The first lawsuit in the wake of the deadly Astroworld Festival in Houston has been filed against Travis Scott and event organizers.
In the lawsuit filed on Saturday in Harris County District Court, concertgoer Manuel Souza, who was injured at the festival, accuses Travis, Live Nation, and ScoreMore of putting profits before the safety of the 50,000+ people in attendance.
Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner.
Instead, they consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers and, in some cases, actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behaviors.
Eventually, due to defendants’ active decision to let the show go on, the scene devolved into a complete melee, resulting in the needless, untimely death of at least eight people and injuries to scores of others.
The lawsuit accuses Travis Scott and the event organizers of negligence and gross negligence.
Manuel Souza is seeking $1 million in damages.
At least eight people died during the Astroworld Festival on Friday night following a crowd surge.
One victim was as young as 14-years-old.
Travis released a statement via social media saying he is “absolutely devastated.”
The rapper has come under fire for continuing his performance despite the deadly mayhem taking place in the crowd.
Kylie Jenner took to social media on Sunday to say she nor Travis were aware of any deaths until after the festival concluded.
This is the first lawsuit of many more to come.
My continued prayers to the families.
Source: NY Post