Played by Melissa Ordway
Written by Darlene
on October 19, 2012
When Abby's mother, Ashley Abbott, returned home pregnant after a lengthy
vacation, she told everyone she'd gotten pregnant via sperm donation. Brad
Carlton married Ashley and claimed the child as his own. Years later, Ashley
was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fearing the worst, she made a video for
young Abby revealing Abby's true paternity -- Victor Newman. In spite of the fact
that Ashley survived the bout with cancer, Abby saw the video. For years, she
considered both Brad and Victor her fathers.
Brad died saving Noah Newman from drowning in the lake near the Abbott
cabin. Not long after that, Abby's half-sister, Colleen, drowned in the very
same lake. Since then, she has embraced the Newmans and the Newman name.
Abby's need for attention was the strongest motivation when she developed the
"Naked Heiress." She pulled many outrageous stunts and gained some fame. The
Naked Heiress was a passing fad, but Abby's need for attention did not subside.
Abby sued Victor for enough money to start her own reality show, but when
Victoria got involved, Abby lost control of the situation. The lawsuit that
Abby, Victoria, and Nick finally won awarded them each half a billion dollars.
Abby disapproved of Ashley's marriage to Tucker McCall. She staged a meeting
between Tucker and Diane Jenkins, hoping her mother would catch the two having
an affair. Instead, Abby lost control of her car and ran Tucker down, leaving
him in a coma. Ashley tried to take the blame for it, but Tucker knew the
truth. He never pressed charges.
Abby became a reporter for Restless Style when her uncle, Billy, was
offered the chance to make his magazine of the same name into a gossip
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