Rapper Travis Scott is reportedly hit with another lawsuit over an incident that occurred at his Astroworld Festival.
The ‘Goosebumps’ artist has been sued by a female concertgoer who claims she suffered severe injuries at the fest that resulted in a miscarriage.
Here is everything you need to know.
Travis Scott sued for wrongful death over the tragic incident at Astroworld Festival
A woman named Shanazia Williamson along with her husband Jarawd Owens filed for a standard injury lawsuit over the severe injuries she sustained at the Astroworld festival on 21st November.
A month-and-a-half following the incident on 27th December, Williamson amended the complaint and sued the rapper for wrongful death.
According to Texas law, a fetus that dies due to negligence can be accused of a wrongful death case. Additionally, it stated that it did not matter how far along the mother was in her pregnancy. The parents can sue for wrongful death despite the fetus not being viable at the time of the death.
The lawsuit mentioned that, ‘Shanazia sustained injuries to her shoulder, back, leg, chest, stomach and other parts of her body.’
The document further added that ‘Defendants’ failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child.’
Williamson is also suing Scott’s music label, the concert promoter Live Nation and the security firm Valle Services SMG. She also filed lawsuits against all the other companies that were publicizing the festival connected to the tragedy.
The deadly crowd stampede at Astroworld Festival
Travis Scott hosted an annual concert on 5th November 2021 in Houston, USA.
It was reported that about 50,000 people attended the music concert. Regardless, a crowd crush occurred that resulted in ten concert goers losing their life due to ‘compression asphyxia.’
More than 5000 people reported that they sustained injuries due to the incident.
Reportedly the rapper continued to perform on the stage despite the warnings that the audience was in danger. Travis and his team however insist that they were unaware of the incident.
In February, Scott and the agencies involved in the festival faced about 400 individual lawsuits.
The rapper has decided to keep a low profile after the incident. As per a recent announcement, Scott will be performing at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.