Travis Scott’s lawyer has criticised what he called “finger-pointing” and “inconsistent messaging” by Houston police and officials in the wake of the deadly tragedy at Astroworld, instead urging them to get on with investigating Friday’s incident so that it does not repeat in the future and, can be avoided.
It comes after Houston’s police chief told a news conference that officials didn’t have the power to stop Scott’s performance as the disaster unfolded and that the “ultimate authority to end the show is with the production and the entertainer”.
Meanwhile, TikTok was struggling to control viral conspiracy theories falsely claiming that the deaths were part of a Satanic ritual.
Two criminal investigations and more than 30 lawsuits are now probing what went wrong at the Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas on Friday night, when a crowd surge killed at least people and injured hundreds more.
A nine-year-old boy is in a medically induced coma following his injuries, and a 22-year-old student has been declared brain dead.
Astroworld founder and headliner Travis Scott, who was performing when the crush happened, has said he is “devastated”.
Also in Astroworld news 46 Lawsuits have now been filed against the rapper. Reported by theshaderoom.
the fallout from the multiple fatalities that occurred at #TravisScott’s #Astroworld festival keeps getting worse, as his legal issues just took a drastic turn that is set to continue for years. According to new reports, there are now a total of 46 lawsuits against Travis Scott and other organizers of the Astroworld festival—and that number is only expected to increase.
The legal nightmare surrounding Travis Scott’s deadly Astroworld festival that claimed the lives of eight people and severely injured dozens of others is apparently just getting started—and it could take several years and hundreds of millions of dollars to resolve. @Billboard reports, as of now almost 50 lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott and various other organizers involved with Astroworld, including Live Nation and Score More. The bulk of the lawsuits have been officially filed in Harris County District Court and have continue to flood in at rapid speed mere hours after the tragedy occurred.
Additionally, multiple legal experts have stated that due to the magnitude of the tragedy, the number of lives lost and the severe injuries that have caused permanent damage—hundreds of lawsuits are likely to be filed throughout the next several years with costs totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars.