Demi Moore Sued Over Swimming Pool Drowning

The Ghost (1990) actress has just been named in a lawsuit regarding the death of a young man who drowned in her swimming pool.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Demi Moore's assistant threw a party at the star's house back in 2015 while the actress was away. A 21-year-old man, identified as Edenilson Steven Valle, attended the event and, unfortunately, drowned in the property's pool. His parents filed a lawsuit in February 2017 against Tree House Trust, which owns Moore's home, and Bessy Wong and Lenny Hernandez, who hosted the party. Valle's parents alleged that there were "abundant dangerous conditions at the premises," including alcohol and a lack of functioning poolside lights.

Now, according to People, Moore, 54, has been added as a defendant. Valle's parents are accusing Moore of failing to properly label the depth of her pool, which they called "excessively deep," and of having dangerous tripping hazards (rocks) around her pool. They also claim that the pool boasted a "dangerously high" temperature (allegedly 101 degrees) during the time of their son's death.

The Valles are reportedly seeking more than $25,000 in damages.

Law enforcement sources reportedly told TMZ that Valle had told other party-goers that he did not know how to swim. They added that he'd fallen into the pool after tripping over something while no one else was around.

"I am in absolute shock. I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got this devastating news," Moore previously said in a statement (via Us Weekly) after news of Valle's death made headlines. "The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy, and my heart goes out to this young man's family and friends."