$2 Billion Lawsuit Filed Against Travis Scott And Organisers Over Astroworld Tragedy

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A $2 billion lawsuit has been filed on behalf of nearly 300 victims of the Astroworld tragedy that left 10 people dead and 25 hospitalized earlier this month.

The lawsuit was filed by Texas Attorney Thomas Henry on behalf of 282 Astroworld victims. The suit seeks up to $2 billion in damages from a long list of defendants, including Apple Music, Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation, the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, and NRG Stadium.
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Henry said in a statement: "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.

"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."

Henry has a decent track record of being able to secure multi-million and even billion dollar lawsuit settlements in the US.

The lawyer has explained how his complainants suffered all sorts of injuries at the Astroworld music festival.

Speaking to Hollywood Life, Henry said some people had brain injuries, broken bones, heart attacks and a range of bruises and bleeding.

"Those who were injured are still very traumatized because they had to step over dead bodies," he said.
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"They didn't have a choice because there was nowhere to move. These people were trapped. The crushing effect was so heavy and so hard. They couldn't breathe. They couldn't get out."

It comes after a different lawsuit was launched against Scott and the organisers on behalf of 125 attendees.

That legal challenge is seeking upwards of $750 million from the defendants.

According to Forbes, the lawsuit was filed in Texas' Harris County District Court by the Buzbee Law Firm, alleging that attendees suffered mental and physical distress from the event due to 'senseless gross negligence'.

Houston attorney Tony Buzbee - who had previously been representing at least 35 victims - said in the lawsuit: "No amount of money will ever make these Plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life.

"But, the damages sought in this case attempts to fix, help, or make up for the harms and losses suffered by these Plaintiffs - nothing more and nothing less."
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