After ‘Mass Casualty Event’ at Astroworld, Travis Scott and Live Nation Sued
Rapper Travis Scott and other organizers of the Astroworld music festival in Houston are already facing at least one lawsuit over Friday’s deadly crowd surge.
The suit was filed by an injured concertgoer who called the incident a “predictable and preventable tragedy.”
The event left eight dead and dozens more injured.
The lawsuit claims the disaster was the direct result of “a motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety. Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner.”
The case is one of the first of many lawsuits that are expected to be filed after one of the deadliest crowd disasters at a music event in years.
The crush occurred during the first night of a two-day festival attended by more than 50,000 people. The event was hosted at the NRG Park stadium complex in his hometown of Houston.
Videos and witness accounts appear to indicate the crowd surging toward the stage, making it difficult for some to breathe.
The lawsuit is seeking at least $1 million in damages.
Police: Victims May have been Injected with Drugs at Astroworld
After the deadly stampede at rapper Travis Scott’s concert in Houston on Friday night, police confirmed claims of “needle spiking”.
Unsuspecting people were injected with an unknown substance.
A security guard working the festival was attempting to grab or restrain someone during the scuffle when he felt a prick on his neck before he lost consciousness.
No word on what substance was injected into the security guard, but medics gave him Narcan to revive him. Police said they used Narcan on several victims.
Scott issued a statement after the incident:
“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at the Astroworld Festival. Houston PD (Police Department) has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”