Silver Pictures Settles with Family of Assistant Who Died on Bora Bora Trip

Variety | 1/21/2020 | Gene Maddaus
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Silver Pictures has reached a confidential settlement with the family of Carmel Musgrove, the assistant to Joel Silver who was found dead in a Bora Bora lagoon in 2015.

Musgrove’s family filed a wrongful death suit in 2017, alleging that she had been overworked and furnished with drugs and alcohol during the trip. The family sued Silver, his chef Martin Herold, Silver Pictures, and parent company Silver-Katz Holdings.

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In a motion last week, Silver Pictures and Silver-Katz holdings stated that they had agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to Musgrove’s estate and to her parents. The motion asked for a court determination of “good faith,” indicating that the other defendants — Silver and Herold — are still being sued by Musgrove’s family.

Silver, the producer of “The Matrix,” “Lethal Weapon” and many other films, was in Bora Bora in August 2015 for the honeymoon of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. According to the complaint, Musgrove’s nude body was discovered floating in a lagoon near the Four Seasons hotel at 1 a.m. on Aug. 20. An investigation by...
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