Travis Scott is currently facing over 300 lawsuits, due to what fans had to experience, at his Houston-based Astroworld Festival, last month. Over 300 attendees were injured, and 10 went on to lose their lives.
Travis is definitely going to have some great legal representation to fight these hundreds of lawsuits. Now, he has hired a very notable attorney, who has dealt with controversial figures before.
Travis Scott Brings In Former Trump Attorney
According to Billboard, Travis has hired Daniel Petrocelli, to tackle these lawsuits. Petrocelli also worked with former US President, Donald Trump, in 2016. Then, Petrocelli was defending Trump, regarding his Trump University real estate seminars.
In addition to Petrocelli, Steve Brody and Sabrina Strong, from O’Melveny & Myers LLP, will also be providing legal services, to Travis.
Petrocelli really started to become a household name back in 1997, after he won an $8.5 million wrongful death civil suit against O. J. Simpson. Petrocelli was representing the father of Ronald Goldman, who OJ was accused of killing in 1994, along with Nicole Brown Simpson.
Petrocelli even represented Scarlett Johansson. This was after claiming that she was underpaid, for her role in the film “Black Widow.”
Live Nation Also Gets Legal Assistance
Live Nation, one of the other organizers of the Astroworld Festival, has also been named in various lawsuits. Now, they are hiring a lawyer as well, as they are bringing on Neal Manne. Manne is said to be a managing partner at Susman Godfrey, which is a boutique law firm, and one of the top in the US.
Manne has been hired in cases such as litigations from the 1996 explosion in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. That incident resulted in 33 people dying, and a myriad of other injuries, as well.
$2 Billion Lawsuit Is On The Table
One of the most notable lawsuits that Travis is facing an uphill battle against, is one that is seeking $2 billion in damages. 280 plaintiffs are being represented by Attorney Thomas Henry. The lawsuit states that Travis, Drake, Live Nation, NRG Stadium and others, incited fans “into a frenzy,” when Travis went on stage, to perform.
“The Defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money off this event, yet they chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put the festival attendees at risk.”
Travis’ attorney, Edwin F. McPherson, maintained the rapper isn’t liable for what happened, on November 5. He also added that many people are changing their stories, on what Travis allegedly did, to cause the injuries and deaths of the fans who attended, as 50,000 people came to the concert.