For the first time in his 36-year history in Genoa City, The Young and the Restless' Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) just may have to pay for his devilish crimes. Or will he? The Machiavellian miscreant is about to be ousted as CEO of Newman Enterprises, and pretty much every member of his family will soon be testifying against him in court after he's charged with kidnapping and fraud. But Braeden says his alter ego will fight like hell to defend himself... as usual!
The actor tells TV Insider that the events set to play out in the coming weeks will "test Victor as never before," but he'll remain true to himself, even if it means disowning his entire family.
"You have to remember that Victor was left on the doorstep of an orphanage at the age of seven, abandoned by the people who supposedly loved him. That is something you do not overcome emotionally, no matter how rich and powerful you get in this world. This just reinforces what Victor has always believed: He is alone. When things get really bad, that is what he always returns to," Braeden previews, adding that it's a miracle Victor still talks to his children as it is, let alone after they all gang up on him in the weeks ahead. "My God almighty, the behavior of Victor's kids over the years has been outrageous! Remember when they each sued him for $500 million? Imagine that! And he still talks to them. As an actor, you find a way to justify it. As a human being, you look at it rationally and say, "Are you f--king kidding me? [Laughs]"
So, as one can imagine, Victor won't hesitate in doing whatever it takes to defend himself in the coming weeks -- including taking every single one of his GC co-residents and family members down with him. "None of the people who are condemning him -- Nikki [Melody Thomas Scott], Jack [Peter Bergman], Phyllis [Gina Tognoni], Nicholas [Joshua Morrow], Victoria [Amelia Heinle], Adam [Justin Hartley], Abby [Melissa Ordway] -- are innocent, and I'm sure he'll bring that up in the cross-examination," Braeden previews. "They've all committed crimes. Genoa City is like our current political system. Find me someone who is truly innocent. Just try to find someone who has kept their hands clean. [Laughs] You can't!"
For more from Braeden on Victor's potential downfall, check out TV Insider's full interview here.
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