Rappers Travis Scott, Drake and several companies are being sued for $2 billion by hundreds of people who say they were injured in the deadly crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival.
San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry filed the suit Thursday on behalf of 282 victims. Other defendants named in the complaint include Live Nation, Apple Music, Scott’s Cactus Jack Productions, and NRG Stadium, according to legal documents obtained by TheWrap.
The lawsuit comes after 10 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured during Scott’s performance at the Nov. 5 music festival.
The suit, which is an amendment to a previous complaint, is the largest filed so far over the tragedy at NRG Stadium in Houston. Over 50,000 people attended the festival, and the suit alleges organizers “cut corners” to increase earnings.
“The defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money off of this event, and they still chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put attendees at risk,” Henry said in a statement. “My clients want to ensure the defendants are held responsible for their actions, and they want to send the message to all performers, event organizers, and promoters that what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again.”
On Tuesday, Buzbee Law Firm in Houston filed a separate suit representing 125 concert attendees, including the family of one of the people killed at the concert. That suit was seeking $750 million in damages.
As previously reported on Nov. 12, attorneys Ben Crump and Alex Hilliard filed suit on behalf of 90 additional victims of the Astroworld Festival crowd surge.
Crump and Hilliard of Hilliard Martinez Gonzales, LLP are representing a total of about 250 victims they say sustained a combination of physical and emotional injuries at the event.