Astroworld Festival Tragedy Sees Lawsuits Pile Up, With Over 300 Plaintiffs Listed

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Over 300 people have filed lawsuits against Travis Scott and Drake in the wake of the November 5 tragedy that left 10 people dead and hundreds of people injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston.

According to Rolling Stone, the latest and newest lawsuit against Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation, Apple, and others is seeking damages up to $2 billion in damages. It has been filed on behalf of 282 people that are linked to the Astroworld Festival tragedy that killed and injured so many in attendance.

Lawyer Thomas J. Henry said, “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.”

Earlier this week, a $750 million lawsuit was filed on behalf of 125 concertgoers against Travis Scott and Drake. Axel Acosta’s family is included in the lawsuit that claims negligence on behalf of Scott and Drake for creating the unsafe environment that killed the 21-year-old.

“When Axel collapsed, he was trampled by those fighting to prevent themselves from being crushed,” states the lawsuit filed by attorney Tony Buzbee. “As he lay there under a mass of humanity, dying, the music played and streamed on—for almost forty minutes.”

The complaint also lists Apple Music, Live Nation, Epic Records, Scott’s Cactus Jack Records, and Tristar Sports & Entertainment Group as defendants. A statement from Buzbee’s legal team to People claims how an investigation into the matter does believe that those who stood to profit would share blame in front of a jury in Texas.

Sources close to Scott tell Yahoo Entertainment! that Scott was unaware of the mass casualty event taking place in front of him. Videos from the event’s chaotic scene show concertgoers climbing onto the stage telling staff of deaths happening in the crowd. Kylie Jenner also received backlash after posting a video of the ambulance trying to get through the crowd to her Instagram.