Travis Scott, Duck, Apple, Live Nation and others will now face a massive $ 750 million lawsuit brought against them by more than 125 fans, including the family of one who died at the festival.
The lawsuit, filed by the Houston attorney Tony buzbee, is the first of the others to come forward and blames Travis and the concert organizers for negligence in failing to properly plan the concert, train security personnel, and organize a safe event.
Among the complainants is the family of Axel acosta, a 21-year-old who was allegedly run over by an “incited, unruly and uncontrollable crowd with such force that he could no longer breathe.”
As for the $ 750 million, the lawsuit claims it covers both physical and mental injuries as well as loss of life.
Buzbee said: “No amount of money will ever make these plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life. But, the damages sought in this case attempt to repair, help or compensate them. harm and loss suffered by these plaintiffs – Nothing more and nothing less. “
Travis and Live Nation offered refunds almost immediately to spectators, and the lawsuit addresses that offer, calling it, “… a transparent and grotesque effort by the defendants to limit their liability, after the fact, to the families of those killed or injured. “
As we reported … 10 people have now lost their lives as a result of the Astroworld festival – the most recent was a 9 year old boy.
Law enforcement continues to investigate the causes of death, but onlookers say a crowd crush trapped, trampled and suffocated fans.
Sources close to Travis claimed he not realized gravity of what was going on in the crowd while he was playing. Photos of cops take pictures and watching Travis’ show more than 25 minutes after the HFD chief said the concert was a “mass casualty event” seems to support Scott’s claim.