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Lawyer Files $2 Billion Lawsuit Against Travis Scott And Organisers Over Astroworld Tragedy

Stewart Perrie

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Lawyer Files $2 Billion Lawsuit Against Travis Scott And Organisers Over Astroworld Tragedy

A lawyer has filed a monumental lawsuit against Travis Scott and the organisers of the Astroworld concert over what happened.

Ten people died and hundreds were injured when a crowd surge erupted during the rapper's performance in Houston earlier this month.

Lawsuits have been pouring in since the tragedy and now Thomas J. Henry has brought forward the biggest.

A press release states Henry is seeking $2 billion in damages from Scott, Apple Music, Live Nation, NRG Stadium, and Drake, who was a guest performer at the music festival.

The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 282 victims and another 120 people have contacted Henry's law firm to ask for representation for their injuries.

Credit: Gonzales Photo - Lasse Lagoni
Credit: Gonzales Photo - Lasse Lagoni

Henry said in a statement: "The defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money off of this event, and they still chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put attendees at risk.

"My clients want to ensure the defendants are held responsible for their actions, and they want to send the message to all performers, event organizers, and promoters that what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again."

Henry has a decent track record of being able to secure multi-million and even billion dollar lawsuit settlements in the US.

The lawyer has explained how his complainants suffered all sorts of injuries at the Astroworld music festival.

Speaking to Hollywood Life, Henry said some people had brain injuries, broken bones, heart attacks and a range of bruises and bleeding.

"Those who were injured are still very traumatized because they had to step over dead bodies," he said.

Credit: Jennifer Lake/Sipa USA
Credit: Jennifer Lake/Sipa USA

"They didn't have a choice because there was nowhere to move. These people were trapped. The crushing effect was so heavy and so hard. They couldn't breathe. They couldn't get out."

It comes after a different lawsuit was launched against Scott and the organisers on behalf of 125 attendees.

That legal challenge is seeking upwards of $750 million from the defendants.

According to Forbes, the lawsuit was filed in Texas' Harris County District Court by the Buzbee Law Firm, alleging that attendees suffered mental and physical distress from the event due to 'senseless gross negligence'.

Houston attorney Tony Buzbee - who had previously been representing at least 35 victims - said in the lawsuit: "No amount of money will ever make these Plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life.

"But, the damages sought in this case attempts to fix, help, or make up for the harms and losses suffered by these Plaintiffs - nothing more and nothing less."

Featured Image Credit: Stefan Crämer/Alamy Live News

Topics: Entertainment, Astroworld, travis scott

Stewart Perrie
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