Glee creator Ryan Murphy slams Naya Rivera's father's claim exec 'broke promise' to create college fund for her son, 5
GLEE producer Ryan Murphy denied claims that he failed to create a college fund for the late star's five-year-old son Josey after being slammed by her dad.
The actress tragically passed away when she drowned accidentally last July and her father George Rivera has spoken out about Ryan's "broken promises" and "hollow gestures" – but the producer has clapped back.
Following Naya's passing, Glee producers Ryan, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan pledged to create a college fund for her son in a shared statement, which George claimed they didn't do.
But on Tuesday night, Ryan clapped back at these claims on Twitter.
"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," he added in a thinly-veiled dig at George.
His comments come after George issued a stinging rebuke on Twitter.
He accused Ryan, 55, of not following through on his promises to Josey and his late daughter.
"Everyone needs to know what Ryan Murphy really did … or didn’t do [email protected] he raged. "I’m about to blow up this story …. and make sure he’s knows that I know," Naya's grieving dad raged."
A fan responded by writing: "mr. rivera gonna drag ryan murphy’s a** as he should."
Naya's father continued to express his frustrations by saying: "When you are part of the Hollywood elite, some people treat others as they are 'less than.'
"[They] 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 …"
When another Twitter user told him to "let it out," George tweeted: "Broken Promises….. fake outrage …. hollow gestures ….. no phone call."
Naya, who portrayed Santana Lopez on Glee from 2009-2015, shared Josey with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey.
The actress went missing in July after she rented a boat and took Josey out to spend a day at a lake.
Her body was found on July 13, five days after she went missing during the boating trip in California.
The actress' body was discovered floating near the surface of California’s Lake Piru.
Police said the former Glee star used the last of her energy pushing her son back onboard a boat but didn't have enough to save herself.
Josey told cops his mom "boosted him onto the deck of their rental boat from behind" before he "saw her disappear under surface of water" after they went swimming.
The announcement came as Naya's family and former Glee castmates gathered at the lake to support each other following the tragic discovery.
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