It looks like the #MeToo movement is about to rock the daytime television world, starting with the hit CBS soap, The Young and the Restless.
There are new reports that suggest several crew members are looking to file a lawsuit against executive producer and writer Mal Young, citing both verbal and other abuses behind the scenes. If that weren’t enough, the report also says that Sony exec Steve Kent might be targeted by the lawsuit, too.
Apparently, the abuse has been going on for several years now and has only gotten worse in the last few months. Some women say that they’ve been verbally abused so bad that it brought them to tears.
One source close to the situation told Highlight Hollywood, “Mal is over his head in this position, and he is not easy to work with as well. And very abusive toward any female writers. There are also whispers that suggest bringing back Josh Griffith to The Young and the Restless was a huge mistake, according to insiders.
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Highlight Hollywood’s source added, “Yes, Sony and CBS are aware that major lawsuits are being prepared in this town and they will be leveled at Steve [Kent] and Mal Young. A very respected, honorable woman who has worked for the show for years is on her way out, and she is so emotionally traumatized by her alleged treatment, which included alleged sexual harassment as well as verbal abuse, that she feels she can no longer even work in the daytime industry anymore.”
So far neither Mal Young nor Steve Kent have made any comments about the accusation. What’s more, it’s unknown if any of the stars of The Young and the Restless were also verbally abused.
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