he father of Naya Rivera’s five-year-old son has filed a lawsuit against many California based agencies alleging the negligence of the agencies in the case of the Glee actress’s death in July.
In early July, the 33-year-old Rivera had taken a rented pontoon boat into Lake Piru in Ventura County with her son Josey Hollis Dorsey reportedly 4 years old at the time. Boaters at the lake reportedly found that the boy alone on the boat later the same afternoon. Investigators found Rivera’s body in the lake five days later. Investigators said that Naya Rivera’s died of an accidental drowning. Investigators believe that her body got caught in thick vegetation at the bottom of Lake Piru before floating at the surface.
Reports say that Naya’s ex-husband and Josey’s dad, Ryan Dorsey filed a lawsuit against the agency namely, Ventura County which is a park management company and the lawsuit is also filed against the united water conservation district on behalf of his son and Rivera’s estate.
Reports also say that the wrongful death lawsuit claims that there were no such signs warning of dangerous conditions on the lake and that the boat rental was not properly equipped with safety measures.
Ventura County Sheriff, Bill Ayub said on a press conference that in July the investigators for Naya’s case believed that Rivera and her son became separated from the boat, possibly by winds and/or currents, after going swimming in the lake. The sheriff also said that Josey indicated in conversations with investigators that Rivera had lifted him back onto the boat before she was taken under.
The young son is the only witness to the incident. The lawsuit also alleges that winds gusts of up to 21 mph caused the boat to drift away from the swimming mother and son.
Josey was still closer to the boat so, he managed to get back, however, Josey knew Naya was still in the water and heard her cry, “Help! Help!” struggling to get back to the boat.
Josey was searching for a rope to help his mother but as he looked back at the water, at that Naya had disappeared, Josey yelled for help and cried alone in the boat until he was found more than an hour later.
For now, the investigation and the court trial for the filed lawsuit is going on! We will be updating you as soon as the cases move forward to a conclusion, so stay close to our site to get more updates in the future.