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Ryan Murphy Speaks Out After Naya Rivera's Dad Slams Glee Creators

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:42 10 Mar 2021


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Ryan Murphy responds to backlash

Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has responded, after the late Naya Rivera's father slammed him on Twitter.

George Rivera claimed the show's creators never lived up to their promise of providing a college fund for Naya's son Josey.

They said they would in a statement following her tragic death last summer.

 

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A post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera)

It all kicked off when George replied to a fan tweet, commending the show creators for their support of Naya and her family.

He replied, 'Everyone needs to know what Ryan Murphy really did ... or didn’t do !!!'

'I’m about to blow up this story .... and make sure he’s knows that I know ....'

 

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A post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera)

Another Twitter user, clearly engulfed in the drama, said George is about to drag Ryan's, 'a** as he should.'

George replied, 'When you are part of the Hollywood elite, some people treat others as they are “less than” ....'

'vocalize a good game , but it’s as shallow as the sets on stage , that they create.'

He continued, 'Promises made in public, only to fade with time and excuses .... even in a unexplainable tragedy ...'

Another fan asked, 'did they never open the trust fund for josey ? omg.'

To which George replied, 'Hahaaaa,'

In another tweet, he wrote, 'Broken Promises..... fake outrage .... hollow gestures ..... no phone call'

Ryan responds

It wasn't long before Ryan jumped on Twitter to defend himself, and his Glee co-creators Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan.

He wrote they have committed to creating the college fund through Naya Rivera Estate Trust.

 

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A post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera)

Ryan concluded, 'We have been in repeated conversations with the appropriate executors of her estate.'

Read his full statement below:

Naya Rivera

Naya, best known for her role as Santana Lopez in Glee, passed away last summer.

Her body was recovered from Lake Piru in California after an apparent drowning accident.

 

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A post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera)

Naya had rented a pontoon boat for herself and her son.

Three hours later, her son was found unharmed, asleep in the boat by himself.

A search immediately began, and her body was later recovered from the lake.

 

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A post shared by Naya Rivera (@nayarivera)

Her co-stars and fellow celebrity pals gushed over her in tributes online, including the Glee creators.

Read what they had to say here.


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