Travis Scott Is Now Facing A $2 Billion Astroworld Lawsuit

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It is clearly not shocking that the recent deadly Astroworld tragedy in Texas would end in some very critical litigation. However the numbers being thrown across the with the lawsuits are pretty beautiful.

Lat week we reported a $750 million lawsuit that had been filed towards Travis Scott, Drake, and a number of corporations concerned in organizing the pageant. A new separate lawsuit was simply filed. The quantity being sought by this lawsuit?

$2 billion

This go well with is the fifth amended criticism filed by Houston lawyer Thomas Henry, who’s representing 280 plaintiffs within the go well with.

Within the go well with’s filings, Henry locations the blame for what occurred squarely on the shoulders of the occasion’s organizers:

“The Defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of cash off this occasion, but they selected to chop corners, reduce prices, and put the pageant attendees in danger.”

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Travis Scott’s personal lawyer Edwin F. McPherson is quoted in response to the go well with, in addition to to the others which have been filed towards his shopper:

“There was a number of finger-pointing, a lot of which has been by metropolis officers, who’ve despatched inconsistent messages and have backtracked from authentic statements…

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner was quoted within the New York Instances as saying, ‘You can not simply shut while you received 50,000 and over 50,000 people. We’ve to fret about rioting, riots, when you’ve a bunch that is that younger.’

But, simply a short while later, Chief Finner states the accountability to cease the present falls on Travis.

It was reported that the Operations Plan designated that solely the pageant director and government producers have authority to cease the present, neither of which is a part of Travis’s crew. This additionally runs afoul of HPD’s personal earlier actions when it shut down the facility and sound at this very pageant when the efficiency ran over 5 minutes again in 2019.”

Time will inform precisely how financially liable Scott and everybody else concerned within the Astroworld tragedy will probably be for the occasion’s casualties.


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