Travis Scott will be facing lawsuits against him after eight people lost their lives in the deadly Astroworld festival tragedy.
One of the survivors of the deadly stampede sued Travis Scott and Drake who was a surprise performer on the basis of ‘inciting the crowd’. The injured festival-goer has asked for $1 million for the damages incurred on his body as well as the mental trauma.
None of the celebrities responded to the lawsuit.
After the crush, Travis Scott released a statement stating that he is working closely in helping the families of the slain victims of the festival. The youngest victim was only 14 years old.
According to the reports, the deadly surge began around 21:15 local time which resulted in a panic as the crowd pressed each other towards the stage of Travis Scott.
Kristian Paredes has filed a lawsuit in which he has accused Travis Scott and Drake of “inciting a riot and violence.” He has also included entertainment company Live Nation in the lawsuit claiming that the company failed in providing an adequate amount of security as well as medical services in the time of emergency.
The lawsuit states that “Mr. Paredes felt an immediate push at the front of the general admission section before the crowd became chaotic and a stampede began. Many begged security guards hired by Live Nation Entertainment for help but were ignored.”
Mr. Paredes also described that he is suffering from “severe bodily injuries.”
Another lawsuit was filed by another injured concertgoer, Manuel Souza. He also seeks $1 million in damages and has named Travis Scott, Scoremore, the concert promoter, and Live Nation. The lawsuit states that “Mr. Souza suffered serious bodily injuries when the uncontrolled crowd at the concert knocked him to the ground and trampled him.”
Live Nation did not make an official comment regarding the lawsuits but stated that it is “working to provide as much information and assistance as possible to the local authorities as they investigate.”