Multiple sources connected to the show tell TMZ ... 38-year-old Muhney allegedly bullied and harassed 20-year-old Hunter King, who plays Summer on the show. She went to higher-ups and complained recently Muhney had fondled her breasts on 2 occasions -- and she said both were unsolicited and unwanted.On December 17, Muhney announced on Twitter that he had been let go from Y&R.
"I'm so sorry," he wrote. "It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R. My last day on set is this Thursday. My last air date will be Jan 30th. I'm going to take some private time with my wife & kids, as I am most concerned for their well-being…I have 3 final episodes to film, and because they are my last, I will be giving it everything I have. More details will follow... #xoxoxo"
Our sources have told us from the beginning that Muhney's exit was a human resources issues. If true, he can not return to Y&R or work for Sony Pictures Television (which also produces DAYS OF OUR LIVES) despite vocal fan protests. Muhney fans are are threatening to boycott the soap.
Muhney's last airdate is currently scheduled for January 30th.