After the tragedy unfolded at Astroworld music festival which left eight people dead, Travis Scott and other event organizers are being sued by plaintiff Manuel Souza. The lawsuit was filed at the Harris County District Court on Saturday 6th of November.
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Live Nation, ScoreMore and ASM entertainment companies are among the defendants in the lawsuit. Manuel Souza was one of the attendees at the concert in Houston when the horrific incident took place. According to information released, the incident was “predictable and preventable.” Defendants in the lawsuit are being accused of not implementing proper health and safety standards and ensuring a positive environment throughout the music festival.
Manuel Souza suffered from serious bodily harm and injuries after he was trampled upon and thrown to the ground by the uncontrollable crowd. The lawsuit states,
“The plaintiff’s injuries were the inevitable and predictable result of the defendant’s conscious disregard of the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers that had been escalating since hours earlier.”
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Steve Kherkher is the attorney representing Manuel from Law firm Kherkher Garcia. He issues a statement stressing upon the fact of safety for concertgoers. He said,
“As proud residents of Houston, we are sickened by the devastating tragedy that took place on Friday night. Travis Scott and those who promoted and supported this concert must take responsibility for their heinous actions.”
More information revealed that Drake came onto stage and accompanied Travis Scott in inciting the crowd, leading to more chaos and a stampede. Since the tragic incident, Travis Scott has paid tribute to the lives lost and tweeted how devastated he is.