Astroworld Festival Lawsuits
(Eight flames on the hellish stage eerily parallel eight deaths on Nov. 5, 2021)
Astroworld Festival attendees have filed the first lawsuits following the deadly performance of rapper Travis Scott Friday evening, Nov. 5. Eight people died and dozens were injured in the morass. Scott and fellow rapper Drake have been accused of helping cause the stampede through negligence.
Twenty-three-year-old Astroworld Festival attendee Kristian Paredes filed a lawsuit this past weekend. The suit accuses Scott and guest star Drake of stirring up the crowd and sparking the deadly chaos. Parades seeks more than $1 million in damages.
Rappers continued as crowd spiraled out of controlThe lawsuit claims Drake “came on stage alongside Travis Scott and helped incite the crowd.” The two rappers continued to perform, said the petition, even “as the crowd became out of control” and “mayhem” ensued.
The complaint states: “The crowd became chaotic, and a stampede began, leaving eight dead and dozens, including Kristian Paredes, severely injured.”
The suit also alleges that many attendees “begged security guards hired by Live Nation Entertainment for help, but were ignored.”
Ms. Parades’ attorney accused the two rappers of not only being “aware of the hectic crowd but also that injuries and potential deaths may have occurred.”
A Night of Fear, Injury, and Death
Her attorney further said, “[T]hey decided to put profits over their attendees and allowed the deadly show to go on.” He called the festival a night of “fear, injury and death.”
Parades also faults those linked to the organization of the event, suggesting the deaths were a result of “negligence, carelessness, and recklessness.”
Manuel Souza is also suing Scott and the festival organizers. His lawsuit, Souza called the incident a “predictable and preventable tragedy” which took place due to “a motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety.”
Free Legal Consultation
Houston law firm Matthews & Associates is investigating the deadly concert for both personal injury lawsuits and for a potential class action lawsuit. If you or someone you love was killed or injured in the tragic concert on Friday, contact the firm for a free legal consultation. Time limits apply to filing civil lawsuits, so the firm recommends taking swift action to protect your legal rights.