Naya Rivera’s Ex-Husband Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Written by BET on November 19, 2020
Naya Rivera died at solely 33 years outdated on account of a drowning accident at Ventura County’s Lake Piru. She is survived by her son, 4-year-old Josey, who was together with her on the time. Her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey and the property have now filed a wrongful demise lawsuit towards Ventura County, the Parks Administration Firm and United Water Conservation District.
In line with CNN, the lawsuit states, “Rivera drowned as a result of the boat she rented lacked satisfactory security tools and there have been no indicators warning of the harmful circumstances on Lake Piru.”
The lawsuit additionally says wind gusts had been 21 mph that afternoon and pushed the boat away from them whereas they had been swimming.
“Josey, who was nearer, managed to get again on the boat on his personal volition and braced himself on the boat, which was rocking forwards and backwards forcefully within the present and wind. Josey knew Naya was nonetheless within the water, and heard her cry, ‘Assist! Assist!’ in her battle to get again to the boat and keep away from drowning,” the lawsuit reads.
The lawsuit continues, “Josey searched in useless for rope to assist his mom get again on the boat. Josey then seemed again on the water for his mom, and noticed that Naya had disappeared. Josey yelled for assist and cried alone within the boat till he was discovered greater than an hour later.”
Moreover, court docket paperwork obtained by CNN declare “the pontoon Rivera rented from Parks Administration Firm didn’t have a safely accessible ladder, satisfactory rope, anchor, radio, or safety mechanisms to forestall swimmers from being separated from the watercraft.”
The go well with alleges there have been no flotation or life-saving units on the boat, which is reportedly a violation of California regulation.
Rivera was first reported lacking on July 8.
After her boat was overdue for return following its three-hour rental, workers went out to Lake Piru to seek for the boat. They discovered it on the north facet of the lake, a workers member noticed Josey Dorsey sporting a life jacket sleeping alone on board and Rivera nowhere to be discovered.
Experiences say, Josey advised investigators with the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s workplace that earlier than his mother disappeared into the water, they counted “1, 2, 3” and jumped off the pontoon boat collectively at Lake Piru.