The tragedy of the Astroworld festival in which rapper Travis Scott took part left 10 people dead, including a 9-year-old boy. The crowd movement took place while the rapper was performing on the night of November 5. During a big stampede, spectators were crushed and trampled. Eight people were killed on the spot and several others were injured. “More than 140 lawsuits have been filed in connection with the tragedy which left 10 dead,” read CNN columns on December 7.

On Monday, December 6, a spokesperson for Travis Scott provided CNN with 6 court documents in response to the allegations against the rapper. According to CNN, all documents deny responsibility for Travis Scott in this dramatic event. The documents even call for “the complaints to be dismissed with prejudice, meaning they can no longer be taken to court,” CNN says.

Hypocrisy from Travis Scott

Very soon after the tragedy, Travis said he was “devastated” by the tragedy. He also said he was ready to help the families of the victims with the cost of the funeral. For James Lassiter, lawyer representing Bharti Shahani, a student who died during the concert, these legal documents represent an affront. “Travis Scott’s attempt to shirk responsibility for creating a deadly situation his fans could not escape is shameful and, sadly, true to form,” he said.

For his part, Benny Agosto Jr, a lawyer representing Joseph Ferguson, another victim, joined several other lawyers. According to CNN, the latter filed a petition on December 3 with the Supreme Court of Texas. The petition seeks a consolidation of the legal actions of the victims of the Astroworld festival into a single case.

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