Is Travis Scott facing a lawsuit?
Following a crowd surge at the Astroworld festival, multiple deaths have been confirmed.
Travis Scott, who was on stage at the time, said he was “devastated” by the tragic Friday night incident, which has prompted an investigation.
Following the disaster at the Astroworld festival show, Travis Scott is reportedly facing a slew of lawsuits.
According to Billboard, Manuel Souza, a festival attendee, filed a lawsuit in Harris County District Court against Scott, the festival’s organizer ScoreMore, and concert promoter Live Nation.
According to the lawsuit, Scott and his producing partners prioritized “profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety.”
The plaintiff’s attorney, Steve Kherkher, wrote: “Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner.”
“Instead, they consciously ignored the grave dangers to concertgoers, and, in some cases, actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behavior.”
Scott, along with Drake, has been accused of “inciting mayhem” during the incident on Friday night.
According to The Mail, the lawsuit was filed by Kristian Paredes, a 23-year-old festival goer who claimed the pair’s actions on the night contributed to his injuries and the deaths of others.
Scott “had incited mayhem and chaos at prior events,” according to the lawsuit, and “defendants knew or should have known of (Scott’s) prior conduct,” according to the lawsuit.
Scott has been convicted twice for encouraging fans to jump security barriers and rush the stage at previous concerts, and has since issued a statement on Twitter about the incident.
On November 5, 2021, eight people, ranging in age from 14 to 27, died as a result of the incident.
At the time, at least 25 more people were transported to the hospital.
The concert drew around 50K people on Friday night, with attendees complaining that the event was poorly managed.
When Travis Scott began his performance at 9 p.m., the incident occurred.
People in the audience were reportedly pleading with the rapper and his team to call a halt to the show because it was difficult to move or breathe.
Emergency vehicles can be seen driving through the crowd in video footage from the event, and attendees have continued to share their stories on social media.
“Once [Scott] started, everything went to hell,” concertgoer Alexis Guavin said.
“Everyone in the 50,000-strong crowd rushed to the front, squeezing everyone together with the little air available.”
According to CNN, another attendee said, “I felt so scared, like I was going to die.”
A man in the crowd allegedly injected at least one person, according to reports. A HPD spokesman told the Sun that the investigation was “ongoing” and that “all elements and potential causes are being examined.”
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