Travis Scott And Drake Sued By Crush Survivors Following Astroworld Festival
The Astroworld Festival, left eight people dead and at least three concertgoers hosptialised over injuries they sustained.
Officials said a 14-year-old was among the victims, and narcotics bureau agents are involved amid reports that a security guard may have been injected with drugs as the chaos unfolded.
News of the first filings came after the Houston Chronicle published an article in which prominent local attorneys predicted an influx of lawsuits asking for “hundreds and hundreds of millions” in damages from the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries reported from Friday’s concert at NRG Park, reports variety.com.
Houston resident Kristian Parades, 23, has sought damages worth $1m for the injuries he says he sustained during the concert, as he accused Scott and Aubrey Drake Graham of negligence.
Patrick Stennis and Manuel Souza have also filed lawsuits in Harris County against Scott and concert company Live Nation. At least two criminal investigations are now underway into the deadly stampede which took place on the opening night of the Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas.
The suit describes Souza as injured, without going into the nature or extent of the injuries.
Paredes is described in the suit as having “suffered severe bodily injuries” in the crowd melee, some of them characterised as “permanent”.
One of Souza’s attorneys, Ryan S MacLeod, said in a statement to Variety: “As proud residents of Houston, we are sickened by the devastating tragedy that took place on Friday night. Travis Scott has a history of inciting violence and creating dangerous conditions for concertgoers. In fact, he tweeted that he would let the wild ones in after the show sold out.