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Demi Moore

Blame it on Demi: Demi Moore just named in pool-drown civil suit

Box office star Demi Moore hit it big in Blame it on Rio, St. Elmo’s Fire, Ghost, Striptease and Indecent Proposal.  Her next star-turn, however, may be in court, on the witness stand.

Nearly two years ago, July 2015, 21-year-old Edenilson Steven Valle was discovered dead at the bottom of the star’s home pool.  At the time of Valle’s death, Moore was out of town but relayed her “absolute shock” over the tragic death.

At first, Edelson’s parents, Jorge and Maria, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the legal entity and owner of the property, Tree House Trust.  The parents also sued Moore’s assistant and one other individual who helped the assistant throw the party in Moore’s absence.

But now, in a legal twist, Moore has been drawn into the legal battle and named as a defendant in the lawsuit under the theory that the pool had no depth markers and was edged by rocks.  Jorge and Maria Edelson allege the rocks caused a tripping hazard.  Also, they allege the temperature was heated to 101 degrees at the time their son drowned, compromising his brain function.

Sources report Edelson told partygoers, including other guests and both hosts, that he did not know how to swim.  Edelson reportedly fell into the pool after everyone else had left.

Moore had no comment at the time of this report.

[Feature Photo: AP/Jordan Strauss/Invision]