Michael Muhney may be a fan favorite thanks to his portrayal of Adam Newman on “The Young and the Restless” but, if reports pouring in are to be believed, he’s always been a problem on the set – and we’re not talking only about the popular CBS soap opera.
The general belief is that producers fired him from the show because he harassed and fondled co-star Hunter King, who complained to the bosses and even might have demanded that he be fired on the spot.
Fans are having a hard time believing that he might have misbehaved so badly, especially since the 38-year-old actor is married and has 3 kids at home. But TMZ reports that this is really what happened and claims that clues to his behavior were noticeable earlier on in his career.
For instance, the e-zine says, Muhney had a role on “Veronica Mars” but he was killed off because he was a nuisance on set, getting on everyone’s nerves. His death scene is embedded in the video below.
Then, he was supposed to co-star with Zach Braff in “Scrubs” but he eventually lost the part because they didn’t have the right chemistry. Muhney reportedly told people afterwards that he was too handsome for Braff.
“I'm not a fan of Michael's. He had a VERY strong sense of self,” a spy says for TMZ, with the e-zine adding that, “We're told the consensus was... his personality was just really tough to take.”
However, not everybody is rushing to kick Michael now that he’s gotten the axe from the popular soap-opera. Jenna Zablocki starred with him in “The Portal” and she says that “He was a gentleman, professional, and a really cool guy.”
Meanwhile, Muhney himself is keeping mum on the controversy, even though it’s clear that most fans would rather stop watching “The Young and the Restless” altogether than get to see the Adam role recast with another actor. Hunter King has also been unavailable for comment.