The Astroworld tragedy continues to unfold more than a week after the mass deaths recorded at the two-day festival organised by Live Nation and Houston’s hometown hero Travis Scott.
R11.6bn lawsuit latest in Astroworld tragedy
As reported by Hypebeast, 125 festival attendees filed a R11.6 billion ($750 million) lawsuit against Scott, Drake, Live Nation as well as Apple Music for their alleged complicity in the chaos that resulted in the deaths of 10 people.
Tony Buzbee, the attorney leading the charge on behalf of the bereaved families, confirmed that not only is he representing the family of Axel Acosta — the 21-year-old who died at Astroworld — in a separate legal challenge, but that 125 individuals have sought his services in seeking punitive justice for the massacre.
“Many of the clients named in this lawsuit suffered broken bones, or twisted knees, or orthopedic injuries. Many have psychological injury. I expect we will file on behalf of another 100 individuals very soon. I have been in contact with defense counsel for many of the entities sued, to include Live Nation. Our team has toured the site and collected evidence. We have taken statements from more than fifty witnesses.
“We have collected hours of video tape from almost every angle. No amount of money will fix what occurred on the night of November 5. However, based on what I know now, to include what I learned during discussions with opposing counsel, it is my firm belief that every individual who attended that concert and who suffered injury will be fairly compensated. I intend to make sure of it.” Buzbee wrote.
This new lawsuit is independent from the 200-some lawsuits filed by attorneys Benjamin Crump and Alex Hilliard, in addition to the 90-plus other suits currently on the roll.
What’s the latest on Travis Scott?
The world has been crumbling for Scott since the Astroworld tragedy and as the days pass, more of the success he’s built over the years continues to tumble.
Clearly, his apologies didn’t work. Neither has his claim that he only found out about the tragedy after the show.
Since then, festivals he was scheduled to headline have pulled the Sicko Mode rapper out of their lineups, Nike, it’s believed, has delayed Scott’s collab sneaker release and according to Page Six, W Magazine is doing its best to recall their next printed issue which features Scott and his baby momma Kylie Jenner.
Nothing has been heard from Scott, himself. However, his spokesperson, former Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake claims the rapper cannot be held accountable for the Astroworld tragedy.
“They have a 59-page operations plan, and it clearly says the only two people that are, have the authority to stop the concert, were the executive producer and the concert producer. He was not responsible for this, but he wants to be responsible for the solution,” she maintained in an interview with CBS Mornings.