Demi Moore sued over pool party drowning tragedy

Demi Moore is facing legal action over a fatal accident that happened during a party at her house in 2015.

Edenilson Steven Valle, 21, was found dead at the bottom of her pool after a gathering at her LA residence and at the time Moore was said to be ‘in absolute shock’ over the ‘unthinkable tragedy‘.

However the 54-year-old actress was not at home at the time of the tragedy.

Demi Moore poses at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Demi Moore poses at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

It is believed that Moore’s caretaker threw the bash without her knowing and there was alcohol in an ‘unsafe’ environment.

Valle, who is believed to have told party-goers he could not swim, was found face down in the pool at the end of the night.

Authorities did not suspect foul play in the incident and determined the death to be accidental.

Initially, Valle’s parents, Jorge and Maria, filed a wrongful-death suit against Tree House Trust, which owns the property, as well as Moore’s personal assistant and another individual, who threw the party together.

But the 54-year-old star has just recently been added as a defendant.

Edenilson Steven Valle
Edenilson Steven Valle

Edenilson was believed to have been a member of the household staff and relatives reportedly told police he could not swim.

According to court documents, the Valle family is blaming the actress for allegedly failing to place depth markers near what they claim was an “excessively deep” pool.

They also allege that rocks by the pool’s edge were a tripping hazard, and that alcohol and the pool’s “dangerously high” temperature (allegedly 101 degrees at the time) were factors in his death.

Demi and two of her daughters
Demi and two of her daughters

The suit reads: ‘House manager Lenny Hernandez knew there was drinking that night, and in fact she was serving alcohol at a party which was unsafe to host.

‘Police photos of the backyard show very serious lighting issues and numerous decorative rocks placed randomly for effect, creating abundant trip hazards.’

It’s unclear how much the family is seeking in damages.

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