Parents Of Man Who Drowned In Demi Moore's Pool File Lawsuit

In the summer of 2015, a 21-year-old man was found dead in actress Demi Moore's pool. The victim, later identified as Edenilson Steven Valle, was suspected to have accidentally drowned during a party thrown by Moore's assistant, but Valle's parents are now asserting that their son's death may not have been an accident.

According to CBS Los Angeles, Jorge and Maria Valle filed a lawsuit on Feb. 21, 2017, against Tree House Trust, which owns Moore's home, as well as Bessy Wong and Lenny Hernandez, who hosted the party during which Edenilson drowned. The victim's parents argue their son would not have entered the pool on his own because he did not know how to swim. They suit states that Hernandez, who was Moore's house manager, "hosted a party with alcohol" and that there were "abundant dangerous conditions at the premises." The lawsuit alleges that since Hernandez was drinking, she was "unsafe to host." According to the local CBS affiliate, "There were no depth markers on the pool, 'likely' no functioning lights and numerous decorative rocks that someone could trip on, the plaintiffs claim."

Moore is not named in the family's lawsuit. At the time of the incident, the actress was traveling. Upon hearing about the drowning, she released a statement to People, expressing her condolences: "The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy, and my heart goes out to this young man's family and friends."