To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders
Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications
| Last updated
A woman has launched legal action against Travis Scott arguing that she suffered a miscarriage at the Astroworld Festival last year.
The rapper's annual concert was marred in controversy and tragedy in November when a crowd surge caused mass panic amongst festival goers.
Official records stated that 10 people were killed and hundreds more were injured while Scott was on the stage.
There have been loads of lawsuits levelled against the 'Sicko Mode' artist and Shanazia Williamson's case is one of them.
Business Insider reports she and Jarawd Owens have filed a wrongful death lawsuit and they're seeking 'monetary relief' that is 'in excess of $1 million'.
"While in attendance at the festival, Shanazia was trampled and crushed resulting in horrific injuries and ultimately the death of her and Jarawd's unborn child," their lawsuit filing states, according to Rolling Stone.
"In addition, Shanazia sustained injuries to her shoulder, back, chest, leg, stomach, and other parts of her body."
Lawyers representing the complainants say the death toll from the festival should be revised up from 10 to 11 because Shanazia lost her unborn child.
ABC 13 states it's unlikely the miscarriage will be added to the official Astroworld death toll because the baby's death was not confirmed in Houston, where the festival was held.
But the news outlet adds that Texas law allows 'for would-be parents to sue for the wrongful death of an unborn child'.
Even though fetuses have been protected in wrongful death lawsuits since 2003 in relation to abortion, the state of Texas hasn't had to deal with many cases like this.
Elizabeth Sepper, a law professor at the University of Texas, told Rolling Stone: "When we’re talking about a wrongful act that results in the loss of a pregnancy, the pregnant person’s interests align with a fetal interest, and it’s in the interests of the mother to have people not commit wrongs against the fetus that she’s carrying.”
Williamson's lawsuit also takes aim at the organisers of the festival, Live Nation and ScoreMore, for what happened during the crowd surge.
“Defendants’ failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child,” the suit said.
Williamson has also named Valle Services SMG, ASM Global, and the Harris County Sports and Convention corporation in the lawsuit.
Her lawyers are arguing that Scott and the organisers were 'negligent' because there was a lack of medical personnel and security available to deal with the situation.
Featured Image Credit: Jennifer Lake/SIPA USA. MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Live News
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read