An upcoming documentary about Travis Scott’s involvement in the horrific Astroworld tragedy that left ten concertgoers dead is being slammed by the rapper’s legal team. “Concert Crush: The Travis Scott Festival Tragedy” is set to premiere this weekend in several cities in Texas. Scott’s attorneys believe it is nothing more than a publicity stunt and a money grab.
The Associated Press spoke to Scott’s lawyers, who called the documentary a “propaganda piece.” Director Charlie Minn said the film is not intended to be an attack on Travis Scott’s reputation. Minn just wanted to tell the story of the deadly festival.
Scott’s legal representatives did not agree with Charlie Minn’s statement. They said that the goal is to influence any future juries in lawsuits and profit from a horrific event. Travis’ lawyers think the entire thing is a farce.
“[The documentary is a] farce financed by and containing content from members of the plaintiff’s legal teams, who, weeks after a tragedy, sought to exploit and benefit financially from it, with the clear goals of making money and swaying future juries and public opinion.
It’s a profit play and a publicity stunt, with no support from the film industry, no distribution, and from a director with no respect from his field who has been termed a ‘trauma pornographer.'”
Travis Scott still has several lawsuits pending against him relating to Astroworld. Scott has been attempting to make a comeback, with some new live dates just announced. This new documentary will do him no favors as he tries to rebuild his reputation in the eyes of the public.
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