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Astroworld Attendee Sues Travis Scott And Organisers Over 'Predictable' Tragedy

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Astroworld Attendee Sues Travis Scott And Organisers Over 'Predictable' Tragedy

A person who was injured while attending Astroworld has launched a lawsuit against Travis Scott and organisers Live Nation and ScoreMore.

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Eight people died and scores more were injured during a large crowd surge at the music festival at Houston's NRG Park stadium complex over the weekend.

Scott was on stage and kept performing despite seeing an unconscious person being carried out of the crowd and despite seeing an ambulance trying to drive into the sea of people to administer first aid.

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It's unclear what caused the surge however an investigation is underway to see who is to blame.

Manuel Souza was one of the many people who were wounded during the concert and he's decided to sue the rapper and the concert organisers over what he's alleged was a 'predictable and preventable tragedy'.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

He's filed documents at Harris County District Court where he claims the tragedy at Astroworld was the result of 'a motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers' health and safety and the 'encouragement of violence'.

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Souza's lawsuit argues that the writing was on the wall earlier in the day after 'concertgoers breached a security gate around the park, stampeded into the premises, and trampled over one another'.

However, the concertgoer said organisers 'made the conscious decision to let the show go on, despite the extreme risk of harm to concertgoers that was escalating by the moment' even as an ambulance was brought to help those injured in the crush.

The complainant wrote: "This kind of behavior has long been encouraged by the festival's founder and main performer.

"His express encouragement of violence has previously resulted in serious violence at numerous past concerts."

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Souza's attorney, Steve Kherkher, has alleged that Scott, Live Nation and ScoreMore 'failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner' and 'they consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers, and, in some cases actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behaviors'.

"Eventually, due to defendants' active decision to let the show go on, the scene devolved into a complete melee, resulting in the needless, untimely death of at least 8 people and injuries to scores of others," he wrote.

The lawsuit will be trying to prove in court that the defendants are guilty of negligence and gross negligence. They are seeking at least $1 million in damages.

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Travis Scott said he's working with the families of those who died to see if there is a way to compensate them.

Billboard notes this lawsuit will likely be one of many that will be launched in the coming days as the fallout over Astroworld 2021 continues.

Featured Image Credit: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Live News

Topics: Entertainment, Astroworld, Celebrity, travis scott

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