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Judge Rejects Dismissal Motion In Astroworld Lawsuits: Travis Scott Faces Trial By Jury



Travis Scott Astroworld Trial By Jury
Travis Scott. Image source: Erika Goldring, WireImage.

As Travis Scott faces potential legal ramifications, the public is eager to see what happens next.

It’s been three years since the disastrous Astroworld music festival left the world in shock. Travis Scott was the main performer at the event. A staggering 50,000 festivalgoers were in attendance.

Despite warnings of trouble ahead, Scott continued to perform. According to a Billboard article, when asked about his decision to continue performing, the artist claimed to be unaware of the rapidly unfolding events. When the police asked if he had heard the audience’s pleas to stop, he replied that he would have taken action if he had. Despite his defense, he and the others involved were hit with multiple lawsuits.

Legal Defense Rejected

Forbes reported on April 15, 2024, that Scott’s legal team had argued for dismissal, claiming that he was not responsible for the safety failures that resulted in injuries and deaths at the festival because he was only involved in the creative aspects. The presiding justice, however, disagreed with this argument.

The Tragedy of Astroworld

According to multiple sources, over 2,000 people have filed claims against the performer. Tragically, ten people of various ages died at the event, with one being only nine years old. According to Vibe, all deaths were caused by “compression asphyxia,” which is caused by being crushed under the weight of a stampeding crowd.

Travis Scott’s Astroworld trial for the joint civil lawsuit is set to begin on May 6. It will be interesting to see how the outcome plays out and how it affects future artists.

Travis Scott, Astroworld Tragedy, and the Pursuit of Justice

The idea that many people attended a day of music only to sustain injuries or never return home is unsettling. It serves as a reminder of what truly matters in life. Nevertheless, achieving justice is the goal. The hope is that the families impacted by this tragedy will receive the appropriate compensation to which they are entitled.

Written by Renae Richardson 

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