Travis Scott’s 2021 Astroworld Festival killed nine people and injured many more. Travis cannot solve all of his problems simply by throwing money at them, as the victims have suffered greatly. Travis was recently chastised by Astroworld victims for donating $5 million to charity.
According to Radaronline, victims of the Astroworld stampede are criticizing the rapper after he pledged to donate $5 million to charity. They claimed Scott is attempting to put on a “good guy act” before going to court over the Astroworld disaster.
This week, the 30-year-old rapper launched a multi-tiered fundraising campaign for “Project HEAL.” The $5 million donation will be used to promote concert safety, with a portion of the proceeds going toward scholarships for black students and colleges.
Scott has donated to several of his own charities since the deadly concert, including the Catus Jack Foundation and his Wayman Webster Scholarship Fund. Scott is facing a massive lawsuit in which approximately 2,800 alleged victims are suing for billions of dollars. Several family members of those who died during the two-day festival are among the plaintiffs.
Kristen Hawkin, the judge assigned to the case, issued a gag order last week so that the case can “be tried in the courtroom and not on social media or with press releases or other statements to the media.” With this latest announcement, Bob Hilliard, a Texas attorney who represents 708 of the alleged victims, accused Scott of violating the gag order.
“However well-intentioned Mr. Scott’s belated largesse may or may not be, there seems no reason to issue a press release or announce the specific part of the initiative as it relates to putting money into concert safety and making sure fans are safe at shows, other than to improperly attempt and sway potential jurors with the message, ‘Look at me, I’m a good guy.'”
“Though Judge Hawkin’s order is primarily directed at counsel, Mr. Scott is also a party in this case, and should be held to the same reasonable restrictions, as he is much more capable of using his platform and his money to try and sway the entire Harris County jury pool before one juror is actually selected.”
Victims and families of the tragic Astroworld concert aren’t letting Scott off the hook, believing he’s partly to blame for the ten deaths and countless injuries that occurred during his 2021 show. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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