Olivia Munn and mother sued for wrongful death after worker 'fell from roof' of their home


Olivia Munn and mother sued for wrongful death after worker ‘fell from roof’ of their home

  • The pregnant 41-year-old actress and her mother have been named in a lawsuit as it is claimed Celso Merida was hired to replace the roof in May but on the fourth day of work he fell and suffered several critical injuries 
  • According to the legal documents, the man died a few weeks later as the cause of death was noted as blunt force traumatic injuries
  • In the lawsuit it was claimed that the actress and her mother had hired an unlicensed contractor named Fernando that had hired Merida whose family says the two were negligent in recruiting an unlicensed contractor
  • Merida’s family also claim Olivia and her mother had instructed him to work on the roof despite required safety guards and fall protection not being in place as the legal documents say creating an environment for unreasonable risk of injury
  • It is also claimed in the lawsuit that the star and Kim did not give the man the proper tools for him to work safely on the roof 
  • DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Munn and have not heard back 


Olivia Munn and her mother Kim Schmid are being sued for wrongful death by the family of a man hired to replace the roof on their home, fell, and died weeks later due to the injuries according to a new report.

The pregnant 41-year-old actress and her mother have been named in a lawsuit obtained by TMZ on Friday as it is claimed Celso Merida was hired to replace the roof in May but on the fourth day of work he fell and suffered several critical injuries.

According to the legal documents, the man died a few weeks later as the cause of death was noted as blunt force traumatic injuries. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Munn and have not heard back. 

Lawsuit: Olivia Munn (seen in February 2020) and her mother Kim Schmid are being sued for wrongful death by the family of a man hired to replace the roof on their home, fell, and died weeks later due to the injuries according to a new report

Lawsuit: Olivia Munn (seen in February 2020) and her mother Kim Schmid are being sued for wrongful death by the family of a man hired to replace the roof on their home, fell, and died weeks later due to the injuries according to a new report

Controversy: The pregnant 41-year-old actress and her mother (seen in an Instagram post) have been named in a lawsuit obtained by TMZ on Friday as it is claimed Celso Merida was hired to replace the roof in May but on the fourth day of work he fell and suffered several critical injuries

Controversy: The pregnant 41-year-old actress and her mother (seen in an Instagram post) have been named in a lawsuit obtained by TMZ on Friday as it is claimed Celso Merida was hired to replace the roof in May but on the fourth day of work he fell and suffered several critical injuries

In the lawsuit it was claimed that the actress and her mother had hired an unlicensed contractor named Fernando that had hired Merida whose family says the two were negligent in recruiting an unlicensed contractor.

Merida’s family also claim that Olivia and her mother had instructed him to work on the roof despite required safety guards and fall protection not being in place as the legal documents say the environment created what the family describes as an unreasonable risk of injury.

It is also claimed in the lawsuit that the star and Kim did not give the man the proper tools for him to work safely on the roof in addition to not participating in a workers compensation program. 

Debate: In the lawsuit it was claimed that the actress and her mother had hired an unlicensed contractor named Fernando that had hired Merida whose family says the two were negligent in recruiting an unlicensed contractor

Debate: In the lawsuit it was claimed that the actress and her mother had hired an unlicensed contractor named Fernando that had hired Merida whose family says the two were negligent in recruiting an unlicensed contractor

Merida's family also claim that Olivia and her mother had instructed him to work on the roof despite required safety guards and fall protection not being in place as the legal documents say the environment created what the family describes as an unreasonable risk of injury

Merida’s family also claim that Olivia and her mother had instructed him to work on the roof despite required safety guards and fall protection not being in place as the legal documents say the environment created what the family describes as an unreasonable risk of injury

Ultimately Merida’s family is suing  Olivia and her mother for wrongful death and going after damages.

Munn had previously featured the home for a ’73 Questions’ video with Vogue back in June 2014. 

It is an interesting time in Olivia’s life as she is currently pregnant with her first child with comedian John Mulaney. 

Fan-driven speculation that Olivia was pregnant first began when images of her wearing a baggy sweatshirt and sweatpants surfaced, sending Twitter into a frenzy.

Days later, Mulaney confirmed the pair’s baby bliss during a September 7 appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Baby love! Munn and her boyfriend John Mulaney are expecting their first child together; pictured June 2021

Baby love! Munn and her boyfriend John Mulaney are expecting their first child together; pictured June 2021 

'I'm gonna be a dad': Days later, Mulaney confirmed the pair's baby bliss during a September 7 appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers

‘I’m gonna be a dad’: Days later, Mulaney confirmed the pair’s baby bliss during a September 7 appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers

‘I got into this relationship that’s been really beautiful with someone incredible. And we’re having a baby together. I was nervous when I was about to say the news!’

‘I’m gonna be a dad. I’m… we’re both really, really happy,’ he continued to say.

Earlier this month Olivia said she was ‘scared’ but ‘excited’ as she prepared to welcome her first child.

‘I’m looking at everything I have to open up and it’s overwhelming,’ the star went on.

‘I feel good. l feel scared. I feel nervous, and I’m excited. I feel every day the feelings are just rotating through,’ she said on the Today show.  

'What type of crib do you put the baby in?': During an interview on Today, Olivia said Mulaney had been hands-on with baby prepping; pictured September 2019

‘What type of crib do you put the baby in?’: During an interview on Today, Olivia said Mulaney had been hands-on with baby prepping; pictured September 2019 

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