New $2 billion Astroworld Festival lawsuit filed against Travis Scott, Drake and Live Nation
Written by Ken Simmons on November 19, 2021
Following a $750 million Astroworld Festival lawsuit filed Tuesday, a new $2 billion lawsuit was filed Thursday.
Attorney Thomas J. Henry filed the suit for damages and injuries on behalf of 282 clients, as reported by ABC Houston affiliate KTRK-TV. An additional 120 victims have also asked his firm to represent them. The list of defendants includes Travis Scott, Drake, promoter Live Nation and NRG Stadium, where the event was held. Drake performed as a surprise guest during Scott’s set.
“The defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money off of this event, and they still chose to cut corners, cut costs and put attendees at risk,” Henry says. “My clients want to ensure the defendants are held responsible for their actions, and they want to send the message to all performers, event organizers, and promoters that what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again.”
The festival on Friday, November 5, organized and headlined by Scott, left 10 people dead and hundreds of others injured during a crowd surge. Some 50,000 people attended the one-day fest, which was originally scheduled as a two-day event. Saturday’s performances were cancelled following the tragic first night.
As previously reported, lawyer Tony Buzbee filed a $750 million lawsuit on Tuesday on behalf of 125 victims, including Axel Acosta, 21, who was one of 10 people who died from injuries.
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