The mountain of lawsuits against rapper Travis Scott for his alleged role in the Astroworld tragedy don’t pass the legal eye test. Attorney Bryan Sullivan said that there needs to be specific behavior by Travis for him to be legally liable for the series of injuries and deaths that took place in a crowd stampede at the music festival. He may get off Scott free.
Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Sullivan said it would be a stretch to say that Travis Scott is legally liable for all of the allegations. He explained that while Travis may have acted unethically, he might not have passed the legal threshold to hold him culpable. He believes the circumstantial evidence of Scott’s history and rough reputation aren’t enough, either.
“You can be a very violent person in an area where there was a fight, but not have thrown a punch.
The law requires him to engage in specific conduct that incited the incidents… What did he do at Astroworld that night? That’s the question the courts will be asking. [Travis Scott] likely will be dismissed from the case.”
Lawyer Nick Rozansky said most of the responsibility, from a legal standpoint, will fall on concert promoters Live Nation and Scoremore. The security company that worked the festival will also likely be held liable. The same result will likely come for Drake, who has also been named in the lawsuits.
The legal filings against the organizers of Astroworld have gone over $2 billion. Nike recently paused the release of Travis Scott’s Air Max sneakers. He’s also been dropped from magazine covers. Regardless of his legal liability in the suits, Travis Scott is losing a lot of money over this.
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