Naya Rivera’s Dad Accuses Ryan Murphy of Breaking Promises

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George Rivera, father of the late Glee star, Naya Rivera, took to Twitter yesterday (March 9) where he alleged that Ryan Murphy, has failed to come through with the promise he made to start a college fund for Josey Dorsey, Rivera’s five-year-old son.

“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 ….” tweeted papa Rivera.

Rivera is best known for her role as Santana Lopez, a queer Latina, who grappled in later seasons with her sexuality and culture. She died July 8, 2020, in an accidental drowning after she saved her son from meeting the same fate. The death was completely unexpected and took the world by surprise. Rivera became the third cast member to have died.

After confirmation of her death was reported, Murphy, along with co-creators Brad Fulchuk and Ian Brennen, released a statement promising to create a college fund for Josey stating “the three of us are in the process of creating a college fund for the beautiful son Naya loved most of all.”

The Glee showrunner and co-creator responded to the allegations via Twitter, as well.

“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.”

Rivera’s dad has been responding to those offering an “opinion” that perhaps he doesn’t know because he has nothing to do with her estate. To one such tweet, he responded, “check yourself Susan….and know what you are speaking of before you tweet…”