Following the tragedy that took place at Travis Scott Astroworld Music Festival that saw 8 people killed in a crush because of a crowd surge, a lawsuit has been filed against Scott as well as several other organizers.
Travis Scott sued by concertgoer
The organizers of the event, ScoreMore, and ASM Global, alongside Travis Scott and the entertainment company Live Nation; are being sued by Manuel Souza, a concertgoer who attended the event in Houston on 5 November.
The tragedy was described as predictable and preventable in the lawsuit, alleging that the defendants should have ensured a safe, secure, and positive environment for everyone who attended the show.
However due to them allegedly being motivated by profit, they neglected safety at the expense of the health of the concertgoers and as a result, 8 people lost their lives during a night that was supposed to be a night of fun.
The documents alleged that Manuel suffered serious injuries when he was knocked down by the crowd onto the ground and trampled.
Manuel’s injuries were described as being the “inevitable and predictable result of the defendants’ conscious disregard of the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers that had been escalating since hours earlier”.
His lawyer, Steve Kherkher from the law firm Kherkher Garcia, said that as residents of Houston, they are sickened by the devastating tragedy that took place and that Travis Scott and those who promoted the even have to take responsibility.
Travis Scott facing multiple lawsuits
Fellow concertgoer Kristian Paredes also filed a lawsuit against Scott, citing negligence on their part.
Drake was also mentioned in the papers, where he allegedly incited the crowd by coming on stage alongside Scott and causing the crowd to become increasingly chaotic and resulting in a stampede.
Kylie Jenner was present at the time
Kylie Jenner, who is expecting her second child with the rapper, was in attendance at the music festival with her 3-year-old daughter Stormi and Kendall Jenner.
She posted a statement on her Instagram, saying that she was broken and devastated by the tragedy and that her thoughts and prayers are with all those who lost their lives, were injured, or were affected in any way.
She highlighted that Scott cares deeply about his fans and the Houston community and that they weren’t aware of any deaths until the news came out and she reiterated that they wouldn’t have continued performing of filming had they known about the fatalities.
Travis Scott issues statement
Travis Scott also issued a statement addressing the events that unfolded.
For a more comprehensive summary and recap of the events that unfolded in the unfortunate and harrowing tragedy, you can catch them up by clicking here.