Travis Scott is sued over ‘foreseeable and avoidable catastrophe’ at Astroworld
A concertgoer at Friday’s unfortunate Astroworld show in Houston is suing Travis Scott and the event’s organizers over the “foreseeable and avoidable disaster,” a report states.
Manuel Souza, who stated he was hurt in the chaos at the show at NRG Park– where eight people died in a crush of bodies– implicates the rap star and promoters Live Nation and ScoreMore of putting earnings prior to safety at the 50,000-strong event, according to the match.
” Defendants stopped working to correctly plan and conduct the concert in a safe way,” Souza’s attorneys stated in documents submitted Saturday in Harris County District Court, Billboard reported.
” Instead, they consciously neglected the extreme dangers of damage to concertgoers and, sometimes, actively encouraged and fomented dangerous habits,” alleged the suit, the first of an anticipated many legal filings connected to the case.
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Houston, Texas.Erika Goldring/WireImage Souza’s match ripped Scott and the promoters for continuing the show even after ambulances hurried to the scene to treat dozens of hurt people.” Eventually, due to offenders’ active choice to let the show go on, the scene devolved into a complete melee, resulting in the needless, untimely death of at least eight individuals and injuries to ratings of others,” the file stated.
The match declares the program was unruly from the start, when nervous fans “breached a security gate around the park, stampeded into the facilities and squashed over one another” simply to enter into the sold-out performance.
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crowd forward, crushing lots and leaving the eight victims dead– one as young as 14. The suit accuses Scott and the organizers of neglect and gross neglect and seeks a minimum of $1 million in damages, Billboard stated.
In a phone interview with the outlet Sunday, Souza’s lawyer, Kevin Haynes, called the deadly stampede at the program “unneeded.