Astroworld Festival stampede: Civil lawsuits filed

At least two lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott after a stampede erupted at his appearance at the Astroworld Festival over the weekend.

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A concertgoer has filed a civil lawsuit against Scott, who organized the festival, and Live Nation, Scoremore and others who were involved in producing the event, CNN reported.

Kherkher Garcia law firm is representing Manuel Souza after he alleged he “suffered serious bodily injuries when the uncontrolled crowd at the concert knocked him to the ground and trampled him.”

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Souza said Scott and those responsible for putting on the concert “failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner,” the lawsuit alleged, according to CNN.

Souza called the stampede a “predictable and preventable tragedy,” Billboard reported.

The suit was filed in Harris County, Texas.

Souza is asking for “monetary relief of over $1,000,000.”

When asked by CNN about the suit, Live Nation said: “We will continue working to provide as much information and assistance as possible to the local authorities as they investigate the situation.”

Scott has not responded to CNN or Billboard’s requests for comments.

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A second lawsuit was filed by Kristian Parades, TMZ reported.

Parades, according to the suit obtained by TMZ, said Scott and Drake, another defendant in this suit, incited the crowd and should have either predicted or been aware of the crowd’s reaction when they took the stage.

Parades is also seeking at least $1,000,000 in damages.

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About 50,000 people were at the concert held at NRG Park where about 300 people suffered minor injuries, 17 others were taken to area hospitals and 11 of those were people were treated for cardiac arrest, E! News reported.