Travis Scott has been getting buried in hundreds of lawsuits, over the past month. This is due to over 275 people getting injured at his Houston-based Astroworld Festival, along with 10 people dying, from injuries sustained.
There have been multiple lawsuits, which have been seeking hundreds of millions, and even billions, in damages. Now, another one has been filed, which looks for a whopping amount, in the billions.
$10 Billion Astroworld Fest Lawsuit Filed
According to the Houston Chronicle, Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation, and additional organizers, have now been slapped with a $10 billion lawsuit Attorney Brent Coon of Brent Coon & Associates, is representing 1,547 clients, from the festival.
“What happened at Astroworld was an unconscionable tragedy and it is important that justice is served for all those impacted. I believe our firm is best suited to help lead this case, not only because of the number of victims who have selected our firm to represent them in this action, but due the fact that we possess the extensive legal experience as demonstrated by our lead counsel work on many plant explosions, product recalls and other mass tort actions.”
Astroworld Attorney Calls Out Travis
Travis has since been firing back at the lawsuits filed against him, as he’s maintained his stance, that he didn’t cause the chaos, at his festival. Attorney Brent Coon feels otherwise though, as he believes that the Houston rapper isn’t taking any form of responsibility, when that should be the case.
“We will roll over every rock in this matter. Everyone associated with these types of events has the power to halt conduct that is resulting in injury to attendees. It has been terribly disappointing that some defendants have already gone public misstating and down-playing their responsibilities that attach to events such as this.”
Attorney Is Also Looking To Prevent These Type Of Tragedies
According to the Houston Chronicle report, Attorney Coon’s lawfirm wants legislative action passed, which will assist in preventing the type of chaos at Astroworld Fest, from happening again. This includes bringing in crowd control planning specialists to “certify events.” Mandated training programs for event preparation and criminal liability for any wrongdoing, are also included in this.
Dr. G. Keith Still, who is a “crowd surge stampede expert,” will join a legal team and give advice, on what public officials should do, to prevent things like what happened at the festival from happening, again.
“Trying to publicly dodge culpability is irresponsible and inconsistent with what really goes on behind the scenes in these events,” Coon said. “I know. I run them and I have had to stop one, and did so before anyone got hurt. It’s part of the job.”
Astroworld Fest Victims’ Familes Have Been Turning Down Help From Travis
In the aftermath of the Astroworld Fest tragedies, Travis extended help out to families of the deceased, by offering to cover funeral costs. Multiple families have since rejected this, including the families of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, 14-year-old John Hilgert and 27-year-old Danish Baig. The Baig family initially claimed that Travis offered to pay them $7,500.