Naya Rivera's Father Accuses 'Glee' Co-Creators Of Not Creating Promised College Fund For Son Josey In Twitter Tirade — Ryan Murphy Responds
After Naya Rivera’s dad, George Rivera, accused Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan of not creating a college fund for the late actress' son, Josey, like they promised, Murphy quickly came online to clear the air.
"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 [sic] knows that I know ...." George responded to a tweet from July, when a fan commended the Glee team for pledging to make the fund.
"Get the glee tweeters on this !!!!" he added.
"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. Promises made in public, only to fade with time and excuses .... even in a unexplainable tragedy …" George responded to another fan.
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"Broken Promises..... fake outrage .... hollow gestures ..... no phone call," he told another fan.
Murphy quickly responded to George's allegations.
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"Myself, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan have committed to create a college fund for Naya Rivera’s child Josey through the Naya Rivera Estate Trust. We have been in repeated conversations with the appropriate executors of her estate," Murphy stated.
However, the actress' father is still not convinced. "Wrong !!" George shot back at the producer.
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"Naya always made sure that Santana's love for Brittany was expressed with dignity, strength and with pure intentions," Murphey, Falchuk and Brennan wrote after Naya’s tragic passing in July 2020.
"Naya was always moved by the girls who reached out to her to tell her how much Santana and Brittany's love affected them. Naya's obligation to them — and to all of her fans — was obvious. She had the rare combination of humility and endless confidence in her talent."
The actress, who was best known for her role as Santana Lopez on the show, lost her life in a drowning incident at Lake Piru, Calif. Josey survived the accident.
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Josey’s father, Ryan Dorsey, who is currently raising the 5-year-old with Naya’s sister, Nickayela Rivera, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of his son against Ventura County, OK! previously reported.