More than 100 lawsuits have been filed just one week after the Nov. 5 Astroworld concert tragedy in Houston, Texas, which has now left 10 people dead and more than 300 others injured.
According to a report in the New York Post, thousands of fans among the 50,000 packed into the general admission concert rushed the stage. The stampede left many victims crushed or trampled over 40 minutes while rapper Travis Scott, one of the show’s producers, kept performing.
The total number of lawsuits against the event’s producer, Live Nation, reached 108 by the time Harris County District Court closed on Friday, Nov. 12. The lawsuits target not only Scott and Live Nation, but also rapper Drake who appeared on stage with Scott while the chaos was erupting.
Victims and Families File Lawsuits
The complaints allege that the deadly crowd surged and its tragic aftermath unfolded right before the rappers, but they continued their performance while medical personnel struggled to reach many concertgoers who lay there unconscious and seriously hurt. Among those named in various suits are Scott’s record company Cactus Jack Records, Houston-based production company Scoremore LLC, ASM Global, which manages the stadium, and Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., which owns the venue.
Contemporary Services Corporation, a firm based in Northridge, Calif., which calls itself “the leader in crowd management,” has also been named in several of these lawsuits. One lawsuit claims crowd members sexually assaulted women during the crush.
The family of 9-year-old boy Ezra Blount, who was the most recent victim to die from his injuries, has also filed a lawsuit. The boy, whose family says he was a huge fan of Travis Scott, was on life support for days after he was injured and succumbed to his injuries on Nov. 14. Parents of 23-year-old Madison Dubinski also filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their daughter.
Pursuit of Justice
As personal injury attorneys, we are absolutely outraged by the details and facts that are slowly emerging from the investigation into this terrible incident. There is no question that “thoughts and prayers” from Live Nation or Travis Scott will never bring back those precious lives that have been lost or heal many who have suffered catastrophic injuries in the crush.
Our law firm is committed to fighting for justice for all those traumatized by injuries suffered during the crowd surge and for families that have lost loved ones in this horrifically mismanaged event. If you are one of those affected by the Astroworld concert, please call our law firm at (800) 561-4887 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.