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The Young & The Restless' Former Showrunner Expresses Disdain For Michael Muhney's Inappropriate Groping

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The drama continues!

After Michael Muhney was let go from The Young & The Restless his legion of fans went cray cray!

Even saying they were going to stop watching the show after Michael departs from the soap on January 30th!

But amidst all the dramz, TYATR's former producer AND the person who fired Michael, Maria Arena Bell, spoke out to Highlight Hollywood about the situation.

She said:

"Frankly he should have been let go months before because of his behind the scenes actions. It’s still a loss for the fans. Instead of acting quickly they tried to turn the fans against the character of Adam. Bad move. And they should not recast right away now. It’s too damaged.”

It is a loss for the fans, but this kind of behavior cannot be condoned!

She also added:

“I think they should have taken immediate action. They didn’t. Whatever happened, they need to protect the safety of the cast.”

Maria is right, the higher ups should've done something right away after being alerted of his harassing ways the first time!

How many times must someone be bullied and harassed before actions are taken?

Obviously one too many.

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

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8 comments to “The Young & The Restless' Former Showrunner Expresses Disdain For Michael Muhney's Inappropriate Groping”

  1. Jacki1 says – reply to this


    WHATEVER BELL!!!! YOU are just trying to cover your butt!!! I have been watching Y&R since I was 10 years old, I am now 42. I have never liked a character more than Micheal plays Adam. I am a profession and do not watch much tv but I pvr my Y&R everyday. NO MORE….It is a really sad day for me. I have SO upset that you have fired Micheal…there i always two sides to every story. Its bullshit. If he was that bad he would have been gone long ago. The show is so predictable…I cannot stand it any longer.

  2. Kristen says – reply to this


    Maria Arena Bell did not fire Michael Muhney. She hired Muhney back in 2009. In fact, Maria Bell hasn't been at the helm of Y&R in well over a year. Jill Farren Phelps now runs Y&R and she is the one who fired Muhney. It's called research, Perez.

  3. tori says – reply to this


    I'd like to know what proof they have,Michael is a loving family man. There has to be proof besides someones word for me to believe it. Anyone can say anything,that doesn't mean it's true!

  4. Derek Adams says – reply to this


    This guy has been working in the business for over a decade. If this is true there would be other incidents. I suspect that is not. And that this girl is lying.

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Derek Adams – Apparently there were, and quite a few according to a gossip competitor who is a lawyer and so does his homework.

  6. Grace12_34 says – reply to this


    The "proof" they have is that Michael is NOT filing a libel suit against anyone.

    I adore the guy, but if it looks like a pig and smells like a pig, THEN IT'S A PIG!!!!

  7. BF says – reply to this


    I'm upset with Y&R anyhow. Can't they come up with some new story line. Now Jill is kidnapped. I think everyone has been kidnapped at one time or other. And I like Adam. Too bad he has to go. I probably will stop watching Y&R now too.

  8. Delphlan says – reply to this


    I feel sad knowing Adam won't be in Y&R anymore..He is the best on the program, without him the show will be boring Victor and Jack. Victor is the person who should go, He just make me sick in my stomach. I love Adam.