Many anticipated that there would be plenty of lawsuits, in the aftermath, of the Houston-based festival. Day two of the concerts went on to be canceled, on November 6. These lawsuits have been filed, as the amount of them have been growing, significantly.
Astroworld Lawsuits Reach Over 100
According to the New York Post, the amount of lawsuits against Travis and the Astroworld Festival, is now at 108. This was confirmed by the Harris County District Court. Travis, Live Nation, and even Drake are mentioned in these lawsuits. As far as Drake goes, many accuse him and Travis of inciting the Houston crowd. Travis went on to bring Drake out to perform with him, on November 5.
One of the plaintiffs, Niaara Goods, is suing these organizers for $1 million, in damages. This lawsuit also alleged that performance continued, while attendees were getting injured.
“The deadly crowd surge and its aftermath unfolded right in front of Webster and Graham. Nonetheless, they continued their performance while medical personnel struggled to reach the numerous unconscious and injured concertgoers.”
Lawsuit Also States That Women Were Sexually Assaulted
One of these lawsuits that is standing out, is that several women were sexually assaulted, during the Astroworld Festival. This reportedly occurred, while surges were starting to surface in the crowd, where many attendees were stuck where they were, and couldn’t escape the chaos.
Lawsuits similar to this one, may start to surface over the next several weeks as well. Over 300 people were treated for injuries during the Astroworld Festival, and sexual assault could’ve likely been a common occurrence, back on November 5.
Texas A&M Student Recently Passed
Many Astroworld attendees are still battling their injuries, as one recently lost their life to them. This was 22-year-old Bharti Shahani. She was a senior at Texas A&M University, and was set to graduate in the spring of 2022. Shahani was separated from her sister and cousin, as several of them lost their cell phones, as well. This happened after the hectic surges unfolded, during the performances.
“Once one person fell, people started toppling like dominos. It was like a sinkhole. People were falling on top of each other,” said Bellani to ABC13, in Houston. “There were like layers of bodies on the ground, like two people thick. We were fighting to come up to the top and breathe to stay alive.”
9-Year-Old Boy Remains On Life Support
Another unfortunate situation for a Travis fan who attended the festival, simply for a great time, is 9-year-old Ezra Blount. Blount was watching the performances, on his father, Treston’s shoulders. The two stood at the back of the crowd, but still got caught in the madness, which resulted in Treston passing out. Ezra would go on to get trampled on, and suffered severe brain and organ damage. He is currently still on life support, while tragically being listed as having no brain function.