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Travis Scott Facing $750 Million Lawsuit From 125 Fans Following Astroworld Tragedy

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Travis Scott Facing $750 Million Lawsuit From 125 Fans Following Astroworld Tragedy

A lawsuit worth $750 million (£557m) has been filed on behalf of at least 125 people against Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation, Apple Music and others over the Astroworld tragedy, which killed 10 people and injured scores more.

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'.

It seeks $750m and a jury trial, the outlet reports.

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.

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"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."

A lawsuit on behalf of around 125 people who attended the Astroworld concert has been filed against rapper Travis Scott. Credit: Alamy
A lawsuit on behalf of around 125 people who attended the Astroworld concert has been filed against rapper Travis Scott. Credit: Alamy

Eight people were fatally injured on the night of 5 November after a large crowd surge at the music festival, while a ninth person later died after 'fighting for her life' in hospital.

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Earlier this week, the death toll rose to 10 when it was confirmed that a nine-year-old boy had also passed away.

Scott had been performing on stage at the time and has since been accused of 'inciting' the crowd.

Among those represented by Buzbee is Azel Acosta, 21, who was one of the 10 people who died at the Astroworld event.

Buzbee wrote: "Axel was crushed by the incited, unruly and out-of-control crowd with such force that he could no longer breath; with such force that the air in his lungs was literally slowly squeezed out of him, sending his heart into cardiac arrest.

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NRG Park in Houston, Texas, were Astroworld was held. Credit: Alamy
NRG Park in Houston, Texas, were Astroworld was held. Credit: Alamy

"When Axel collapsed, he was trampled by those fighting to prevent themselves from being crushed. As he lay there under a mass of humanity, dying, the music played and streamed on for almost forty minutes."

In a statement, Live Nation said: "We continue to support and assist local authorities in their ongoing investigation so that both the fans who attended and their families can get the answers they want and deserve, and we will address all legal matters at the appropriate time."

Rapper Travis Scott previously released a statement on Twitter in the wake of the tragedy, saying: "I'm absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.

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"Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into this tragic loss of life.

"I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support families in need.

"Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Astroworld, News, travis scott, US News

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