Travis Scott and co. have been hit with a flurry of lawsuits. This comes just days after the tragedy that took place at Astroworld Music Festival on Friday, November 8. Eight people died from a crowd surge that took place. The “Sicko Mode” rapper has a history of riling up fans at his live concerts and shows.
There was a mass riot at the concert that took place late Friday night. The people died from asphyxiation caused by being crushed to death. Both Travis and Live Nation have been criticized for the way they handled the event. Now, they will be faced with a flurry of lawsuits as the two-day concert is now defunct.
Astroworld tragedy has 110 plaintiffs
A San Antonio lawyer revealed that he has over 100 clients as a result of the Astroworld Festival. Thomas J. Henry told CNN correspondent Jake Tapper that he represents “about 150 people.” In the next few days, those lawsuits could pile up to over 200. Henry first filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott, Drake, and concert producer Live Nation on Sunday, November 7.
The lawsuit is asking for a million dollars. It claims that the rappers “incited the crowd” into behavior that left festivalgoers “severely injured.” Travis Scott was performing on stage when the crowd surge happened. He was later joined by Drake. While he briefly stopped a few times to check on fans, he continued performing a half-hour after the tragedy occurred.
Victims and their families have since headed to local courts. Per Billboard, there are 46 lawsuits and counting as of Wednesday, November 10. The victims claim that Drake, Travis Scott, and Live Nation were negligent when it came to keeping concertgoers safe. There was one case in which a 9-year-old was trampled.
Attorneys of the victims say that both Travis and Live Nation had “egregiously failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of those in attendance at the concert.” An important question that needs to be answered is whether the hip-hop artist was personally responsible for what happened. While he has a history of inciting similar behavior, there needs to be evidence to prove that he’s responsible for what happened on Friday.
54 lawsuits filed against Travis Scott
Instagram influencer Katie Joy claims that 54 lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott in relation to the tragedy. The lawsuits are seeking damages ranging from $1 million or $20 million. Since insurance can only provide so much protection, it’s up to each individual to make this decision for themselves. Travis Scott’s reported net worth is $60 million.
Katie Joy also revealed on Instagram that Travis has also “been caught yelling homophobic slurs at concerts.” Only time will tell what will come out of these lawsuits. The Houston Police Department launched a criminal investigation into the tragedy. It’s still ongoing.
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