A couple of lawsuits were filed against American rapper Travis Scott and the event’s organizer, Live Nation, alleging that the Astroworld music festival “did not safely plan or perform the concert correctly.” On Friday night, November 5, eight people between the ages of 14 and 27 died at the event in Houston, the first day of the festival named after Scott’s album. About 50,000 people were scheduled to be there on Friday and it is unclear what sparked the crush. The images of the scene show a chaotic surge towards the stage with many people crowded together. Some videos show attendees pleading with organizers to cancel the program or asking for help in administering CPR.
After a tragic crowd crushed at least eight people dead and several injured on the night of November 5, a concert attendee Manuel Souza presented the case a few days after the incident. The lawsuit names Scott, Live Nation and other co-organizers, calling the deaths a “preventable tragedy.” Souza is demanding at least $ 1 million in damages, Billboard reported.
Later, on November 7, another attendee filed another lawsuit that named rapper Drake and blamed him for inciting a “riot and violence” while claiming that the organizers did not provide sufficient medical and security services at the scene. Investigators are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the performance. Legal experts at the Houston Chronicle predict that the festival’s liabilities could run into the hundreds of millions of dollars, with many more lawsuits filed in the coming days.
According to the Huffington Post report, the crowd watched as Travis Scott performed at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Friday, November 5, 2021, in Houston. Several people were killed and many others injured in what officials described as a surge of people at the music festival as Scott performed. Authorities declared a “mass casualty incident” shortly after 9 pm Friday during the festival, which was attended by about 50,000 people, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters at a news conference.
The rapper said he plans to fully cooperate with authorities and said he was “absolutely devastated by what happened.” In a statement posted on Twitter, Scott wrote: “I am absolutely devastated by what happened last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those affected by what happened at Astroworld Festival. The Houston Police Department has my full support as they continue to investigate the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support families in need. Thanks to the Houston Police Department, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. ”
– TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 6, 2021
Souza said in his complaint that Scott should be held responsible for the event, claiming that the rapper has regularly encouraged aggressive behavior on previous shows.
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