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Michael Muhney Breaks His Silence

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It’s been almost six months since “’” (ex-Adam Newman) was let go from the show reportedly due to sexual harassment accusations, and after months of keeping mum following the controversy, Muhney has finally broken his silence with a simple, positive Twitter message.

On Monday, April 28, the actor wrote: “Lotta good people in this world. I’m thankful each and every day for the overwhelming love.”

The last time the actor spoke out was in January, following the rumors that he’d groped a co-star. “Benjamin Franklin said it best: ‘Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see,’” he wrote.

At this time, it’s still unclear whether or not the sexual harassment accusations launched against the actor are true or sensationalized. “Y&R,” Sony and CBS haven’t publicly commented on those specific details of the situation.

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  • Linda

    Y&R said they listened to the fans and signed Casie to a contract. Are they deaf,dumb,and blind not to hear MM fans demanding him back. The decline in ratings speak for themselves. Bring MM back!

    • Sally VanDyke

      Sorry, he will never return to Y&R. And why would he? He’d have to be crazy to go back to CBS, Sony, Y&R and JFP.
      Whatever happened, and we’ll probably never know the full, true story, he’s better off biding his time and moving on to something else.

    • Herekittiez

      You mean Cameryn Grimes?

    • Bexx

      Thing is, there is a portion of fans that CBS is ignoring. Those fans are the Michael Muhney fans. The very same fans who are boycotting, the same ones who want the show to be cancelled, while simultaneously begging for his return.

    • Jackson M

      CBS doesn’t care unless the ratings fall. Well, they better start caring now. The show has lost over 20% of its audience since 1.30.14. That’s substantial.

  • Bexx

    Breaks his silence? SON please don’t excite me with the possibility of him finally apologizing for abusing Hunter.

    • Dean Stacy Sullivan

      He doesn’t need to apology because he didn’t DO IT.

      • Bexx

        You know this how? Other than watching him play a character on TV, and reading his Tweets, what do you know of him? Do tell us how many years you two have been acquainted?

        • Dean Stacy Sullivan

          Boy you are something else so how long have you been acquainted with Hunter King? I do beleive him.And all that matters is his wife does.He is better off with out working for Y and R.Nobody seen anything not even who he worked with.I will still watch Y and R but if he goes to another willrecord it.Maybe he will go to General Hospital like Michelle did.

          • RedRiver38

            Dean, this guy Bexx is a true jerk. He’s a liar and provokes people based on his fantasy that he knows everything. He’s all that’s wrong in this country and online. They are called Trolls and bullies.

          • Bexx

            Why do you believe him as oppose to her? Why do you smear Hunter’s name, yet you do not know her personally. See how that works. The very same thing you are accusing me of doing, is what you are guilty of yourself. YOU saw nothing, yet some how you made up this story that Hunter thew herself onto him, and he rejected her, so she made up the story.

            I hope he does go to GH because ABC is the only network that would take someone like him, and his lunatic fans.

    • Herekittiez

      Prove to MM fanbase that he did what he did to HHK. You can’t therefor, you are WRONG.

      • Bexx

        I don’t have to prove anything to you or his fans. If you want proof then go ask Sony and CBS for it. They had reason, and what ever the reason was, it was enough to show him the door.

        • RedRiver38

          Because JFP and Braeden wanted him gone. Braeden’s own words show how much he hated MM. He’s your Pied Piper and you’re a rat.

          • Bexx

            JFP wanted him gone, yet Muhney publicly stated it was not her fault?

  • New Ol’Lady

    If I were in Michael Muhney’s shoes, I would not return to Y&R. There is nothing there for him. He’s talented, he will find better work more suited to his ability. Whether the purported accusation made by Hunter King is true, he has paid a price for being on the show in front of a Phelps-sanctioned firing squad.

    • Andrew Hass

      I thought Muhney said a few months ago that him been fired had nothing to do with Phelps and it may have come from above her.So Phelps wanted him to stay but she got overruled by her bosses at CBS and Sony.As for Muhney himself i think it’s nice that he’s thanking the people who supported him but eventually he’s going to have to say he didn’t do what he was accused of or admit he was guilty.Any soap or show that he may audition for later may want to know if he’s innocent or guilty to protect themselves.

    • Bexx

      Shrouded in delusion. Muhney won’t be returning because CBS nor Sony want him back. And do stop blaming Jill, she had nothing to do with his firing. He crossed the ultimate line and Sony reprimanded him by ending his employment. Simple.

      • Dean Stacy Sullivan

        No he didn’t innonce till proven guilty no police report did any of you see him do it.Its easy to blambe someone when ur not there.

        • Bexx

          Did you see Hunter come on to him as you claim she did?

          • RedRiver38

            Any you didn’t? Please, you don’t know anything. You just want it to be true because you hate the man.

  • Amy

    He’s a POS that couldn’t keep his hands to himself and was fired. No soap will have him and let’s be honest,he’s past his “experation” where prime time and/or movies are concerned.
    Let the crazy cat ladies that stand behind continue to sooth his ego b/c no one else cares.

    • Dean Stacy Sullivan

      Did you see him do this no!! The King girl was turned down l robably because she got fresh with him and she wanted to be upfront on the show and with him on show she wasn’t getting many scenes.And Eric just because he’s ben on show so long he can get by with anything which he does and as victor too.His wife beleives in him and his. Mother and sister and that’s what matters.Never did a police report because they only had her word against Michael.What happened innonce till proven guility!!! I beleive him and he’s better off without Y and R if they going to treat him that way.He might go to GH just like Michelle ( phyllis) did and maybe others will too!!

      • Bexx

        In no uncertain terms do you deny his innocence based on your own gut feeling, yet you have tangible proof that Hunter came on to him? What do you know of Hunter’s character that leads you to believe she’s the type of the girl that would come on to a married man? YOU are guilty of doing the very same thing you claim to be against. Please don’t unleash your children on to the rest of the world.

        • RedRiver38

          And you do? There are tweets from her to him that show her infatuation with him. You don’t know anything, but are the first to spread lies. I’d hate to have you sit in judgment of anything, you bigot. Please, don’t have children. There’s enough hate in this world already.

    • RedRiver38

      Amy, you’re the POS. End of story. You have no idea what you’re talking about. Go sign up for Weight Watchers and do something positive with your pathetic little life.

    • RedRiver38

      POS? Nice talk. I hardly think you’re one to judge anybody with that mouth.

    • sherwood

      Wow, you were there? Where’s your proof? TMZ smears, give me a break. He’s a great actor. There’s no “expiration” in Hollywood.

    • Herekittiez

      The only POS is the POS that just posted this. You have absolutely NO proof he did it..;) so shut up!!

  • Patrick Ferrando

    He was FIRED. Not because CBS didn’t like him…but for CAUSE. That means he won’t be back. You don’t rehire someone you fire that was a problem behind the scenes. He’s NOT coming back. People don’t admit what’s happened here. Good lord.

    • Wayne

      He was the “biggest” star on the show …. He SHOULD be coming back. Good Lord.

      • Bexx

        The biggest star according to you. You don’t speak for anyone but yourself.

        • sherwood

          He speaks for millions Bexx. You, on the other hand speak for yourself. Smear is your name and it’s ruined every time you post.

          • Bexx

            So basically you are sheep, laying around waiting for orders from a former soap actor?

          • sherwood

            Any you take your marching orders from Braeden and his stormtroopers Bexx. Haters like you are done. You are exposed for the scum that you are.

          • Bexx

            LOL Braeden storm troopers? Who’s the paranoid one? Do keep it up, I can only imagine what your vulgar insults will lead to.

          • sherwood

            Vulgar? I’m vulgar? You’re out of your shrunken little brain. You’re filth and hate. I can’t imagine anyone ever having anything to do with you. Vile.

          • Bexx

            With your fifth grade name calling? Why would I want anything to do with people on the internet? You really care a lot about what anonymous people think of you. You poor dear.

        • RedRiver38

          You’re a tool Bexx. Go take your hate elsewhere. Post about something you know about, like lying and smearing people.

    • Harlee

      Geez, as Dorothy it takes a house to fall on them but again maybe they were dropped on their heads as babies.

    • livewire

      Uh, actually they DO rehire actors they have fired before. The current Billy was fired, he didn’t “walk” away. JFP is the one who rehired him. There are other actors on the show that were fired/let go. California is an at will employment state, so even if someone has a contract, they can still be fired. Just as anyone with a contract can quit. It doesn’t mean there won’t be some fiscal penalties that go along with it.

      Also IF the allegations were true he would have been arrested & charged by now. In California what is being alleged is criminal sexual battery & criminal assault. Both are felonies in L.A. county.

      Fee free to utilize the Freedom of Information Act to see if there are charges pending. As a retired Police Officer I can tell you that I would not sit six months on an arrest warrant. Also JFP, and the execs at Sony/CBS Daytime can be charged as accessories after the fact for not turning him in as soon as they knew of the alleged csb/csa.

      The irrefutable fact remains 1.5 million fans are no longer watching Y & R.
      Anywhere MM goes the fans will follow. Just the same with Billy Miller. ;-)

  • Donna

    Ok so we are all nuts according to some of you because we support MM…but what about your nasty comments -disparaging a man without solid proof! All involved have kept quiet about the situation. I chose to believe his innocence until proven not (which I doubt he is guilty) I do it without nasty silly comments to HK or JFP…I love MM as Adam but don’t think he would return just on principal alone.

    • Tanya

      I agree with you the nasty comments about both parties are horrible.

  • Pauline

    there were many accusations against MM. Not just for being “handy”. so I just wish they would put this to rest and move on.

    • RedRiver38

      Eric Braeden hated MM and wanted him gone. The old Nazi gets what he demands. End of story.

      • Herekittiez

        He was the BEST, as he was nominated for an Emmy. But being the classy guy he is he withdrew his name from the Nomination. that shows you how much this ARTICLE or REPORTER knows..:)

        • Bexx

          Classy….

          • sherwood

            You know nothing about class. You have none.

          • Bexx

            I do however have enough good sense to stick to one username.

          • sherwood

            What’s that supposed to mean? You are truly pathetic and paranoid.

        • Herekittiez

          Bexx, since i cant reply to you directly, define CLASSY? He’s just trying not to stir the pot, not sure what you’re implying? So many people already stirring up enough negative bs and lies.

    • sherwood

      The fact that the audience hasn’t “moved on” is a testament to how popular Michael Muhney is. Other egotistical actors, like Braeden, Thomas, Douglas, and St. James were obviously unhappy with that fact, so they smeared him. Bring him back.

  • David M

    Funny, why is this story on SON? I don’t remember an actor’s tweets being covered as news. I guess Michael Muhney is a really popular actor. What other actor would get this kind of attention?

  • Emily27

    Am I missing something? Headline says MM Breaks his Silence. That’s it? If he did break his silence, what did he say?

    • Herekittiez

      He didn’t BREAK his silence. He said he was thankful for his fanbase. that’s bout it. people are reading way too much into it. Leavethe man alone.

      • Fred

        His lawyers are doing the talking for him behind closed doors.

        • Bexx

          Yet you seem privy to this information? His lawyers just decided to clue in you, or did you read that on a message board?

          • RedRiver38

            Tell us Bexx. How did you get to be such a jerk? Did you go to troll school?

          • Bexx

            If what I say about Muhney pisses you off, then it was tuition well spent.

          • sherwood

            Why do you come here at all? You must have a pathetic little life to just post garbage all day and insult people who wanted to express their own thoughts without jerks like you talking trash.

          • Bexx

            Take a look at yourself, ya hypocrite.

          • sherwood

            Take look at yourself, ya troll.

          • Bexx

            God, you are so unoriginal, and so boring.

    • Andrew Hass

      I don’t get it either.So Michael wants to thank his supporters but where’s his side of the story.Eventually he’s going to have to say something about what reportedly happened between him and Hunter.Plus even if another soap wants to hire him they may not as long as this controversy is still going on.

    • Tanya

      This title is misleading…They are talking about him posting on twitter after a long absence. Every time he tweets something articles like this pop up for some reason. It is sad that they have nothing better to report really.

    • Vera Robinson

      Nothing!#

  • Herekittiez

    This is news we already know. Why is this even considered an article, let alone BREAKING news? smdh

  • Shirls S♥

    Miss you Michael Muhney Y&R will never be the same without you:(

    • Bexx

      You’re right! It’s now a safe environment for the women.

      • RedRiver38

        Obviously, you were there, right? I love to read posts from a slander scum like you. You must work for TMZ. Where’s your proof…..crickets.

        • Fred

          Bexx is a Muhney hater. Probably also was rejected By him so tries to destroy his reputation.

          • Bexx

            So your answer to the negativity is that I must have thrown myself at him? Explain why you hate women?

          • RedRiver38

            Explain why you come here and stir crap up. Go take a shower and go get a job.

          • Bexx

            If you’re upset by me expressing an alternate point of view, you should stay off the internet.

          • sherwood

            You don’t express anything but hate and insults. That’s trash talking from a bully and troll. You’re all of that and more.

  • http://edebrew.mydevryportfolio.com/ Ernest

    I believe that he will return as Adam Newman in the summer or fall this year.

    • Bexx

      Thats a nice dream you’ve got there.

      • RedRiver38

        You are everyone’s nightmare.

        • Bexx

          How many usernames are you using today?

          • RedRiver38

            I’ve got one, but your name is mud here. Fly off on your broom.

    • Tanya

      I am a MM fan so I understand why you want him back.but he is not returning this summer or any other summer. The part has been recast and it is time for everyone to accept that as hard as it is to accept.

      • lisa

        Whatever, I am so glad that you know everything what a priviledge this must be for you!!!

      • Herekittiez

        What proof do you have that the part has been recast? It hasn’t been recast, as of yet..;)

  • Chadamfan

    Bring Michael Muhney back as Adam Newman! I hear the show really sucks these days. I haven’t watched for all these months! MM is the BEST!

    • RedRiver38

      Totally agree.

  • Sher

    I don’t believe that Michael needs to say anything about the ridiculous rumours – I’m sure he has good reasons for not commenting – and his denial of such hogwash would simply add more fuel to that fire – doubters of his innocence will remain doubters, no matter what he says – he simply needs to let it fade away. He will move on to bigger and better things

    • Bexx

      This is never going to fade away, no matter what he does, simple because there will always be people out there that believe he is guilty. Any network that takes a chance on him will alienate a portion of their viewers. Viewers who will question why a man with his history is allowed employment there. He might have had options, had he chosen to fully deny the allegations, rather than pretend it never existed.

      • RedRiver38

        Ridiculous, if that were the case Robert Downey Jr and Charlie Sheen would be unemployable in Hollywood. They’ve done far worse than anything MM has been accused of. He was never charged with anything. Smears by TMZ and a groups of haters won’t change his career. Soap fans are a very small audience that most of Hollywood makes fun of.

        • Fred

          And the soap audience gets smaller every day thanks to JFP and her merry band of soap killer hack writers.

          • Bexx

            You are no longer a viewer! What happens to YR is no longer your business.

        • sherwood

          Totally agree. Consider the source.

        • Bexx

          Are you really comparing RDJ to Muhney? LMAO I knew you were bat poop crazy. When Muhney starts making millions for Hollywood, his past might then be forgotten.

          • RedRiver38

            You are a total loser. Go back into the cesspool you crawled out of.

  • Sassafrass

    So, MM spent a nice day with Rove McManus, and they both tweeted about how “delightful” it was to get the kids and families together. Yes, MM is loved by his friends and family. Not surprising, hardly newsworthy, and has absolutely nothing to do with Y&R. Won’t be surprised if GH picks him up, given his knack for comedy. Show already looked like an assembled cast of ex-CBS all-stars, and now Michelle Stafford to boot, sheesh. ABC won’t care about the alleged incidents at Y&R because he kept his mouth shut, unlike, say, Victoria Rowell, who will certainly never work in daytime again. Networks don’t like it when real life becomes a bigger drama than the show, but the guy obviously has a huge fan base and that literally counts for something in the almighty ratings game.

    • Bexx

      Adulterers have friends and family who still love them despite their transgressions. I too wouldn’t be surprised if GH offered him a contract, ABC is the only network that wouldn’t care whether or not he assaulted a young woman. He kept his mouth shut, because he couldn’t deny the accusations. I’m pretty sure Sony isn’t the sort of company that would roll over when their name is sullied by a former terminated employee. He does has fans, but even even serial killers have admirers.

  • Daron French

    As the more research I’ve been doing on the behind-the-scenes interviews the less I believe these groping allegations.I think there lies.

  • dee

    Days of Our Lives should pick up Michael Muhney as a replacement for EJ – he is leaving the show. Wow, would Days rake in massive viewers. Hope someone from Days is eyeing him. Brilliant pick for Stefano’s son!!

  • Pj Blue

    I miss this guy, he was the best Adam miss ya, please let this crap be not you, she is a kid, an if this is true, get some help please, <3

  • iamreasoning

    Why not do some directing or something? Come up with some other projects. Also try some foreign film projects. Also, try to get some parts in movies.

  • iamreasoning

    Also, why not apologize for any impropriety that could have been considered by another party as harassment. Maybe that will make other people take an interest in him as an actor and seriously believe that he has done some soul searching. Think about people who get out on parole, they have to appear remorseful and convince a committee they have learned their lesson, and they will not be a menace to society.

  • Patricia

    I really hate the thought of it if it is true I really loved adam and chelsea together. Loved seeing the soft side of Adam, miss him.

  • Josey

    This soap lost it’s umph. They can try all the story lines they want — too boring ! Michael was the best at Adam Newman — I also miss Billy Miller — two great young actors – I surely do miss

  • EC

    The allegations first surfaced on a message board by an unidentified person and then picked up by media. I don’t believe thy were true. There was no confirmation by Hunter King or by CBS/Sony. Wouldn’t surprise me if MM has negotiated a settlement with CBS/Sony for
    the false allegations and the resulting negative press that could
    impact his ability to get a job. MM would not have given an exit interview immediately after he was fired if he was accused of harassment, his lawyers would have told him to keep quiet.

    We did learn over the last several months that he and Eric Braeden, “the star of the show”, did not get along and that MM was disliked by some senior cast members. MM was known to take his job seriously and became frustrated when his cast mates came unprepared to set. EB confirmed he got into a physical fight and shouting matches with MM and that MM
    “was on a campaign” to have him fired. EB even said that on MM’s last
    day of taping he apologized to EB for “his ambition and his desire to
    become the guy, the young lion, pushing away the old lion. He was
    contrite and apologized for several things that he had said and done”.

    When
    MM gave his exit interview he said “Part of me feels this is because
    I’ve always been outspoken, and sometimes I’ve been too outspoken.
    Sometimes I’ve walked around with a big backpack full of hubris. That is
    entirely on me. CBS, Sony, and Jill Phelps are not to blame for that.”

  • Diamond Lil

    if Michael did in fact did grope King, then he deserves to be punished. However, I don’t believe he would be that stupid to do this. I’ll explain what I think is something to think about.. By the mere fact that Jill Phelps is accusing him of sexual harassment, it makes her just as guilty as Michael because she failed to inform the proper authorities about this alleged serious act against a co-worker. She apparently is holding back evidence of a serious nature by not reporting it to the local Police. Now, doesn’t that make u people that are so quick to judge Michael wonder if this is true or not? She should either report him, or give him back his job. The only other possible reason she failed to report him is because she’s afraid of the bad publicity and/or afraid of losing her job.