The fallout from the Astroworld crowd disaster continues. With 10 people dead and hundreds injured from the crowd crush back on November 12, the tsunami of lawsuits has begun.
We already know about the 110+ lawsuits filed by individuals at the event. But now, another 125+ fans have sued Travis Scott (the guy onstage when it all happened) for negligence.
This class-action suit, filed by high-profile Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee, points to Scott’s behavior onstage, lack of emergency plans, and poorly trained security personal. And there are plans for financial compensation, of course.
Named in the suit are Travis Scott, Live Nation (the promoter), Drake (who was onstage with Scott for part of the show), and Apple. The naming of Apple is somewhat bizarre because its only role in the festival was to provide a live stream.
Buzbee’s suit is asking for US$750 million. And should keep in mind that Texas has some jurisdictions where these types of lawsuits tend to be looked favourably upon by juries. Historically, they often side with the plaintiffs.
This will take a while to make its way through the courts. Suffice to say, though, that we’ll be talking about Astroworld for a long time.
What will be the aftermath of this tragedy? That’s one of the topics of this podcast.