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Travis Scott & Drake Named in $750 Million Lawsuit Brought by Astroworld Victims

Travis Scott & Drake Named in $750 Million Lawsuit Brought by Astroworld Victims

Travis Scott and Drake have both been named in a $750 million lawsuit filed on behalf of 125 Astroworld victims.

Other defendants include Apple Music, Live Nation, Travis’ Cactus Jack Records, Epic Records, and Tristar Sports & Entertainment Group.

Click inside to find out more about the filing…

One of the plaintiffs in the case is the family of 21-year-old Axel Acosta, who died from injuries sustained during the concert. In a statement to People, one of the members of attorney Tony Buzbee‘s legal team called his death “needless” and said it was “the result of gross negligence.”

In the filing, Tony alleged that Axel went into cardiac arrest after being crushed by the crowd.

“When Axel collapsed, he was trampled by those fighting to prevent themselves from being crushed,” the complaint states. “As he lay there under a mass of humanity, dying, the music played and streamed on—for almost forty minutes.”

The filing continues: “Axel Acosta loved and adored Travis Scott and the other performers at Astroworld—the feeling was not mutual; certainly, neither Travis Scott nor his exclusive partners, streaming service, record labels, handlers, entourage, managers, agents, hangers on, promoters, organizers, or sponsors cared enough about Axel Acosta and the other concertgoers to make an even minimal effort to keep them safe.”

Tony Buzbee‘s team also said in the statement to People that the firm “believes, based on its ongoing investigation, that Apple Music, Epic Records and many other corporations that stood to profit from Astroworld will share legal blame in a court of law, in front of a Texas jury.”

They also added that the firm intends to file another lawsuit “with another 100 named plaintiffs.”

The complaint also alleges that Travis “glorifies violence and other dangerous behaviors.” It claims that while Drake, who was a surprise guest performer, “does not have as prolific of a history inciting violence,” he has still “greatly benefitted from [Travis'] ‘sicko’ legacy.”

“When [Drake] accepted [Travis'] invitation to perform at Astroworld 2021, [Drake] was well aware of the damage [Travis] had caused at his shows in the past,” the filing adds. “[Drake] was also well aware of the anticipated size and volatility of the crowd, and the likelihood of incitement.”

Ten total victims perished after the audience surged towards the stage during Travis‘ performance and hundreds more were injured.

Earlier this week, the 30-year-old rapper called out reports blaming him for the tragic fatalities that took place at the concert.

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