Braeden, whos played Victor Newman on The Young And The Restless for nearly 30 years, is abruptly leaving the daytime soap.
Corporate suits recently broke their contract with Braeden and demanded he take a pay cut or walk, and he opted for the latter.
His final episode airs November 2, but its hardly closure.
Braeden admits to being completely blind-sided by the ordeal, especially because hes been so loyal to the soap.
In fact, two years ago he voluntarily took a pay cut so the show could continue filming.
While Braeden is appalled by his treatment, in a way, hes also over it.
Hes stopped caring about Victor Newman, despite having deep respect for his cast and crew.
Still, he wishes his iconic character could have a better send-off perhaps with a final steamy love triangle though hes never thought much about his departure until now.
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