Ryan Murphy is clapping back at claims that he didn’t live up to promises he made about supporting Naya Rivera’s family following the star’s tragic death.
Naya’s father, George Rivera, posted several tweets on Tuesday suggesting that Murphy did not reach out to the family and has not followed up on his commitment to providing a college fund for Naya’s son Josey.
Responding to a fan’s tweet from July about Murphy’s joint statement with fellow Glee creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan on Naya’s death, George wrote Tuesday: “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 knows that I know ….”
In another tweet on Tuesday, George continued, “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 …”
“Broken Promises….. fake outrage …. hollow gestures ….. no phone call,” he wrote in a third tweet.
A fan asked, “did they never open the trust fund for josey ? omg.” to which George responded, “Hahaaaa.”
About an hour later, Murphy responded to the claims, stating that he, Falchuk and Brennan are still “committed” to creating the college fund.
“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,” he wrote. “We have been in repeated conversations with the appropriate executors of her estate.”