The family of a nine-year-old who is in an induced coma following the Astroworld tragedy is suing Travis Scott and Live Nation.
A crowd crush during Scott’s set saw eight people tragically lose their lives, and hundreds more suffered severe injuries. Now, an array of lawsuits have been brought forward against the rapper and the promoters.
In this case, Ezra Blount’s family are seeking $1million in damages which blames Scott and the event’s organisers for the incident. It took over 40 minutes for the performance to stop after the chaos in the audience began.
Rolling Stone have seen the lawsuit, and it allegedly says, “During the concert, (Ezra), a 9-year-old minor child, was suddenly forced to watch in terror as several concertgoers were injured and killed as a result of the crowd surge.
“He is currently in an induced coma on life support and has severe liver, kidney and brain damage. To his young, growing body, these injuries will have life-long effects, impairing his quality of life and ability to grow and thrive.”
Blount’s attorney, Ben Crump, has said Ezra “and his family will face life-altering trauma from this day forward, a reality that nobody expects when they buy concert tickets.
“Concerts and music festivals such as this are meant to be a safe place for people of all ages to enjoy music in a controlled environment. None of that was true about the Astroworld Festival. This little boy is currently fighting for his life, and his parents will never know the same child they entered Astroworld with.”
Meanwhile, AGoFundMe has been set up for Blount, which so far has raised over $37,000 for him and his family.