Travis Scott is facing a $750 million lawsuit after ten people died during a crowd crush at his Astroworld festival.
Houston attorney Tony Buzbee has put forward the case on behalf of 125 people who either attended the concert or are family members of the event’s casualties. It alleges that as a result of Astroworld, the attendees have suffered both mental and physical distress which they say is the fault of “senseless gross negligence” on behalf of the organisers and performers.
Buzbee has accused them of failing to make a “minimal effort” to keep attendees safe. Furthermore, the case points to the death of 21-year-old Axel Acosta as an example of their dereliction of duty.
Acosta was allegedly crushed by an “incited, unruly and out-of-control crowd with such force that he could no longer breathe.”
The attorney adds, “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 attempts to fix, help, or make up for the harms and losses suffered by these Plaintiffs – nothing more and nothing less.”
Earlier this week, nine-year-old Astroworld attendee Ezra Blount tragically passed away after being put into an induced coma and suffering severe brain damage following the festival.
Scott still maintains that he was unaware of the severity of the chaos in the crowd, which he states as the reason why he didn’t stop the concert earlier.