United States: rappers Travis Scott and Drake targeted by complaint after deadly stampede in Houston

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Texas law firm Thomas J. Henry Law announced on Sunday that a complaint has been filed against “the Travis Scott tragedy at the Astroworld festival.” During this concert, eight people died and 12 were “seriously injured” following a crowd movement.

Eight people were killed and many others injured during a crowd movement on the night of Friday November 5 to Saturday November 6 during the Astroworld music festival in Texas, in the southern United States. This Sunday, a lawsuit was filed against rappers Travis Scott and Drake.

The American rappers are accused of having “wreaked havoc” at the festival, and of being responsible for a crowd movement, which would have caused the death of eight people and left 12 injured, according to the plaintiff’s lawyers, Kristian Paredes , 23 years old and having been “seriously injured” during the concert.

This Sunday, the Texas firm Thomas J. Henry Law confirmed on Twitter that it had filed “one of the first complaints against the Travis Scott tragedy at the Astroworld festival”, reporting a Daily Mail article on the lawsuits.

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— Thomas J. Henry Law (@thomasjhenrylaw) November 7, 2021

An “immediate push”

At around 9:00 p.m. local time, “the crowd began to press towards the front of the stage. This created the onset of panic which caused injuries, people began to fall, lose consciousness and this resulted in a loss of consciousness. further panic, ”said Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena. A total of nearly 50,000 people were in the crowd to attend the Astroworld festival where more than 360 police officers and 240 security guards were mobilized.

Kristian Paredes, one of the injured, also assured to sue the organizers of the concert, Live Nation, as well as the performance hall. According to his complaint, he felt “an immediate push” when Travis Scott arrived. “Several people begged Live Nation security guards for help, but were ignored,” reports BFMTV.

The lawsuit, filed in court in Houston, also accuses Drake of having contributed to this crowd movement already “out of control”, going on stage and continuing the concert. Travis Scott would have already “incited chaos and mayhem”, according to the same complaint.