The rappers Drake and Travis Scot are sued for inciting mayhem once eight people were killed and dozens were injured in a crash during their concert in Texas.
Thomas J Henry Law shared one story released by the Daily Mail on the lawsuit, admitting on Sunday that it had filed “one of the first lawsuits in Travis Scott Astroworld festival tragedy.”
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The plaintiff is the 23-year-old Kristian Paredes, who was seriously injured at the concert that happened on November 5.
Another lawsuit was filed in the stated court of Houston on behalf of a man hurt in the crush. Lawyers representing Manuel Souza sued Travis Scott, the organizers of the concerts Live Nation, etc., stating they were responsible for the incident.
Scott tweeted, he was “absolutely devastated by what took place.” He pledged to work “together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need.”
More than 50,000 people attended the concert at NRG Park in Houston when the crowd started pushing towards the stage as Scott was performing, creating chaos.
One Texas resident who was at the concert and sued Live Nation and the venue stated that he felt an immediate push at the general admission section as Scott appeared on the scene.
The lawsuit states, “The crowd became chaotic, and a stampede began. Many begged security guards hired by Live Nation Entertainment for help but were ignored.”
Scott “had incited mayhem and chaos at prior events” and “defendants knew or should have known of [Scott’s] prior conduct.” It added.
Also, according to the lawsuit, Drake was responsible too because he joined Scott’s performance, contributing to the people running towards the stage.
‘’ As Drake came onstage alongside Travis Scott, he helped incite the crowd even though he knew of Travis Scott’s prior conduct,” the complaint says.
He continued to perform even as the “crowd became out of control” and the “crowd mayhem continued,” it adds.
Details of the victims have begun to surface. One of the victims is identified as Brianna Rodrigues, 116, a student at Heights high school in Houston.
Danish Baig, 27, died after he tried to save his fiancé. Franco Patino, a student and the University of Dayton in Ohio, and his friend Jacob Jurinek, at the age of 21, are among the victims, too.
Scott, who launched the Astroworld music festival in 2018, halted his act a couple of times when he saw fans in distress near the stage.
The authorities opened an investigation into the tragedy, including homicide and narcotics detectives.
The Houston major stated that the authorities analyzed the footage and talked to the witnesses, organizers, and hospitalized people.
More than 25 people were hospitalized, and more than 300 were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
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