One week ago today, TMZ reported that Michael Muhney was fired from CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” 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 Hunter King (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,” Kristoff St. John (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.
Following Eric Braeden‘s interview with Radar Online, Jerry Douglas has also spoken out on Michael Muhney‘s firing from “The Young and the Restless” and the subsequent scandal surrounding said firing. “I think Bill Bell ["Y&R" creator] would be turning in his grave,” the actor tells RumorFix.com in an interview published today.
Portraying the ghost of John Abbott on the soap, Douglas says, “[Muhney] was very respectful with me telling me how much he admired my word [Editor's Note: RumorFix used "word" when it likely meant "work"] and all of those nice compliments.”
On Friday, November 29, “The Young and the Restless’” Jerry Douglas (John Abbott) will be performing alongside comedian Rich Little at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, and again on Saturday, November 30, also with Little, Douglas will be performing at The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Showtimes for both events will be at 8:00 PM.
For details on both events, see below:
Address: 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
For more information: www.canyonclub.net
About The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills
Cost: From $35 – $100
Address: 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
For more information: www.sabantheatre.org
Senior Concerns is hosting the 28th annual Ultimate Dining Experience this month, and it’s truly going to be ultimate, as “The Young and the Restless’” Jerry Douglas (ex-John Abbott) and his wife, Kym (a beauty expert seen on shows like ‘The View,’ ‘The Doctors’ and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’), are co-hosting this year’s event!
The dining experience, which takes place Sunday, September 15, begins with chef’s samplings along with beer and wine tastings, followed by a three-course dinner showcasing creations from Hyatt Westlake Plaza, I’d Rather Be Baking, Mastros, May’s Kitchen, North Ranch Country Club, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Westlake Culinary Institute and the Westlake Village Inn.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Senior Concerns official website.