The Young and the Restless’ Star Makes Big Sugar Daddy Mistake

older_man_younger_woman_january6_14For older men who are try­ing to get the atten­tion of a beau­ti­ful younger woman, here’s a bit of celebrity news on how not to go about it, cour­tesy of The Young and the Rest­less star Michael Muh­ney. The 38-year-old actor, who plays Adam New­man on the iconic soap opera, was recently fired after his 20-year-old co-star, Hunter King (who plays the role of Sum­mer), accused him of harassment—she report­edly told exec­u­tives that he groped her breasts on two sep­a­rate occa­sions, and both inci­dents were unso­licited and unwelcome.

The news of his sud­den depar­ture from the show was ini­tially blamed on his “out­spo­ken nature,” but new reports are claim­ing the sex­ual harass­ment alle­ga­tions, which are still unsub­stan­ti­ated, are really what led to his dis­missal. Muh­ney also admit­ted him­self after he was let go that he “sus­pected it could hap­pen” because of his inap­pro­pri­ate behav­ior on set, adding, “Some­times I’ve walked around with a big back­pack of hubris.”

What’s espe­cially sur­pris­ing about this celebrity scan­dal is that Muh­ney has always por­trayed him­self as a fam­ily man off-set—he’s been mar­ried for 13 years and he and his wife have three kids together.

Fans of the soap opera are said to be out­raged at the news of his dis­missal, and despite the scan­dal sur­round­ing his inap­pro­pri­ate behav­ior, they’re plan­ning to protest the replace­ment of his char­ac­ter on the show. We won­der if his wife and kids will be as forgiving.

What do you think: Should Michael Muh­ney have been able to keep his job until the accu­sa­tions were proven to be true?


Ziegler, L., “Michael Muhney’s dis­missal from The Young and the Rest­less linked to grop­ing claims,” The Syd­ney Morn­ing Her­ald web site, Jan­u­ary 6, 2014;

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