Travis Scott and promoter Live Nation are fighting for an Ohioan woman, alleging that she was not expecting a result of the crush at the Astroworld concert in November 2021.
Scott was the highlight of the festival, with 50,000 people already in attendance and many more who jumped the fence. Soon after his set started, a deadly crush shattered in the audience. Eight people died at the scene, with another two individuals dead in the hospital for the following days. Beyond that, 25 more people were hospitalized and 300 were treated for injuries on site.
Shanazia Williamson claims she lost her job at the event due to a miscarriage, with the wrongful death lawsuit stating (via Rolling Stone):
Shanazia was trampled and crushed while she was attending the parade, which resulted in horrific injuries and ultimately the death of her and Jarawds unborn child. De asemenea, Shanazia suffered numerous injuries to her shoulder, back, leg, chest, stomach, and other parts of her body.
The lawsuit claims that Live Nation provided inadequate security, didn''t take action to prevent the crowd from vanishing, failed to provide appropriate medical personnel, and identified several potential safety hazards.
Shanazias'' unborn child was killed and her injuries as a result of her failure to plan, design, manage, operate, and supervise the event.
Scott himself has received immense criticism for failing to set his sights down. He claims that he didnt realize audience members were in trouble during his performance, which is dissipable given that footage of him seeing an ambulance moving through the crowdand declaring that there was an ambulance.
This is just one of the hundreds of lawsuits facing Scott and Live Nation, and you might be wondering more for another time to come.
On demand, a documentary about the incident,Concert Crush: The Travis Scott Festival Tragedy, which includes interviews with several individuals who survived the crowd surge.