Houston attorney, Tony Buzbee – who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the families and victims including Axel Acosta, a 21-year old who was crushed at the concert – accuses Scott and festival organizers of ‘gross negligence’ for the chaos at Astroworld that left 10 dead, and over 300 people injured.
“We filed suit today on behalf of 125 Astroworld concertgoers, including the family of Axel Acosta. Axel died at the concert. Many of the clients named in this lawsuit suffered broken bones, or twisted knees, or orthopedic injuries. Many have psychological injury,” Buzbee said in post explaining the lawsuit. “I expect we will file on behalf of another 100 individuals very soon. I have been in contact with defense counsel for many of the entities sued, to include Live Nation.
Buzbee acknowledges no amount of money can make up for lives lost at the venue, but believes the $750 million can help with the damages and losses suffered.
“No amount of money will ever make these Plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life. But, the damages sought in this case attempts to fix, help, or make up for the harms and losses suffered by these Plaintiffs — nothing more and nothing less,” he adds.
10 people, so far have now lost their lives to the unfortunate incident at Astroworld festival, with the most recent being a 9-year old boy.
Nine-year old Ezra Blount was trampled on by eager-fans after he fell from his father, Treston Blount’s shoulders as the crowd of 50,000 surged towards the stage. Ezra incurred severe damage to his brain, kidney, and liver.
The family are seeking at least $1 million in damages.
Travis Scott maintains he wasn’t aware of the severity of the situation and has pledged to cover the funeral costs of the deceased. Scott and Live Nation have also offered refunds to concertgoers, which the lawsuit describes as “a transparent and grotesque effort of the Defendants to limit their liability, after the fact, to the families of those killed or injured.”
In a statement Live Nation promised to corporate with law enforcement officials as they investigate the source of the stampede. ‘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.’