out? I think trashing that young girl is sinful. MMs life is a mess. True, there are no winners here. MM is the best actor on the show and I think his firing will be the beginning of the end for Y&R. I think Victor was behind this. He is encouraging this young girl to get rid of his thorn in the side. It is a known fact that Victor hates MM as well as Jack and has come to near blows with both of them. Victor refuses to memorize his lines and MM is a perfectionist who comes to work sometimes hours early to memorize his lines and Victor adlibs and throws him for a loop. They are so afraid of Victor that he is the only one the crew has to put cue cards all over the set for him as he refuses to memorize his lines. Look at him…he is always looking off, rarely gives eye contact. He’s reading the cue cards. Not very professional. He has wanted MM fired for ages and saw his opportunity. I’m sure this young girl is sorry she ever stepped forward, but with Victor encouraging her, she mustered the courage after six months. I feel very badly for her as well. I just don’t understand why they didn’t just warn MM, suspend him without pay, give him a chance if there is any truth to this as there are no witnesses, everyone deserves a second chance. If she was so traumatized I just don’t understand why it took six months to complain. None of us have a clue as to what is really going on, so name calling is wrong, wrong, wrong as well as judgment. We all apparently love the show and lets hope and pray it goes on.

          • MrPrez

            You say that none of us really have a clue whats going on yet you say Eric Braeden (That’s his real name, not the soap character) encouraged a woman that was being fondled to report it? Umm how about she reported it because he was doing it on multiple occasions and because its disgusting and wrong? For someone that preaches about judgement you sure do lack a hell of a lot. Eileen Davidson all but confirmed what was going on as has Jerry Douglas. I suppose these two people who aren’t even on the show at the moment are also coming forward because of job security and not because Michael Muhney is a pervert that deserved what he got? Riiiiiight….

          • Sheryl

            Jerry Douglas said no such thing. I read his interview and he merely referred to Muhney as emotional and high-strung. (And he referenced that Bill Bell was probably turning in his grave, due to the scandal.) Your playing fast and loose with the “facts” is annoying. You should get your “facts” straight before you post, because the “fact” is that there are only two people who know what really happened–and you ain’t one of them.
            However, if you want to continue to defend King as blindly as the Muhney supporters are defending him, that is entirely your own decision….

          • PaddieL

            I just have trouble understanding why it took her six months to come forward. There still are no witnesses to anything that went on. Don’t we believe in innocent until proven guilty in this country? I honestly don’t care a hoot about any of their private lives, I just loved the show and am saddened that it will never be the same without all the great characters that have been written off. Since I don’t know any of them personally, Eric will always be Victor to me, etc. I can only relate to the character they play and Adam was the best actor on the show and made what has become a boring show, interesting. I will miss his character. And, I am saddened that a young girl is being attacked by the fans, I’m sure that is much more traumatizing than whatever happened six months ago.

          • Yvonne Johnson

            yeah it was about him being outspoken that got him in trouble not a sexual act, They didnt see it but she is a poor woman so lets stick up for her, If he did do that bad on him but sorry I still believe he is innocent and that does not make me bad or a sick person.

          • MrPrez

            Oh so I take it you work behind the scenes? What’s that? You don’t? Oh, right. So perhaps you shouldn’t be saying much of anything should you? ;)

          • Yvonne Johnson

            I read that did not say I was behind the scene, you dont have any facts I think you are a micheal hater

          • MrPrez

            Don’t believe everything you read from rabid fangirls. And I’m a pervert hater, which Michael Muhney falls into. So yeah! :)

          • RedRiver38

            My God. Now Muhney is Chris Brown. What a leap. Please, stop insulting others who may disagree with you.

          • MrPrez

            Both abused woman. One was sexually the other physically. Fair comparison, dontcha think? :D

  • Jackie B.

    The Executive Producer and the writers simply SUCK!

  • Harlee

    I’m so glad to see all the support coming from the cast. It took some time but than it came a flowing….kudos to cast members to rally around her.

    • MrPrez

      Agreed! Still sickening to see all these rabid MM fans spreading their ignorance all over the internet.

      • Louise Lorette

        When you have proof then you can took your horn and I’d toot right back

        • MrPrez

          Can I get a translator? I don’t speak rabid fangirl.

          • RedRiver38

            Insults don’t gain you supporters. It only brings hostility. Try to dial it back.

          • MrPrez

            I’m not looking for supporters. What would I need them for? The pervert was fired. End of story. Thanks for playing though! :D

  • Jes

    Okay, everyone. Bottom line, if he did anything wrong, he’s paying and will probably continue to pay. If she is being less than truthful, well then…you know what they say about karma. I think we can all agree that there is most likely much, much more to this story and, although it’s out there for us to discuss, the private details are really none of our business. We may never know exactly what happened and who was in the wrong, which is why we have no right to judge either individual.

    • MrPrez

      He got fired. She did not. End of discussion.

  • michael35

    If its true then I feel bad for her if not that’s just wrong. But lets lay this out on the line people these people do not care about their fans either way just look at the multitude on twitter alone who intentionally ignore their fans ironically the one that plays Kevin is one of many who does. These people do not know the meaning of being grateful or appreciative of the people who enjoy their work much less do they even comprehend the meaning of the word humility either.

    • dejaviewer

      Why does an actor on a television show owe you anything more than a good performance?

      • michael35

        Its called class that’s their problem they lack any.
        They should also be grateful they even have fans too begin with most people know the quickest way too lose someone that is a fan is too ignore that they even exist and just not care .

  • happysackacrap

    So let me get this straight….You’re 20 years old,in a business built on sex and fantasy,cute,tits flopping around,and a guy takes a shine to you?Someday baby you’ll WISH for such attention that MM allegedly gave you.Bunch of weak-willed,politically correct no-talents starring in the show all jumping on the bandwagon……..Sickening.

    • MrPrez

      Sickening is people like you worshipping a pervert and belittling a victim. And who would want the attention of a now unemployed actor thats married with children? Obviously no one! Bye Muhney! LOL

      • Yvonne Johnson

        nobody really knows what happens why has she not went to the police and filed charges and she did say fire MM or I will get the police involved so she kinda black mailed them also.

        • MrPrez

          Wow finally a response that isn’t attacking me! Not as much fun to respond to but I still will. And the answer: who knows. We don’t know anything other than he sexually harassed a 20 year old and was fired for it with no support from his cast mates. Other than a tribute video by whatsherface. That was disturbing.

          • Yvonne Johnson

            we dont know that hello its a he said she said situation

          • MrPrez

            You do realize there were witnesses to the groping? They don’t just fire somebody based on opinions. They investigate then determine with FACTS whether to fire somebody or not.

          • Yvonne Johnson

            who was the witness Mr EB he wanted MM off the show so that dont count.

        • Jenah4

          Most if not all companies have zero tolerance sexual misconduct policies. I am sure Y&R gladly fired MM as soon as they found out about this. Blackmailed? Girl, you have been watching soap operas for too long.

      • deej0123

        What was i thinking for writing this comment, because you know because you where there

        • MrPrez

          Umm huh? I can’t understand this mess.

          • deej0123

            What is it that you do not understand, except you are the judge and the juror of this indecent. You are just as worst as all the other people who he against Hunter. Wait to you get all the facts before you call him a pervert.

          • MrPrez

            Nope the judge and juror are the ones that investigated his pervertedness and came to the conclusion, with witnesses, that he is indeed a pervert. Verdict says FIRED! Haha!

          • deej0123

            Okay i get it you really don’t know what your talking about. You are reading the same thing that everyone else is reading, and no where in any articles that they had witnesses that seen him do it. You just want right on the message board, I have read every article unless you found one that no else seen but you. I get it you are a man hater, because you are forgetting that they also said they where having a fling, If this really happen she would have went to the police and press charges for assault. So this will be my last comment to you on this. if he is guilty he need to go to jail also not just get fired, If it is not true then she need to get fired also. that is it i’m done. you are a another nut job.

          • MrPrez

            Actually it was a nut job MM fan that started that rumor about the sexually abused girl. Paint the picture any way you want, you’re still trying to give a free pass to a disgusting, perverted pig. And generally in order to fire somebody for sexual harassment there has to be proof! i.e. witnesses, video, etc

      • RedRiver38

        Nice to see you so judgmental. I wonder if MrPrez has ever done anything that he’d not want splashed all over the internet. Hmmm….I wonder.

        • MrPrez

          Oh totally! Only I’m not in the public eye fondling other people in the public eye. Just my luck, huh?

  • deej0123

    From what i understood, she was just as guilty as he is. That’s if it is true that she was fooling around with him. So since we don’t have all the facts maybe everyone need to stop passing judgment. Also they where looking for excuse to fire him, and she gave Y&R what they need to let him go.

    • MrPrez

      From what you hear? Have you been drinking the delusional kool-aid as well? Pervy Muhney was fired for just that. The more you stans make a fuss the more you ruin what little of a career, if any that he has left. Tootles! ;D

      • RedRiver38

        You’re an hateful witch. Maybe they’ll burn you at the stake.

        • MrPrez

          Witches are girls. Guess that makes me a warlock? Bet you wish you were one so you could travel back in time and stop him from sexually harassing a 20 year old huh? ;D

          • Bexx

            Merlin? lol

    • Bexx

      There are no allegations against her, other than those being spewed by Muhney defenders.

      • deej0123

        This not coming from Muhney defenders, I think we all read the same thing and if he really did do what they said why did Y&R keep him on after she cam forward. Since this is a crime that he did, Y&R was suppose to report this to the police when a employee report a crime to them. It have way more to this story that will come out later.

  • RedRiver38

    Why did Muhney stay at Y&R? Apparently, the entire cast hated him. I can’t imagine working in that kind of hostile work environment when only one person, Sharon Case, actually liked him. The man was a glutton for punishment. No wonder he flipped.

    • MrPrez

      I feel more bad for the cast. Having to deal with an egotistical, perverted pig that not only lacked social skills but also lacked the intelligence to not try and get the head honcho (Eric Braeden) fired. Karma sure bit him, huh? ;)

  • Terri

    I have to laugh at all of the do-gooders who pick Hunter’s side of the story and yet…..there were no witnesses to this alledged attack. Appparently this attack took place at the beginning of Summer. Why wasn’t Michael fired at that point if he really did this? Why were the police not called? If Hunter didn’t want the police to the studio, then why didn’t she take herself to the police station and file a report? Because Michael and Eric had a few good fights where there were witnesses, all the rest of the actors except Sharon believe that he is guilty?? Hunter King did nothing to make this situation right and I DO believe that she teased him sexually. I am guessing that Michael has contacted his lawyer and that he will make his move after Jan 30. I do not believe he wouldEVER go back to that show. Hell I can’t even watch it now with that group of backstabbing people.

    • Bexx

      So you don’t believe the rumors about Muhney are true, but you know Hunter well enough to know she teased him sexually? Are you an idiot?

    • Jenah4

      You are a disgusting person. MM is a grown man with a reputation of being a jackass ( the SAME reason he was fired from Veronica Mars). I was a huge fan of his portrayal of Adam however, I refuse to not hold him accountable for his actions. What he did is despicable and I am surprised that rather than supporting Hunter, so many women are jumping to blame the victim. Hunter is a 20 year old girl, while Michael is a much older veteran of the show. What was she suppose to do to make it better? He used his status to intimate her. Even IF she did flirt with him or ” tease him sexually” ( you are a moron btw) that gives him NO right to cross the line, harass or make unwanted advances.