The Young And The Restless News: Doug Davidson FINALLY Admits Why He Won’t Come Back

The Young and the Restless star Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) is

finally opening up about the reason why he won’t come back on the show.

And it all boils down to money. Keep reading below for everything you need to know.

The Young and the Restless News: Doug Davidson FINALLY Admits Why He Won’t Come Back

Speaking to Soap Hub in a new interview, the actor admitted that there was a lot of confusion regarding the decision to let Doug go. He explained, “ Jill [Farren Phelps, who came on in 2012] and I had a really good working relationship. They made her hire her replacement. I guess her replacement was doing what Sony [Pictures Television, which produces Y&R] had issued. He was the one that made the decision [to take me off contract].”

Doug continued, “He had a history of cutting legendary characters from his shows. He made the claim that nobody has to know [I’d been fired]. I went to a producer three times that year in April, June, and another time. I was saying if he doesn’t write for me, it’s going to raise a red flag. I’m under my guarantee. I was told not to worry.”

The Young And The Restless News: Doug Davidson FINALLY Admits Why He Won’t Come Back

And while Doug says that there was some talk about bringing Paul back with casting director Daneille Unger and Executive Producer Josh Griffith, he just saw too many red flags to make that happen. He recalled, “They said, ‘Well, we will set the ball [in motion]. I’m sure we can [find] a middle ground and have this taken care of.’ I contacted my lawyer. He contacted Sony, and it was like they had no clue about [my talks with Josh and Danielle]. I felt there was a total disregard to my legal representation.”

The Young and the Restless News: Doug Wanted More Cash

Doug added that was the moment he decided to walk away from it all. He also alluded that his character Paul is worth more than many others on the show and that he didn’t get the compensation that he wanted. He added, “There are plenty of story wheels that would work. But that’s not the reason [I’m not there]. Paul is more expensive than Danny. That’s what it’s all about.”

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