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Travis Scott Files Legal Documents To Have Astroworld Lawsuits Thrown Out

Stewart Perrie

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Travis Scott Files Legal Documents To Have Astroworld Lawsuits Thrown Out

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Travis Scott has reportedly filed legal documents to have lawsuits pertaining to the Astroworld tragedy dismissed.

TMZ, Vulture and Rolling Stone have revealed the rapper is hitting back against the legal challenges that have labelled him responsible for what happened at his music festival.

Ten people were killed and hundreds were injured during a crowd crush and there have been hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of lawsuits filed against Scott, fellow performer Drake, the organisers of the event and the arena that hosted it.

One lawsuit, which has been filed on behalf of nearly 300 attendees, is seeking up to $2 billion in damages.

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However, Scott has now issued a general denial to the claims highlighted in one lawsuit brought by an attendee named Jessie Garcia.

He wants the case 'dismissed with prejudice', according to Vulture, which means the case couldn't be permitted to be brought back again.

The 'Sicko Mode' rapper isn't just looking after himself either, as attorneys have filed these documents on behalf of his companies Jack Enterprises, Cactus Jack Foundations, Cactus Jack Records, and Cactus Jack Studios.

Rolling Stone says 11 filings have been made on behalf of Scott and they have responded to the Astroworld lawsuits, denied the allegations inside the briefs and requested dismissals.

Other entities named in the various lawsuits, including Live Nation, ScoreMore, and Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, have reportedly filed similar documentation.

However, these groups have simply denied the allegations rather than tried to request dismissals.

Man Partially Paralysed At 2017 Travis Scott Show 'Extremely Upset' About Astroworld TragedyMan Partially Paralysed At 2017 Travis Scott Show 'Extremely Upset' About Astroworld Tragedy

Scott could soon be facing one mega lawsuit on behalf of the injured attendees, instead of going up against multiple smaller ones.

If that did happen, the legal challenge against the rapper would represent at least 1,250 plaintiffs.

He has claimed he had no idea what was happening while he was on stage and was only made aware of the tragedy that unfolded well after he had left.

"My fans really mean the world to me and I always want to leave them with a positive experience," he said in a video.

"Anytime I can make out anything that's going on, ya know, I stop the show and you know, help them get the help they need. I could just never imagine the severity of the situation."

Some of the lawsuits have alleged some of the festival attendees suffered mental and physical distress from the event due to 'senseless gross negligence'.

Topics: Entertainment, Astroworld, Celebrity, travis scott

Stewart Perrie
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