You want it? You got it! Fresh celeb news daily.

SUBMIT
BREAKING NEWS
OK LogoNEWS

Travis Scott Hit With New $2 Billion Lawsuit After Horrifying Tragedy At Astroworld Festival

Nov. 18 2021, Published 7:06 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

The lawsuits continue to mount for Travis Scott in the aftermath of the Astroworld tragedy, but this may be the most expensive yet.

Article continues below advertisement

According to TMZ, attorney Thomas Henry who is representing over 200 of the alleged victims who attended the Houston concert — that left 10 dead and hundreds injured — filed a lawsuit for $2 million against the "SICKO MODE" rapper.

Henry has filed over five amended complaints. But now the lawyer has gone all out by asking for a hefty amount of $2 billion.

Article continues below advertisement
travis scott pp  pm
Source: mega
Article continues below advertisement

The lawyer is representing 280 plaintiffs who have put the blame for the deadly event on the organizers. They claim that there was not sufficient planning nor efficient safety protocols enforced to keep attendees out of harm's way.

The lawsuit states, "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."

Article continues below advertisement

The filings alleged that audience members were "incited into a frenzy" — naming Scott, Drake, Live Nation, NRG Stadium and other producers of the festival as the cause of the crowd surge.

travis scott performing gallery pic
Source: mega
Article continues below advertisement

As OK! previously reported, on Tuesday, November 16, Scott and the "God's Plan" artist were named in a $750 million lawsuit on behalf of 125 victims. Apple Music, Live Nation, Epic Records, Tristar Sports & Entertainment Group and Scott's Cactus Jack Records were also named in the lawsuit.

Article continues below advertisement
travis scott gallery
Source: mega

One of the plaintiffs in the suit is the family of Axel Acosta who passed away while attending the concert. Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing all 125 victims, stated that Acosta's death "was needless, and was the result of gross negligence."

Article continues below advertisement
travis scott gallery
Source: mega

"When Axel collapsed, he was trampled by those fighting to prevent themselves from being crushed," the suit read. "As he lay there under a mass of humanity, dying, the music played and streamed on—for almost forty minutes," the complaint read.

Advertisement

© Copyright 2021 Empire Media Group, Inc. OK! is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.