Actress Demi Moore says the death of a 21-year-old man who drowned in her swimming pool in 2015 was due to his own negligence and she was not responsible.
Edenilson Steven Valle was found at the bottom of Moore's pool after a small party at her Los Angeles home where she was not present in July 2015, People magazine reported. Moore called the accident at the time an "unthinkable tragedy," according to the magazine.
"I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got this devastating news," Moore previously told People in a statement at the time of the pool incident. "The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy, and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends."
Valle's family claimed that he was left alone after the party, which was thrown by the Moore's caretaker, TMZ reported. They charged that Valle tripped over a rock that was "dangerously placed near the pool" fell in and drowned, TMZ said.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Edenilson shared with fellow guests and hosts at the party that he did not know how to swim.
Valle's parents, Jorge and Maria, filed a wrongful-death suit initially against Tree House Trust, the owners the property, Moore's personal assistant and another individual, who threw the party together, People reported. Moore was added to the wrongful-death suit.
In new court filings, Moore, 54, charged that Valle's own negligence caused his death, People reported. Moore, added, according to TMZ, that the rock Valle reportedly tripped over was in plain sight. The actress's lawyers added that if there is a judgment against Moore, it should be reduced to reflect Valle's responsibility.
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