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Travis Scott & Drake Face $2 Billion Lawsuit Over Astroworld Festival Tragedy Culpability

Both rappers, Travis Scott and Drake, are facing a billionaire lawsuit. These news add up to the tragedy of the infamous music Festival that took place in early November 2021

By Miguel Robles

- November 19 , 2021 - 18:30 hs
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Travis Scott, Drake (AFP)

All what the Astroworld Festival drawn from its tragedy is so far from being over. As new information surface, the tragedy continues to crow and deepens, especially after some news regarding legal briefs and challenges are filed to establish the concert's responsible parties.

One of the recent reports, in fact, points out that attorneys have files suites against rappers Travis Scott, as well as Drake, as well as Live Nation and other on behalf of those at the deadly crowd surge at the Houston-area festival earlier this month.

As per what was reported by TMZ, an attorney called Thomas Henry files a $2 billion lawsuit against both Drake and Travis Scott, the entertainment ticket company, as well as NRG Stadium. This, in regard over more than 200 alleged victims of that terrible crowd rush that happened in early November.

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According to some reports, the core of the suit, in which Thomas represents 280 plaintiffs, blames the organizers behind the Astroworld Festival for not taking safety concerns and crowd control issues seriously prior to the tragedy. What's more, the suit also alleged that Travis himself “incited (fans) into a frenzy” during the show, exacerbating crowd control isues and contributing to the deadly conditions. Slamming those in charge of safety at the event held in the south Texas city. Henry wrote in the brief:

“The Defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money of this event, yet they chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put the festival attendees at risk.” Undoubtedly, things for the rapper don't seem very pleasant, as he is facing a very serious legal situation coming from that angle. Also, in terms of the ten-figure lawsuit.

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On the other side, Scott's attorney, Edwin F. McPherson has decided to point fingers elsewhere in public defense of these early filings. He went on to criticize city officials, and specifically Houston PD chief Troy Finner, via TMZ, McPherson even stated previously and seemingly reiterated now:

“There has been multiple finger-pointing, much of which has been by city officials, who have sent inconsistent messages and have backtracked from original statements. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner was quoted in the New York Times as saying, 'You cannot just close when you got 50,000 and over 50,000 individuals. We have to worry about rioting, riots, when you have a group that's that young.' Yet, just a short time later, Chief Finner states the responsibility to stop the show falls on Travis.”

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Henry also stated that his clients ultimately want to ensure that the defendants “are held responsible for their actions, and they want to send the message to all performers, event organizers, and promoters, that what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again.”

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Miguel Robles

I began my journey as a journalist 15 years ago, when I started as a staff writer for OPEN Magazine. I was able to escalate up to the point of becoming the editor in chief of the magazine. Always adjusting to cope with changes in the industry. Trying to make strong connections with the people, and bringing voice to minorities through storytelling.

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