For the first time, the studio behind Glee sets the record straight about Naya Rivera’s rumored axing.
Reports that Naya Rivera had been fired from Glee emerged Monday after a story in The New York Daily News cited an on-set altercation with Lea Michele as the impetus to axe the actress. But a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox, the studio behind Glee, tells BuzzFeed that is not the case, saying, “There is no truth to the rumor Naya has been fired from the show.”
Rivera’s publicist denied allegations earlier this week that the actress had been fired; but now, for the first time, 20th Century Fox is also confirming that Rivera is still a part of Ryan Murphy’s musical dramedy. “She remains under contract to Glee,” the spokesperson added.
It’s unknown if Rivera will appear in Season 5’s final two episodes, the first of which airs this Tuesday, May 6.