Naya Rivera’s ex-husband Ryan Dorsey files ‘wrongful death’ lawsuit on behalf of son
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Naya Rivera's ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, has reportedly filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their son Josey.
The 33-year-old Glee actress was reported missing on July 8 when the boat she hired on Lake Piru was found floating with her five-year-old son Josey lying asleep in it.
After a huge search, Naya's body was found on July 13 and it was announced that she had drowned.
Ryan is claiming that the boat was unsafe to be used and TMZ has reported that he has filed documents claiming that Ventura County is responsible for Naya's death.
He is saying that the boat hired by Naya did not comply with safety standards.
Ryan Dorsey has filed a 'wrongful death' lawsuit after Naya Rivera drowned
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Ryan's attorney Amjad Khan has claimed in the documents that the boat was “not equipped with a safely accessible ladder, adequate rope, an anchor, a radio or any security mechanisms to prevent swimmers from being separated from their boats, nor any flotation or lifesaving devices."
He says that this is in violation of California law.
Ryan is claiming that if proper safety equipment had been available, the boat would not have drifted away from Naya and Josey when they jumped into the lake for a swim.
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He is claiming in the documents, seen by the US media site, that the boat was "rocking back and forth forcefully in the current and wind" on the lake.
Ryan is also claiming that there were no warning signs at the lake to indicate that conditions were dangerous at the time and that the person her rented the boat to Naya didn't warn her to wear the life jacket that was supplied with the boat.
Ryan has also stated that since the facilities opened at Lake Piru, some 26 people had drowned there.
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He states that this ranges from children to fit adults and that some were wearing life jackets and some were not.
The man-made reservoir reopened to the public 43 days after Naya went missing and in the month after that happened, a petition for better warnings about the debris under the water's surface, was signed by 12,000 people.
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