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Naya Rivera's Father Calls Out Ryan Murphy for 'Hollow Gestures'

Naya Rivera's Father Calls Out Ryan Murphy for 'Hollow Gestures'
Actress Naya Rivera drowned while out with her son in July last year. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 11 March 2021 01:26 PM

Naya Rivera's father has blasted her former "Glee" boss for not sticking to his promise of setting up a college fund for her 5-year-old son Josey. Ryan Murphy announced the gesture in the days following Naya's tragic drowning last year but George Rivera said the producer has not followed through.

"Everyone needs to know what Ryan Murphy really did ... or didn’t do !!!" George tweeted on Tuesday night.

"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.

In a follow-up tweet George added: "Broken Promises..... fake outrage .... hollow gestures ..... no phone call."

Responding to the accusations, Murphy said in a tweet that he remained committed to creating a college fund for Josey and has been in "repeated conversations" with the executors of Naya's estate.

In an interview with Daily Beast, George dismissed Murphy's claims, stating that it was not about the money but the principle of the matter.

"He didn’t reach out to me, first of all. Secondly, if he’s going to go public with doing something, well go ahead and do it," he said.

"I didn’t explicitly come out and say anything about his efforts towards a college fund, we could care less about a college fund," George added. "It’s deeper than the college fund, I’ll just tell you that."

Naya drowned while out with Josey in July last year. She was reported missing after renting a boat at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. Josey was found alone in the boat hours later but was unharmed. He told investigators that he and his mother were swimming, but she never got back into the boat. Naya's body was discovered days later. 

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