The parents of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in a swimming pool at Tommy Lee's house have sued the former Motley Crue drummer for wrongful death and negligence. Daniel Karven-Veres, son of actress Ursu

The parents of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in a swimming pool at Tommy Lee's house have sued the former Motley Crue drummer for wrongful death and negligence. Daniel Karven-Veres, son of actress Ursula Karven and television producer James Veres, died last June after he was pulled from the swimming pool of Lee's Malibu home. The child was attending a birthday party for one of Lee's two sons.

The lawsuit, filed Feb. 15 in California Superior Court, claims that "no adult, hired professional, lifeguard, or otherwise, was designated to ensure the safety of the young children swimming in the pool, and to be responsible in the event life-saving procedures were necessary." Authorities ruled the drowning was an accident.

"The real issue for this family is justice," said a spokesperson for the boy's family. "I don't believe that any human being can understand the capacity of what a wrongful death can do to a parent. It's very chilling and disturbing."

Lee could not be reached for comment. The boy's family seeks unspecified general and special damages, as well as attorney fees.


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