Even though actress Demi Moore was out of town, and didn’t even know a pool party was being held at her Beverly Hills home, she may still be culpable in the death of Edenilson Steven Valle.
He is believed to have drowned in the pool at a party thrown by one of Moore’s assistants — Edenilson Steven was friend of hers. Attorney Leo Terrell told the Independent that the actress is responsible for her employee’s actions, even when she’s not on the premises.
“In having a party around a pool where people might become intoxicated, a host has a responsibility to ensure their safety. As the homeowner, she will be accused of failing to provide proper … supervision. [Any potential] lawsuit will attack Demi’s failure to insure the safety of the guests from the danger.”
In theory, she could face a charge of negligent supervision.
According to CBS, Valle — a Los Angeles native — was outside in the pool at the time of the incident, but the other party guests were inside. Friends noticed he was missing after about 15 minutes, at which time they found Edenilson Steven floating at the deep end, the New York Daily News reported.
He was pulled from the water, and paramedics and police responded at about 5:15 a.m. They performed CPR, but Edenilson Steven was pronounced dead 15 minutes later.
Friends said he didn’t know how to swim. Authorities believe his cause of death is accidental drowning — foul play isn’t suspected, but a toxicology test will determine if drugs or alcohol played a role.
As speculation swirls that Moore will be criminally charged, the actress has finally spoken out about Valle’s death, expressing her “absolute shock,” in an official statement, RumorFix added.
“I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got this devastating news. The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends. I ask that you please respect the privacy of all concerned during this sensitive time.”
Meanwhile, some details about Edenilson Steven Valle, who was only 21, have emerged from friends. He loved photography, skateboarding, and graffiti, and traveled often to Spain and France. While he helped promote apparel brand JSLV, Valle took classes at Santa Monica Community College, friend Gabby Ventura said.
“He was a great kid. Never got into any trouble. Everyone loved him. He was a big part of my life in high school. He was just really talented and smart. He had a lot of goals. He wanted to be an artist and a businessman.”
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