Travis Scott, Astroworld organisers sued for total $750m

RAPPER, Travis Scott has been entangled in a $750 million lawsuit case involving 125 victims of his deadly Astroworld music festival.

The family of Axel Acosta, 21, one of the 10 victims, are among those bringing the legal case in the US.

It claims Scott and guest star Drake kept performing despite accounts of “lifeless bodies being passed through the crowd in full view of the stage”.

Scott has, however, said he was not aware of the tragedy until coming off stage.

Last week, the rapper said he was “distraught” by the events in Houston, Texas, on 5 November, and promised to “provide aid” to every affected family.

Fellow rapper Drake has said his “heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone else who is suffering”.

Live Nation said in a statement: “We continue to support and assist local authorities in their ongoing investigation, so that both the fans who attended and their families can get the answers they want and deserve, and we will address all legal matters at the appropriate time.”

Papers filed in the US also name festival promoters Live Nation; technology giant Apple, which streamed the concert; Scott’s record labels Epic and Cactus Jack; the operators of Houston’s NRG Park venue; and firms who provided security and medical services.

Lawyer Tony Buzbee said he intends to file another case soon with 100 more plaintiffs.


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