The trail has been cleared for Naya Rivera‘s household to sue Ventura County for wrongful dying after the singer died on July 8, 2020 whereas boating in Lake Piru together with her three-year-old son, Josey.

Based on RadarOnline, Ryan Dorsey, the Glee star’s ex, claims the county failed to offer sufficient security measures to Rivera and their son earlier than they launched into their boating journey final 12 months. The county refuted the claims and requested a decide to dam the lawsuit. The request has been denied by a decide, making it potential for Dorsey to sue for doubtlessly tens of millions of {dollars} in punitive damages.

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In his lawsuit, Dorsey claims the boat was “not geared up with a safely accessible ladder, sufficient rope, an anchor, a radio or any safety mechanisms to forestall swimmers from being separated from their boats, nor any flotation or life saving gadgets.” He additionally claims there have been no indicators warning of the harmful situations of the lake, and that the one that rented the boat to his ex didn’t warn both to put on a life vest. The county denies that declare.

Final November, Rivera and her son rented a pontoon boat for a day journey in Lake Piru. Hours after they departed, her son was discovered sleeping alone on the boat with Rivera nowhere to be discovered. A large search was launched, and her physique was ultimately recovered. Investigators found that Naya and her son had been swimming, however she didn’t get again on the boat. Her son stated she threw him onto the boat however then she disappeared.