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This applies to all EP’s, producers, writers, actors, etc who “allegedly” (in parentheticals to keep this from getting too ugly) had/have history of abuse of power, shady happenings with female actors, etc. 

 

The first person that always comes to my mind on this topic is Paul Rauch. Some fabulous soap historian here I’m sure can list all the allegations and rumors, re: Louise Sorel, Robin Strasser, Maeve Kinkead, Toby Poser, etc. 

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I know Brenda Dickson is a bit of a "character" IRL, but I tend to believe that Ed Scott and a few others from BTS intended to sabotage her at Y&R and succeeded....if Jeanne Cooper confirms in her book there was some truth to what BD said, then she's definitely a victim of shady happenings...JC herself had to deal with Ed Scott not treating her right on the show too. 

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1 hour ago, YRfan23 said:

I know Brenda Dickson is a bit of a "character" IRL, but I tend to believe that Ed Scott and a few others from BTS intended to sabotage her at Y&R and succeeded....if Jeanne Cooper confirms in her book there was some truth to what BD said, then she's definitely a victim of shady happenings...JC herself had to deal with Ed Scott not treating her right on the show too. 

I read somewhere that Ed Scott wanted rid of the Katherine Chancellor character. That may explain why Melody Thomas Scott (who had wed Ed in 1985) stopped speaking to her for several years.

 

I have also heard some not so nice things about John Conboy. A lot of people rumored Conboy had several actor boy toys on his shows. JC was really close to Donna Mills and went frequently to events with her.

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5 minutes ago, NothinButAttitude said:

Didn't Cady McClain state on Twitter sometime this year that John McCook do something offensive to her too back in the day at a CBS party?

Patting her bottom I believe. Was Cady the only one?  I seem to remember there were more, but can't swear to it.

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1 minute ago, Juliajms said:

Patting her bottom I believe. Was Cady the only one?  I seem to remember there were more, but can't swear to it.

 

Wouldn't be surprised. I've always felt that he played the character of sleazy ass Eric Forrester all too well...<_<

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Perspective is key.  If the shows had the rating they did even 15 years ago, any of these infractions would matter more.

 

Tony Geary said in an interview once that he did love scenes nude back in the day and very few complained.  That would not fly today.

 

I think Victoria Rowell’s issues with her show would get a different response today too.

 

JFP firing an actress on maternity leave would be a much bigger deal today.

 

Rauch certainly had had more than one issue, didn’t he.  Has Sorel ever spoken about what happened?

 

Have there been any rumors about Frank Valentini and the bevy of boys he has hired as an ep?  

 

I remember people speculating quite a lot about Conboy when he took over GL, especially when he cast that blond kid and the entire younger storyline revolved around him and his baseball playing.

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4 minutes ago, titan1978 said:

 

I remeber people speculating quite a lot about Conboy when he took over GL, especially when he cast that blond kid and the entire younger storyline revolved around him and his baseball playing.

yeah replacing Billy Kay with Marty West as Shane Lewis. And they did a very butt shot with him

Billy Kay

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Marty West

 

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West sort of resembles Guy Wilson

 

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Was Marty West really on GL all the way through early 2006? I skipped so very much of the show in those years but I did not remember that.

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1 minute ago, DRW50 said:

Was Marty West really on GL all the way through early 2006? I skipped so very much of the show in those years but I did not remember that.

No he began in Feb 2003 and left in August 2004

 

IMDB has that wrong

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1 hour ago, titan1978 said:

Have there been any rumors about Frank Valentini and the bevy of boys he has hired as an ep?  

I don't know about rumors, but the idea of having actors audition in their underwear hopefully wouldn't fly today.

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Conboy was said to of had a thing for blonde guys and often cast them. Did Eric Braeden have a hand in getting rid of Conboy ? Wes Kenney was brought in 1982 and Conboy moved over to Capitol. I also read Conboy felt Y&R was getting stale and in a power play tried to take control of the show away from Bill Bell and tried to get CBS to fire him. 

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2 minutes ago, Paul Raven said:

Doubt that back in 82 EB had that kind of influence.

The reason I asked was, EB did an interview and said when he first started he had a problem with the EP of Y&R and he said they fired him and got a new one. I assumed it was JC.

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