More than 125 fans have sued rapper Travis Scott for $750 million in connection with the Astroworld Festival incident
More than 125 fans have sued rapper Travis Scott for $750 million in connection with the horrific Astroworld Festival incident earlier this month, which left ten people dead and hundreds injured.
The complaint, filed by Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who had previously represented at least 35 concertgoers, accuses Scott and the festival organizers of ‘gross negligence’ in the turmoil at Astroworld on November 5.
The lawsuit also names Live Nation, Epic Records, Drake, and Apple as defendants for their roles in the festival’s organization, and Buzbee intends to file a second case with 100 more plaintiffs in the coming days.
‘No amount of money will ever make these Plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life,’ Buzbee said in the lawsuit.
‘But, the damages sought in this case attempts to fix, help, or make up for the harms and losses suffered by these Plaintiffs — nothing more and nothing less.’
The lawsuit comes as W Magazine is reportedly scrambling to pull their next issue featuring Kylie Jenner and Scott on the cover after the Astroworld Festival tragedy.
Buzbee alleges that Scott incited the crowd frenzy as he has often praised violence in mosh pits and yelled at attendees to attack one another.
Buzbee claims Scott and the concert promoters and organizers failed to have protective measures in place to protect the concert goers.
Among those Buzbee is representing is the family of Axel Acosta, 21, of Washington, one of the ten who died at the concert.
Buzbee wrote, ‘Axel was crushed by the incited, unruly and out-of-control crowd with such force that he could no longer breath; with such force that the air in his lungs was literally slowly squeezed out of him, sending his heart into cardiac arrest.
‘When Axel collapsed, he was trampled by those fighting to prevent themselves from being crushed. As he lay there under a mass of humanity, dying, the music played and streamed on…for almost forty minutes.’
In a statement, Live Nation said ‘We continue to support and assist local authorities in their ongoing investigation so that both the fans who attended and their families can get the answers they want and deserve.