Attorney For Astroworld Victim's Family Says Travis Scott's Interview 'Didn't Heal Them'
After Travis Scott sat down for his first interview since the Astroworld tragedy in November, an attorney for the family of one of the victims said the sit-down was not comforting.
Rudy Peña, 23, lost his life at the fatal November 5th festival. In light of the Peña family's loss, they filed a lawsuit against Scott and others affiliated with the festival. They also declined the rapper's offer to foot the funeral bill, it was reported.
The family's attorney, Valerie Cortinas Fisher, spoke to TMZ following the 30-year-old's interview on Thursday, December 9. "I can't speak to whether or not it helped him heal, it seemed to be an exercise in him expressing his feelings to the public so if that was his endeavor, I hope he was successful at it," she said of Kylie Jenner's baby daddy.
"As far as the family, Rudy's family, goes, it didn't heal them," she reportedly added.
"There have been some offers to speak at some point in the future to gauge Rudy's family's interest in doing so," the attorney revealed, before noting the family has not met with Scott, and it is not something they have considered at this point.
According to the attorney, Rudy's sister felt, "this person [Scott] ultimately, regardless of what he's saying in a 51-minute sit-down chat, has a history of encouraging, promoting, seeking, inciting behaviors at his events that are dangerous, could potentially be life-threatening and then were in fact, life-threathening."
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"They keep going back to that belief and that feeling that you can portray yourself as sorry, you can portray yourself as very effected by these events and they hope that he is because they certainly are and will forever be," the attorney added, per the outlet.
The "Sicko Mode" singer spoke to Charlamagne tha God about the ordeal, maintaining that he didn't hear people in the audience screaming for help because he had in-ears. He also said the crowd's "high energy" was not what caused the incident, and alleged artists are typically told when to stop a show if there is something serious happening — but he was never told to do so.
Though he wouldn't take full responsibility for the death of several concertgoers, Scott acknowledged he has a duty to prevent future incidents like this from happening.
"Fans come to the show to have a good experience, and I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here, I have a responsibility to figure out the solution," he admitted. "And hopefully this takes the first step into us as artists you know having that more insight of what's going on."
Scott has been hit with hundreds of lawsuits after ten people lost their lives and hundreds of attendees were injured.