‘Y&R’ Alum Michael Muhney Tells Fans to ‘Stop’

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While Hunter King‘s return as Summer Newman on “The Young and the Restless” was met with mostly positive reviews yesterday, it also sparked a few negative responses from fans of King’s former co-star Michael Muhney (ex-Adam Newman).

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In response to the comments hitting his timeline yesterday upon King’s reprisal of her character on the soap for the first time since 2016, Muhney said, “Let me be absolutely clear: People sending hateful tweets to @HunterHaleyKing about me must STOP.” He added, “That internet rumor was FALSE. It never happened. She NEVER made those accusations. She’s a talented actress, let her do her job without this nonsense. Spread love, not hate.”

It was in January 2014 when TMZ reported that Muhney was fired from the soap over an alleged groping incident involving a female co-star, later identified as King. The actor denied the allegations, saying, “It was only a salacious rumor.”

Since exiting “Y&R,” Muhney has appeared in an episode of “The Good Doctor” and the TV movie “Correcting Christmas.” He also starred in the films “Search Engines” and “The Track.”