Emma Gibson was a fictional character on The Young and the Restless. She was never portrayed on screen.
Emma Gibson was one of the victims of tainted Jabot Cosmetics face cream. In a misguided attempt to discredit Ashley Abbott, Gloria Fisher poisoned a sample of a Jabot face cream, GloAgain. The plan backfired when a customer, Emma, had an extreme allergic reaction to the cream that put her into a coma. Lauren Fenmore lamented the fact that Emma was on a ventilator because of the Jabot face cream she bought at Fenmore's Boutique. Michael Baldwin said that he would make Jabot pay if it weren't for the fact that his mother, Gloria, had a huge investment in the company. Jill Abbott noted that every jar was accounted for, as she, Jack Abbott and Ashley tried to do damage control from the Jabot living room. Later, Jack and Gloria visited his father and her husband, John Abbott, in prison. When they talked about the Jabot scandal, John got fired up and Jack commented that it was as if they were all in the boardroom like the good ol' days. Back at the house, Jill received a call that all production of Jabot products was being shut down. Ashley was devastated.
Emma ended up dying. The resulting scandal nearly took down Jabot and the entire Abbott family. Gloria kept her role in this a secret despite a judicial order that no Abbott be allowed to run Jabot again. Emma's husband, Andrew Gibson sued Jabot. Michael Baldwin later tried to settle the case, but Andrew didn't bite and said, "See you in court." Eventually Andrew did settle and Gloria convinced him to stipulate in the settlement that no Abbott could have anything to do with the company ever again.
Gloria had to contend with seeing Andrew the widower of Emma. Gloria started to feel a bit down in the dumps with everything going on in her life and she did the most shocking thing she could have done--cop to her misdeeds regarding the face cream! Just when it seemed that Gloria was really repentent, she got news from her son, Michael. Paul Williams had investigated Andrew and discovered that Emma had a child by a former husband. Her first husband was institutionalized with anaphylactic shock from a severe food allergy. Emma’s tests were compared with those of her son finding six points of correlation. This proved Emma died from a bad reaction to the food she ate and that Gloria was innocent of causing Emma's death--something Gloria had professed all along.
Gloria was over the moon with the latest development. When she and Michael headed for court, Heather Stevens admitted the recent findings about Emma that Paul and Michael had found to the judge. Although the judge was appalled at Gloria’s product tampering, he had to set her free of charges in the death of Emma Gibson.