Naya Rivera’s ex-husband Ryan Dorsey has filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of her son Josie Hollis. Rivera died in July this year of accidental drowning in Piru Lake in Ventura, California. Now, the Parks and Recreation Management of the Joint Water Conservation District and County is under trial for “inciting negligence of wrongful death and emotional distress”. In Dorsey’s lawsuit, he claims that the boat was not safe for Rivera and was the son of their 5-year-old child (he was 4 at the time).
In Ryan Dorsey’s lawsuit, his lawyers claim that the boat Naya Rivera Was hired in the summer, “was not equipped with a securely accessible ladder, sufficient rope, an anchor, a radio or any safety apparatus to prevent swimmers from detaching from their boats, nor any flotation or Life-saving equipment, “which is directly in violation of California law. Dorsi claims that the boat could easily move away from the river after jumping for a swim.
Ryan Dorsey’s lawsuit also claimed that the boar was violently shaking back and forth due to the dangerous current and wind conditions at Piru Lake. Dorsey and his family believe Naya Rivera’s death could have been prevented had the Joint Water Conservation District and all of their safety measures already been in place in the county’s parks and recreation management. As of this writing, the city of Ventura has yet to respond to the new lawsuit. The suit goes on to claim that in the popular swimming area of Diablo Cove, at the dock, at the entrance – “there was not a single sign”, nowhere – strong currents of the lake, low visibility, warning of high winds . Depth of water, underwater caves, stairs and drop offs, or changing trees, brush, and other debris that conquer its waters due to the huge level of water and winds. “
Since 1959, Lake Peeru has a dangerous reputation with more than two dozen people. According to Ryan Dorsey’s lawsuit, the boat did not have two floatation devices, which are required by law if the vessel is over 16 feet long. The Naya Riviera did not have a flotation device, and none located on the boat, although her son was one when authorities found her.
The lawsuit states that Naya Rivera had strong swimming skills. Josie Hallis told investigators that she saw her mother “disappear beneath the surface of the water” screaming for help. The body of the river was missing for five days before investigators could locate it. Ryan Dorsey and Rivera began dating in 2010, but after that they became younger. The two came back together in 2014 and were soon married. They officially divorced in late 2018. US Weekly was the first outlet to report on the wrongful death lawsuit against Ryan Dorsey against Venture County.