Travis Scott has been hit with his first lawsuit after the highly tragic incident at his Astroworld Fest. The organizers at Astroworld Fest are also subject to legal action after 8 people lost their lives and several were left injured in the chaos that was erupted in the festival.
The lawsuit was filed at Harris County District Court by the attendee Manuel Souza, who received injuries at the festival. It details Live Nation, Scott’s label Cactus Jack Records & ScoreMore (co-organizers) as the defendants. The report of the lawsuit came from Billboard.
Souza’s lawyer Steve Kherkher from the Kherkher Garcia LLP firm wrote in the petition that it was a failure on the organizers’ part to conduct a safe event. He rather accused the organizers of even encouraging behaviors which were dangerous to them.
Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner. Instead, they consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers, and, in some cases actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behaviors.
The argument goes further on the points that the organizers neglected signs of a potential disaster. They failed to stop the show after the attendees of the show rushed through the gates while entering the show. These were “red flags” and “warning signs” that the organizers ignored.
Travis Scott has been getting a lot of heat from fans as he continued to perform the concert despite the injuries. Even fans tried to stop the concert while the chaos ensued amid the crowds. Kylie Jenner looked concerned while the concert continued. Clips from previous shows of Linkin Park and Dave Grohl went viral after the Astroworld tragedy.
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