Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed after 10 people died and 300+ others were injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, during a “crowd surge” at the performance of rapper Travis Scott.
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$2 Billion Lawsuit Filed Against Travis Scott, Live Nation, Apple
On November 18, a $2 billion lawsuit was filed against Travis Scott, Live Nation Entertainment and Apple by hundreds of people who were injured at the deadly Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, when a crowd of 50,000 people was “incited into a frenzy.” The complaint includes 282 plaintiffs, making it the largest lawsuit filed so far after the tragedy.
10 Dead, 300 Injured in Deadly Crowd Surge At Houston Astroworld Festival
Ten people died, 25 were hospitalized, and more than 300 others were injured when the crowd rushed the stage during the performance of Travis Scott, a rapper who has been arrested twice for inciting chaos during his shows and encouraging his fans to rush the stage.
On Friday, November 5, 2021, Houston rapper Travis Scott was the headliner at the Astroworld Festival located in NRG Park in Houston, Texas. The sold-out show had around 50,000 fans in attendance.
The chaos began early. At around 2 p.m., a stampede of people destroyed the VIP entrance, bypassed security, and climbed over fences.
At around 9:00 p.m., as a timer counted down to the beginning of Travis Scott’s performance, the people in front were crushed together so tightly they were unable to breathe, move their arms, or get out. People began to fall and lose consciousness, which created additional panic, according to Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña.
How Many People Died?
Scott paused his performance briefly as an ambulance tried to help, but the show went on for another 37 minutes after officials had declared a “mass casualty event.” Eight people died at the concert. Another 25 people were hospitalized with severe injuries, such as going into cardiac arrest. Two people later succumbed to their injuries and died in the hospital, including a 22-year-old Texas A&M student and a 9-year-old boy.
Can I File a Lawsuit?
You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if you or a loved one attended the Astroworld Festival and suffered any of the following:
- Physical injuries
- Broken bones, cuts, trampling injuries, etc.
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Cardiac arrest
Live Nation Concert Promoter’s History of Deadly Events
Live Nation Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, the concert promoters behind the Astroworld Festival, have a long history of tragic events. According to the Houston Chronicle, there have been 753 injuries and 194 deaths at Live Nation events in 7 countries since 2006. Live Nation also paid a $50 million settlement after 7 people died when a stage collapsed at an event in 2011.
Travis Scott’s Long History of Being Arrested for Urging Crowds to Rush Stage, Jump Barriers & Balconies
Travis Scott (whose real name is Jacques Webster) has a long history of causing mayhem at his shows, ending in tragedy…
May 2017 — Travis Scott was arrested for inciting a riot after he encouraged people to rush the stage at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, Arkansas. Several people were injured in the chaos, including fans, security, and a police officer.
April 2017 — Travis Scott was filmed encouraging fans to jump off a balcony at a show in New York City. Fans described the event as “severely overcrowded” and out-of-control. Kyle Green, a 27-year-old man, was paralyzed after being pushed off a 3rd-floor balcony. He filed a lawsuit alleging that security “picked him up like a sack of potatoes” and hauled him out “without a cervical collar, backboard and other safety precautions.”
August 2015 — Travis Scott was arrested for urging fans to jump the barricades at the Lollapallooza Festival in Chicago. Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management said: “The performer played one song and then began telling fans to come over the barricades. Due to the security’s quick response, the situation was remedied immediately and no fans were injured. The performer fled the scene and was taken into custody a short while later. He is being charged with disorderly conduct.”
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