Travis Scott and Drake Face Multiple Lawsuits for Inciting Mayhem at the AstroWorld Concert
America -United States famous rapper Travis Scott and Drake face multiple suits after eight concertgoers, ranging from age 14 to 27, were killed, and hundreds suffered injuries when the mayhem occurred at AstroWorld, park in Houston, Texas.
The suit asserts that the festival organizers plainly ignored stampede warning signs that risked the safety of people at the event even before the concert began.
The suit proceeds to accuse the show’s organizers of permitting Scott’s performance even after ambulances arrived to treat the injured who had “experienced serious injuries due to the impact of crowd.”
Souza, a concertgoer, filed a case against Scott, Live Nation, and ScoreMore, the company organizing the event.
Souza’s number of video recordings circulated online over the week shows concert attendees as they “penetrated a security entryway, ran towards the venue and the security officers were finding it difficult to stop them. Still, the organizers overlooked the issue and made the conscious choice to continue with the concert.
Steve Kherkher, Souza’s lawyer, demands that those responsible for the concert knew about “the outrageous danger of crowd mayhem at the event” yet continued with the event.
The chaos loosened on Friday evening at AstroWorld, a two-day concert in NRG Park with an expected 50,000 crowd attendance. The crowd started pushing towards the stage as Travis began to perform.
“When he came out on the stage, and everything went haywire,” concert attendee Niaara Goods stated. “Out of nowhere, people started pushing so hard that your ribs are being squashed. You have somebody’s arm in your neck, and people were finding it difficult to breathe.
One injured concertgoer has sued Scott and featured performer Drake for exciting the crowd and is asking $1m (£741,000) in losses.
While crying, Basil Baig, brother of a concertgoer, told BBC that his brother died at the AstroWorld concert while saving his fiancee during the mayhem.
Experts who have examined deaths brought about by mass crowd floods say they are primarily due to crowd density. Such incidents are more likely when a venue is packed with an excess crowd than the venue’s capacity. The public is often seen running away from a sensed threat or toward something they desire, such as seeing the performer closely.
Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, called it a tragic event on many different levels and stated it was too soon to conclude what went wrong.