Former Veronica Mars star Michael Muhney, 38, has been fired after allegedly inappropriately touching his The Young & the Restless co-star, 20-year-old Hunter King. There are reports that Michael had not only touched Hunter more than once, but that he had also been constantly bullying and harassing her. It was also reported that Michael, who played Sheriff Don Lamb on the hit TV show Veronica Mars from 2004 to 2007, was earlier fired from that show. Although there are no reports about inappropriate touching, a source close to Veronica Mars’ production told TMZ that he was let go “partly because his ego was out of control.” According to sources Michael told everyone on set he was up for the lead role in Scrubs alongside Zach Braff but didn’t get it because he was “too good looking.” The final straw came when Michael leaked parts of the season finale online.
Michael, who played Adam Newman on The Young & the Restless, has been on the soap since 2009, when he took over the character from Chris Engen. Michael tweeted the news of his firing on December 17. His final episode will air January 30. ~Brie Davis