Travis Scott, Drake and Live Nation have been sued following 8 deaths during a crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival last week.
A civil suit has been filed by plaintiff Kristian Paredes against Scott and Drake, accusing them of negligently inciting “a riot and violence.” The suit, the million-dollar lawsuit also claims Live Nation failed to provide adequate security and medical services.
It says Scott “had incited mayhem and chaos at prior events,” and that Drake “helped incite the crowd even though he knew of [Scott’s] prior conduct,” and “continued to perform on stage while the crowd mayhem continued.”
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump filed a lawsuit on behalf of 21-year-old Noah Gutierrez.
“We are hearing horrific accounts of the terror and helplessness people experienced — the horror of a crushing crowd and the awful trauma of watching people die while trying unsuccessfully to save them,” Crump said in a statement. “We will be pursuing justice for all our clients who were harmed in this tragic and preventable event.”
A lawsuit has also been filed on behalf of a concert-goer who was trampled at the festival.