A concertgoers are reportedly suing Travis Scott, Live Nation and Drake for the injuries they suffered while at the show.
According to Billboard, in a petition filed Saturday in Harris County District Court, Astroworld attendee Manuel Souza sued Scott, as well as organizer ScoreMore and concert company Live Nation, over the Friday night incident, which left eight dead and dozens more injured.
The lawsuit claims the concert nightmare was the direct result of “a motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety” and the “encouragement of violence.”
“Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner,” wrote Souza’s attorney, Steve Kherkher of the firm Kherkher Garcia LLP. “Instead, they consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers, and, in some cases actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behaviors.”
Now, according to TMZ- another lawsuit has been filed by Kristian Paredes is suing Scott, Live Nation, and Drake. Drake was a performer at the festival. Paredes is suing for negligence as well.
TMZ states, Paredes claims “Travis’ concert history should’ve been at the forefront of everyone’s mind who helped plan and execute Astroworld this year.” In a doc, obtained by TMZ, it states that Travis and Drake helped incite the crowd that night, suggesting they either were aware or should’ve been aware of the reaction the crowd would have and did have once they both took the stage.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, and the concertgoers who were injured or sadly passed away.