Naya Rivera’s Son, Josey, Is Unrecognizable In Sweet Photos As His Father, Ryan Dorsey, Reveals Disturbing Details About The Drowning Accident In Lawsuit

Ryan Dorsey Naya Rivera Lawsuit Son Josey

It appears that the son of Naya Rivera, Josey Hollis Dorsey, takes after his late mother, as the 5-year-old boy recently made headlines with his dancing skills.

The son of the late actress showcased his performing skills in a new video clip that was shared by Rivera’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, on his Instagram, and the footage quickly attracted the attention of thousands of people. Many complimented Josey’s adorable moves and new look.

Titled with “Last night,” the video sowed Josey moving passionately dancing to the rhythm of “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson.

In a second clip taken by the 37-year-old Justified actor, his little boy, who has a new haircut, can be seen moving along to another famous song by the King of Pop — “They Don’t Care About Us.”

However, during his performance, Josey could be seen losing his balance and falling into a nearby box, but the boy instantly got back on his feet and carried on with his dance.

The proud father also shared a few adorable pictures of his son without his famous long hair.

Josey has been living with his father ever since the unexpected loss of his mother, who passed away by drowning in July.

Since Glee alum’s demise, Dorsey has been taking care of his son with the help of his ex-wife’s sister, Nickayla, who even moved in with them so she could be more involved with her nephew.

According to some friends of the grieving actor, he was always on very good terms with his former wife’s family, and even though everyone was very distraught by Naya’s death, they all wanted the same thing — “to give Josey the best life possible.”

A source told PEOPLE Magazine: “They want to be strong for Josey. He needs to focus on things that normal 5-year-olds do, like learning to read. This is Ryan and Nickayla’s only focus: They want him to grow up surrounded by love and with people that really care about him every day.”

This week, Dorsey filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of his son after the death of his famous mother.

The court documents obtained by PEOPLE revealed that Josey is suing Ventura County, California (where the star accidentally drowned), the county’s Parks and Recreation Management, and the United Water Conservation District for wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

According to the legal documents: “[The boat] was not equipped with a safely accessible ladder, adequate rope, an anchor, a radio, or any security mechanisms to prevent swimmers from being separated from their boats. Disturbingly, later inspection revealed that the boat was not even equipped with any flotation or lifesaving devices, in direct violation of California law, which requires that all pontoons longer than 16 feet be equipped with flotation devices.”

Fans are hoping a resolution of the case could help the family move forward.


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