Travis Scott seeks to dismiss Astroworld suits as a new demand for US$10 billion is filed

It’s been a little more than a month since all those people died and were injured at the Astroworld festival in Houston. Travis Scott, who was the headliner onstage when the fatal crowd crush happened, is the subject of a tsunami of lawsuits (~275 from involving ~1250 people) along with promoter Live Nation.

Scott is trying to “generally deny allegations” and “respectfully request that the claims against these Defendants be dismissed with prejudice.”

Basically, the move to dismiss says that Scott couldn’t possibly know what was going on in front of him because of the glare of lights and the fact he was wearing in-ear monitors to shut out the crowd noise. The show was run by Live Nation, so they should have known that trouble was unfolding. Therefore, says Scott’s attorneys say that he should be removed from at least 11 of these suits.

Meanwhile, a Houston attorney has filed a US$10 billion lawsuit (NOT a typo) on behalf of 1,547 (or quite possibly nearly 3,000) concert-goers, alleging many, many problems with how everything went down on November 5.

Chuck D has come out on the side of Travis Scott. Read his argument here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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