Who is Neve Murphy? Greg Murphy's daughter and survivor slams him for saying 'no one is forced to have sex'
'To clarify, used the term sperm donor because I reject him as a parent; he is my biological father,' said Neve in a TikTok video
Neve Murphy has disowned her father Greg Murphy, a urologist who has been representing North Carolina's third congressional district in the US House of Representatives since 2019, and called him just a “sperm donor” after the 59-year-old supported the Senate's recent overturning of Roe v Wade, that put an end to the constitutional right to abortion for women.
Neve, who was sexually assaulted a few years ago, opened up about her decision to break all her ties with her father on a TikTok video after Greg posted a tweet on June 26, saying, “No one forces anyone to have sex” as he discussed abortion online. "Really embarrassed to admit this is my sperm donor," she said as she started the video by showing Greg's now-deleted tweet. She told how she now refers to him as her "sperm donor" rather than her dad and "hasn't spoken to him in months."
She continued by narrating how she went to no contact with him and her mother since seven months ago and will never speak to them again. She expressed how his tweet was "very upsetting," especially since she was sexually assaulted in college - after which, she said it was her father who helped her fill out the police report about it. She told, "The Supreme Court sucks. Women will always deserve the right to bodily autonomy, full stop. #roevwade."
In a follow-up TikTok video, she said, "I never want any woman to feel like I am not on her team to support her decision to do whatever she wants to her own body. You do not need to have a daughter or a daughter who was sexually assaulted or any woman in your entire life to know that a woman deserves the right to choose." In her third video, she clarified that she is Greg's biological daughter. She said, "To clarify--used the term sperm donor because I reject him as a parent; he is my biological father. Apolgies for an confusion." She showed photos of herself and Greg from childhood and her teen years to prove her claims.
Deleted tweets by Greg Murphy
The tweet "no one forces anyone to have sex" which was published on July 2 was up for two hours before Greg went ahead to delete it, according to ProPublica’s Politwoops database, which tracks deleted tweets by public officials and candidates for public office. Greg's office didn’t respond to a request for comment about the posts or about whether the congressman thinks abortion should be permitted.
Greg praised the high court’s decision on July 1, writing in a statement that it marked a “momentous day for the pro-life movement.” Murphy’s campaign website describes the congressman as “a devout Christian and staunch believer of the unalienable right to life for all.”
Data shows sexual assault, rape figures
As per data from the US Department of Justice, an average of more than 463,000 people in the US aged 12 or older are victims of rape or sexual assault each year. In 2018, the federal government reported a significant increase over the previous year, with 1 in 370 people in the age group reportedly assaulted or raped. In 2019, the victimization rate dropped significantly, with 1 in 588 people being victims.