A second lawsuit has also been filed against Travis Scott, Live Nation, and Drake.
After Friday’s ill-fated Astroworld event in Houston, which left 8 people dead and hundreds more others wounded, lawsuits are flooding in.
Manuel Souza was one of the concertgoers who sustained injuries at NRG Park. He accuses the rap musician, as well as the producers Live Nation and Scoremore, of putting money ahead of the safety of the 50,000 people who attended the event, as per the document he submitted.
According to Billboard, Souza’s lawyers argued that the defendants, “failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner,” in the filings filed Saturday in Harris County District Court, which is the first of many anticipated.
“Instead, 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 eight people and injuries to scores of others.”
The lawsuit accuses Scott and the organizers of negligence and gross negligence, and demands at least $1 million in damages, the publication stated.
Kristian Paredes is also suing Travis, and LN, but this time, it also includes Drake, for negligence, stating that Travis’ performance conduct should’ve been on the minds of everyone involved in the planning and execution of Astroworld this year.
Both artists helped provoke the crowd that night, implying that they were either conscious or should’ve been attentive of the response the audience would have and did have once they both hit the stage, which they claim resulted in a massive surge that injured them, based to their doc acquired by TMZ.
The plaintiff also argues that those in charge of the event’s security and operations, particularly Travis, who Paredes claims was in control of everything, performed an inadequate job of organizing and keeping everyone safe.
Paredes is also seeking damages of at least a million dollars.
Reactions to Travis Scott Is Being Sued In Connection With The Astroworld Tragedy
Lawsuits already being filed against Travis Scott, Cactus Jack Records, Live Nation, and others involved with Astrofest pic.twitter.com/7tPsNcxAkq— notbobbalam (@notbobbalam) November 7, 2021
Travis Scott lawyer reading the lawsuits filed against him pic.twitter.com/8CnePVguOD— Racism (@DevilEnthusiast) November 6, 2021
Hope victims and victims families sue tf outta them https://t.co/82Cxk0kmB0— Kiran | FREEDOM DAY NOV 12 (@godneyspearsx) November 8, 2021
Keep 'em coming! All 300 injured should sue. https://t.co/DOmtSgax7d— Leenna (Taylor's Version) ; 🧣 (@fcukyouforever) November 8, 2021
sorry Travis but you gotta pay for this shit my guy. innocent lives that didn’t get to come home… https://t.co/GF4ZMSg9fH— Lalo (@LaloHernandez9s) November 7, 2021
I can’t wait to be a lawyer so i can sue people like this. Id filing charges on everyone i could. Brainstorming w my peers as to who else i could hold liable. https://t.co/KJwpCrowRI— M (@coco_grandee) November 7, 2021
You go, concertgoer. We're all rooting for you. https://t.co/1YAahYfNvn— taylor (@sassygayroot) November 7, 2021