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Naya Rivera’s Son Josey Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Via Ryan Dorsey

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Naya Rivera‘s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, filed a wrongful demise lawsuit on behalf of their son, Josey, 4 months after the Glee actress’ demise.

Dorsey, to whom Rivera was married from 2014 to 2018, together with the actress’ property filed the paperwork on Tuesday, November 17. The 5-year-old is suing Josey Ventura County, California, United Water Conservation District and the county’s Parks and Recreation Administration for wrongful demise and negligent infliction of emotional misery after his mom drowned in Lake Piru in July. In response to courtroom docs obtained by Radar, the criticism claims that her demise was preventable.

“[The boat] was not geared up with a safely accessible ladder, ample rope, an anchor, a radio or any safety mechanisms to forestall swimmers from being separated from their boats,” the paperwork learn. “Disturbingly, later inspection revealed that the boat was not even geared up with any flotation or lifesaving gadgets, in direct violation of California regulation, which requires that every one pontoons longer than 16 toes be geared up with flotation gadgets.”

Nonetheless, a report released by the Ventura County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Workplace says an worker discovered Josey “wrapped in a towel, sporting a life vest.” Rivera was not sporting a life vest when her physique was discovered.

The swimsuit additionally claimed that the lake didn’t have “a single signal anyplace” that warns of the situations within the water, together with “robust currents, low visibility, excessive winds, altering water depths, underwater caves, ledges, and drop offs, or the timber, brush, and different particles that congest its waters as a result of vastly altering water ranges and winds.” The docs additionally famous the lakes “lethal historical past,” claiming that “greater than two dozen individuals have drowned” since 1959.

Rivera went lacking on July eight after swimming throughout a visit to Lake Piru along with her son. After a five-day search, her physique was discovered on July 13, and the reason for demise was dominated an unintentional drowning.

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