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Astroworld spectators file $750 mn lawsuit against Travis Scott

18:15, 18 November 2021
Astroworld spectators file $750 mn lawsuit against Travis Scott Photo: Bumbershoot/twitter.com

At least 125 spectators who attended the Astroworld Festival filed a class-action lawsuit against American rappers Travis Scott, Drake, and the event organizers.

The plaintiffs reportedly sought $750 million in non-pecuniary damage. They also claimed that the concert organizers were unable to create a safe environment for the event. In addition, Drake was accused of not trying to stop the concert as Travis Scott was accused of allegedly inciting violence in his performances.

"Certainly, neither Travis Scott nor his handlers, entourage, managers, agents, hangers-on, promoters, organizers or sponsors cared enough about Axel to make even a minimal effort to keep him and the others at the concert safe," the family lawyers of Axel Acosta, who died in the stampede, said.

On Monday, the number of stampede victims during Travis Scott's performance at the Astroworld Festival had reached 10.

Earlier, the family of the 9-year-old boy was leftin a coma after Astroworld Festival filed a lawsuit against headliner Travis Scott and the concert’s organizers.

On November 16, Nike delayedthe Air Max 1 sneakers collaboration with Travis Scott release after the Astroworld Festival disaster which took the lives of ten concertgoers.

The Astroworld crowd surge occurred on November 5 in Houston, Texas. Eight people were stomped to death after Scott had appeared on the stage accompanied by Drake and the mob started pushing towards them, while two other victims, 9-year-old Ezra Blount and A&M student Bharti Shahani, 22, died later in hospital.