Rocker Tommy Lee was to blame for the death of a four-year-old boy in his pool, a court heard yesterday (08APR03).

The SANTA MONICA COURT was told that DANIEL KARVEN-VERES died during a party for Lee's son BRANDON, whose mother is voluptuous actress PAMELA ANDERSON.

The dead boy's parents URSULA and James are suing the former Motley Crue drummer for $150 million (GBP100 million) following the drowning at his Malibu home.

Their lawyer told the court: "There was no supervision. The party was held for his (Lee's) pals, guys in tattoos."

But Lee's lawyer said guests were parents and it was not a booze-fuelled event. The case continues.