(TargetLiberty.org) – Rapper Travis Scott is facing multiple lawsuits after a stampede killed eight fans at a Texas concert last Friday. Survivors claim Scott and Drake, another performer at the concert, incited the crowd, contributing to the crush, then kept playing for another hour while medics tried to rescue the injured.
Travis Scott and Astroworld Festival organizers are being sued by an injured concertgoer, @Billboard reports.
In a petition filed on Saturday, the victim claims the disaster was the result of “a motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety.” pic.twitter.com/wJZo2a1mMT
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 7, 2021
Over a dozen lawsuits have already been filed against Scott over alleged gross negligence at the November 5 Astroworld festival in Houston, TX. Lawyers representing dozens of injured concertgoers, and the relatives of some of the dead, say organizers Live Nation failed to implement proper security and medical plans, leading to disaster when Scott whipped the crowd into a frenzy and thousands of people surged towards the stage.
One suit, filed Sunday on behalf of Manuel Souza, called the tragedy “predictable and preventable.” Now Souza, who was injured in the crush, wants $1 million in compensation. Another suit by Kristian Paredes, who was also injured, accuses Scott and Drake of inciting a riot.
Houston police chief Troy Finner says he was worried about safety before the event, and spoke to Scott moments before he went on stage to express his concerns. This isn’t the first time Scott has been accused of reckless incitement, either. In 2017, a fan was left paralyzed after being pushed from a balcony at one of his concerts – the same concert where Scott was filmed urging fans to jump from a balcony because “They gonna catch you. Don’t be scared!”
That time, Scott got away with it. If these allegations are true, will he be as lucky now?
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