travis scott and the organizers behind astroworld The festival will not file a criminal complaint 10 deaths Those who drowned when the crowd rushed to the stage during his performance at the festival in October 2021. A big Jury in Houston delivered the verdict on Thursday. Houston Chronicle.
50,000 fans attended the show, which led to a spike during Scott’s performance at the festival outside NRG Park. At a press conference after the concert, Houston fire chief Samuel Peña clarified the timeline. He said the crowd began running forward at 9:00 pm as there was panic involving people running for safety. At this point, Scott stopped his set several times to ask security to help the fans, and firefighters were dispatched into the busy crowd to rescue the injured.
However, Scott and his backers Live Nation and ScoreMore face billions of dollars in potential damages in hundreds of civil lawsuits filed for wrongful death, personal injury and negligence.
Scott denied allegations of his responsibility for the tragedy and demanded the lawsuits be dismissed, as festival organizers Live Nation and its subsidiary Scoremore also suggested dismissing the lawsuit.
Scott’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, said in a statement. Variation“My client, Travis Scott, will not be prosecuted or have committed any crime for his participation in the AstroWorld festival.
“The Harris County District Attorney’s decision today confirms what we’ve known all along: Travis Scott is not responsible for the AstroWorld tragedy. This is consistent with investigative reports by numerous media outlets and federal and state government reports that place responsibility for incident safety crises directly on organizers, operators and contractors, not artists. While patiently awaiting the District Attorney’s decision not to press charges, Travis Scott was wrongly and wrongly chosen, despite stopping the show three separate times and unaware of the events as they unfolded. Now that this chapter is closed, we hope the government’s efforts will focus on what matters most: preventing heartbreaking tragedies like AstroWorld from happening again in the future.”
Scott has been playing at festivals and club dates in recent months, most notably the Rolling Loud festival. His long-delayed album “Utopia” is expected to be released next month.