A fan, who sustained serious injuries as a result of the Astroworld tragedy, is suing Travis Scott for wrongful death after she suffered a miscarriage…
It comes months after the concert which led to hundreds of casualties and 10 fatalities…
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Now as we all know, the tragedy occurred at the opening night of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas.
Ten people died at the festival with hundreds more injured after a crowd surge took place.
The crowd surge began around 9 PM on Friday, November 5, during the rapper’s headline set at the site of the former Houston Six Flags park.
Crowds are said to have pressed towards the front of the stage as the rapper performed, causing panic to break out.
As the crowd surge grew, crushing began and people started to get injured, the BBC reports.
An estimated 50,000 people were in attendance for the 2-day festival, which was then canceled.
Around 300 people were treated for injuries such as cuts and bruises.
And sadly, 10 people lost their lives during the incident.
Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite, told the Associated Press that they “had several people down on the ground.”
“Suddenly we had several people down on the ground, experiencing some type of cardiac arrest or some type of medical episode,” he said. “And so we immediately started doing CPR, and moving people right then, and that’s when I went and met with the promoters, and Live Nation, and they agreed to end early in the interest of public safety.”
An attendee of the festival told KHOU that if “you didn’t jump, you would fall.”
“In the front, there was a lot of jumping. If you didn’t jump, you would fall and get trampled on, definitely. The crowd is pushing back and forth. If you were even a little tired, you were going to fall.”
After the events of the festival began to emerge, Travis Scott issued a statement.
In the statement, he claimed he was “absolutely devastated” by the incident and that the police looking into it have his “total support.”
“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” he wrote.
“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.”
He also posted a video on social media “sending out prayers to the ones that were lost” during his concert…
However, his fans say he appears to be putting on an act and that his “body language” doesn’t seem remorseful in the slightest.
Scotts’ partner, Kylie Jenner also issued a statement about the festival in which she defended Scott.
In the statement, Kylie said she wanted to make it clear that they “weren’t aware of any fatalities” until “after the show.”
“I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted,” she said.
“And also for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community, I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show, and in no world would have continued filming or performing.”
People are holding Travis Scott somewhat accountable for the tragedy.
As many believe he should have stopped the show.
Scott offered to cover the funeral expense of Astroworld victims, but the family of Ezra Blount, the 10-year-old boy that died, responded and declined his offer.
“Your client’s offer is declined,” the letter, obtained by Rolling Stone and written by the family’s lawyer, Bob Hilliard, stated.
Then the families of other victims followed suit.
Attorney Michael Lyons, who represents the families of 14-year-old John Hilgert and 27-year-old Danish Baig, confirmed to TMZ: “We received a written offer from Travis Scott’s attorney Dan Petrocelli indicating that he would pay $7,500 in funeral burial costs and my clients are rejecting that.”
But although Scott is willing to pay for the funeral expense of those who tragically died at the concert, it seems he is not willing to be tied to the lawsuits of the incident.
TMZ reports that Scott has asked a judge to reject one of the lawsuits against him.
Scott filed legal documents denying the claims against him by Jessie Garcia, a man who alleges that he was in the crowd of Astroworld.
The documents, obtained by the outlet, see that Scott is allegedly asking for his lawsuit to be dismissed with prejudice.
He is said to be issuing “general denial.”
General denial is a term that allows Scott to submit one blanket response to all the allegations against him.
A source also informed the outlet that Scott is planning to issue a similar response for every suit against him.
Earlier this year, the coroner’s report was released, showing the cause of death for each victim at the festival…
And it’s clear the surge was responsible for their deaths.
The Medical examiners, based in Houston, were required to wait before additional tests were made on the bodies of the victims…
But they finally came to a decision on what caused their tragic deaths.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the report stated that they all suffocated to death after their lungs were crushed, as a result of the crowd build-up.
It further states that the victims’ cause of death was “compression asphyxia.”
The report also shares that each of the victims were declared dead at surrounding hospitals…
And that 1 of the 10 victims had a “contributory cause” to his death after cocaine, methamphetamine, and ethanol were found in his system.
Now, months after the tragedy, another lawsuit has been brought against Scott…
And he’s being sued by a fan for wrongful death.
Shanazia Williamson has claimed that she suffered severe injuries during the concert, so much so, that it led to her having a miscarriage.
At first, she filed a lawsuit against Scott and the festival venue on November 21, 2021, after suffering injuries to several parts of her body, including her stomach.
She first reported: “trouble breathing, chest pain, and left leg pain, as well as injuries to other parts of her body.”
Then she amended her lawsuit over a month later, seemingly after she suffered a miscarriage, claiming “failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and Jarawd’s (her partner) unborn child.”
Under Texas law, no matter how far along a woman is in pregnancy, if negligence causes the death of a fetus, then they can claim wrongful death.
Our thoughts are with all those that have suffered as a result of the tragedy.