Travis Scott and Live Nation reportedly getting sued for more than $1 million by injured Astroworld attendee over predictable tragedy.
Travis Scott, Drake and Astroworld Organizers Face First Lawsuits After Festival Tragedy
After eight lives were lost during a crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas. In NRG Park Friday (Nov. 5) as Houston officials announced at least eight people were killed and many more — including a 10-year-old — were injured.
The first of presumably many lawsuits to come has been filed against Travis Scott, Live Nation Entertainment and others in the wake of the mass casualty event that left eight people dead and 25 hospitalized at the 2021 Astroworld Festival over the weekend.
Manuel Souza was first revealed to be suing Travis Scott and Live Nation in a petition which was filed on Saturday in Harris County District Court, Billboard reports on Sunday (November 7).
As many media publications reported Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña the chaos started around 9:15 p.m. after the crowd began to “compress toward the front of the stage.” “People began to fall out and become unconscious and that created additional panic,” Peña said. Authorities believe the event was attended by over 50,000 people; over 300 had to be treated at a hospital tent stationed near the festival. And at least 23 patients were transported to nearby hospitals by Houston Fire Department and Harris County medics.
The tragedy is being investigated as a criminal act.
Fans are coming together to #CancelTravisScott after Astroworld Festival tragedy.