Abby was conceived when Ashley Abbott , desperate to have Victor Newman 's child to replace the one she aborted years ago, stole his sperm from a sperm bank and secretly had herself inseminated. Little Abby grew up believing Brad Carlton was her father. While Ashley Abbott had cancer, she recorded a video message for Abby to see when she grew up revealing the truth that Victor Newman was her biological father. Unknown to Ashley, Abby saw the video and told Victor. Though the truth was out, Abby saw both Brad and Victor as father figures. From Hong Kong, they move to Los Angeles.
There is little to enjoy in this yet another gimmick that y n r writers have to dangle because of no talent in the writing department. Habits die hard. The fact that y n r gets more viewer share than other soaps is just a remnant of viewers addicted to the soap…NOT that it is in fact a worthy show. Many former fans no longer watch. I completely agree with Simone.
At the Ranch, Nikki tells Victor they have a table booked for six o'clock. He says they just have to get in touch with the kids - he thinks they'll be happy that they are remarrying. Victor expresses his view on Victoria dating Billy Abbott. Victoria comes in and Nikki asks her if she can be at the Club at six. Vikki agrees, and Nikki leaves.
Victor Newman father by artificial insemination of stolen sperm. Billy Abbott believes that he is her uncle, but they are not related due to Ashley's real paternity. Arrested for obstruction of justice in the Diane Jenkins murder case; detained in jail and released later that day; charges were dropped a few days later. Abby was born on the day that her mother Ashley was to marry Brad Carlton.