The ‘Goosebumps’ rapper filed legal documents in one of the cases against him, asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit against him, his company (Jack Enterprises), and his record label (Cactus Jack.) The denial landed in a case filed by an alleged victim named Jessie Garcia, who claims he was injured in the crowd while attending the festival.
At this point, Scott is filing a “general denial” which is basically a basic denial of all of the allegations against him in the civil lawsuit. Unfortunately, this is one of MANY lawsuits against the rapper, which includes almost 300 other separate cases. In this case, he is essentially telling the judge that the death and injuries at Astroworld are not his responsibility, and he should be tossed from the case.
Rapper Travis Scott Issues ‘General Denial’ In Astroworld Lawsuit
According to reports, Travis is planning to respond to all the cases in the exact same way. Right now, he will be responsible to respond to each and every one of the cases. But, attorneys for both sides are requesting to combine all 275 current cases into one singular case. The legal case currently consists of over 1,250 plaintiffs. If a judge signs off, the case will fall into the Texas multi-district litigation rules, which is a legal standard for mass-injury and mass-casualty events, aimed at streamlining the process of discovery and protection against other judgements for the same situation.
As we reported, eight people were killed inside the Astroworld festival after crowds pressed towards the stage and crushed concertgoers. Victims of the tragedy range in age from 14 to 27 years old. The youngest to pass away following the event was a 9-year-old boy. Twenty-five other victims were hospitalized and suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries.
Travis Scott Will Be Fighting Over 275 Lawsuits Against Him Over The Tragedy
The legal response is similar to Travis Scott’s public response, saying he had no idea what was going on that night. The rapper was heavily criticized for not stopping the concert once he knew people were getting hurt. But, the fact that he didn’t stop, might help his defense — considering if he really didn’t know what was going on — why stop the concert?
Travis Scott broke his silence on the tragic event the next day, saying, “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night, My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.” Adding, “I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need, Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love You All.”
‘Astroworld’ Deaths Still Under Investigation By Houston Police Department
It should be noted, the tragic events are still under investigation by the police department and their final report might have some bearing on these cases. The Houston Police issued its own press release, asking for information leading up to the tragedy. “If you have any relevant information on this, please reach out to Houston Police,” it read.
The cases are ongoing.