The lawsuits are starting to pile up for Travis Scott in the wake of the tragic crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival in Houston. After eight fans were crushed to death while Scott urged on their destructive behavior, the consequences for a terribly managed situation that turned into a living nightmare are beginning to show themselves.
In the suits, it is argued that Travis Scott and Live Nation failed to provide proper security and failed to have an adequate plan in place to protect festival attendees. In addition to the eight festival attendees who passed away, hundreds of others were injured. This may only be the tip of the legal iceberg that Scott will have to face.
The documents do not list specific injuries to any of the parties. Attorney Sean Roberts notes only that the injuries are serious and permanent in nature. The suits also allege that Scott and Live Nation failed to warn fans of the safety risks and providing inadequate medical staff for the 50,000-person event.
Travis Scott is the founder of the Astroworld festival. The show was promoted using old footage from the chaotic 2019 festival which Scott also personally shared on Twitter after the wild event of that year. The shocking video glorifies fans rushing barricades to get into the building as well as other violent scenes. It’s as if Scott was asking for violence.
Scott also tweeted what many interpret as an open invitation for gate crashers at the festival. It was quickly deleted, but nothing is ever truly erased from the internet. Travis bragged in the post about sneaking “wild ones” into the show after it was announced as a sell-out.
No amount of money won in a lawsuit will truly bring closure to the families of those affected by the incident. It does, however, represent the first step. The situation is beyond worthy of a full investigation, and the responsible parties need to be held accountable by answering to the law.