The former Motley Crue drummer is sued for wrongful death and negligence...
The parents of the boy who drowned at TOMMY LEE’s MALIBU home last summer are suing the rocker for wrongful death and negligence.
A lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on February 15. The pair, actress Ursula Karven and television producer James Veres, claim Lee failed to provide proper supervision for their four-year-old son Daniel during a party at the former Motley Crue’s drummer mansion on June 16.
The party was being held to celebrate the fifth birthday of Brandon Lee, the son of Tommy and ex-wife of Pamela Anderson.
The suit claims Daniel, who had no swimming experience, and other children were left unsupervised in a swimming pool at Lee’s home. It also claims up to 50 unspecified employees of Lee were “focusing their attention on socialising with other employees, friends and bystanders at the party”.
Karvens and Veres are chasing Lee for reimbursement for medical care, funeral expenses, loss of earnings as a result of the incident, and punitive damages for their pain and suffering.
Karven’s and Veres’ lawyer Tom Giradi was unavailable for comment, but a spokesperson told Sonicnet the outlook was not good for Lee.
“To experience the wrongful death of your child is beyond the depth of an ordinary mind,” he said. “Girardi is the leading wrongful death dude. For him to take this [case on] is intense. This is not a good day for Tommy Lee. Talking yourself out of this one will be like dragging a wet mattress up a spiral staircase.”
At the time the death was ruled an accident by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Lee has 30 days to file a response to the suit.