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Hollywood Life: Naya Rivera's Son Josey, 5, Has High Chance to Win Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Lois Oladejo
Nov 26, 2020
03:00 P.M.

The battle surrounding the death of actress Naya Rivera looks to have taken an interesting turn after her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey filed a wrongful death claim. Now, a lawyer is adding some credibility to the legal battle.

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Earlier this week, a top California attorney explained that Ryan Dorsey, the ex-husband of actress Naya Rivera who filed a wrongful death case in the wake of her death, could have some grounds for victory.

Speaking with Hollywood Life, the attorney explained that the nature of the death, coupled with Rivera's fame, could give Dorsey the leverage he needs to pull off a victory.

Ryan Dorsey and the late Naya Rivera at the UNICEF's Next Generation's 2nd Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 30, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

Ryan Dorsey and the late Naya Rivera at the UNICEF's Next Generation's 2nd Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on October 30, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

Last month, sources confirmed that Dorsey had sued the Ventura County Parks and Recreation Management, the United Water Conservation District, and Ventura County for wrongful death over the tragedy that took Rivera's life.

The attorney also told Hollywood Life that the jury could rule in Dorsey's favor based on the couple's five-year-old son, Josey. She explained: "Ventura is a notoriously difficult and conservative juror pool, but they will find in favor of this poor child[...]"

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Dorsey's suit was quite comprehensive. As sources found out at the time, he alleged that Rivera's death was avoidable and that the factors leading to it were due to negligence.

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For one, the suit alleged that the boat Rivera and Josey had rented had no adequate rope or accessible ladder. It also lacked some crucial security mechanisms.

The attorney also said that the defendants had not been found liable for Rivera's death.

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The suit also implicated Lake Piru, where Rivera had drowned. Dorsey's attorneys explained that the lake had no warning signs concerning the water's strong current.

For now, it is unclear what Dorsey and his attorneys are seeking in compensation or penalties. However, those facts should come out in due time.

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Now that the plaintiffs appear to have a credible case on their hands, the family could get more closure. However, the attorney also said that the defendants had not been found liable for Rivera's death.

In the meantime, Dorsey now holds custody of Josey, and he has been doing his best to raise the five-year-old on his own. Dorsey had been sharing pictures of the little boy on social media, showing him living life to the fullest despite his mother's passing.

Sources have also confirmed that Dorsey has had some help with raising the boy. In September, People Magazine reported that Rivera's sister, Nickayla, had moved in with Dorsey.

The news medium explained that Dorsey had gotten a three-bedroom home. Nickayla moved in, and the two have been raising Josey together.

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