The Travis Scott legal saga surrounding Astroworld has just reached a new orbit … an attorney representing more than 200 alleged victims just filed a $2 billion lawsuit against the rapper and others.
In what has become an apparent rat race among Houston attorneys to scoop up clients in the festival fallout, attorney Thomas Henry just upped the ante. We should note, this is Henry’s 5th amended complaint he’s filed, but now, he’s asking for $2 billion in damages.
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The lawsuit, filed against Travis, Drake, Live Nation, NRG Stadium and others alleges fans were “incited into a frenzy” when Travis started to perform and started a surge toward the main stage, trampling and crushing some in attendance.
Henry’s latest filing represents 280 plaintiffs and blames organizers for not taking Astroworld safety concerns from 2019 into account when planning 2021’s version.
Clearly, Henry’s been paying attention to the media coverage from the festival, pointing out the fact fans even climbed platforms during the chaos, begging concert organizers to stop.
The lawsuit is asking for $2 billion, saying, “The Defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money of this event, yet they chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put the festival attendees at risk.”