Travis Scott’s Legal Woes Continue As Families Impacted By Astroworld Tragedy Band Together
Houston rapper Travis Scott will have to answer to the families devastated by the Astroworld tragedy.
Travis Scott and concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment are already facing over a billion dollars worth of lawsuits. Hundreds of victims share the same representation; however, they each have their own definition of justice.
The family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount–who was pulled off life support after days of battling the injuries he sustained–recently declined a financial favor from Travis. According to an email sent by Travis‘ lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, Travis offered to assist with the victims’ funeral expenses. Petrocelli stated:
“Travis is devastated by the tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Festival and grieves for the families whose loved ones died or were injured,”
“Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community. Toward that end, Travis would like to pay for the funeral expenses for Mr. Blount’s son.”
Bob Hillard, an attorney for the Blounts, notified Travis’ team of the family’s decision to reject the offer. He responded:
“There may be, and I hope there is, redemption and growth for him on the other side of what this painful process will be — and perhaps one day, once time allows some healing for the victims and acceptance of responsibility by Mr. Scott and others, Treston and Mr. Scott might meet — as there is also healing in that.”
“For now, Mr. Scott must respect the fact that his pain and his devastation pale to Treston’s, Ezra’s mom, and the other victims.”
Ezra was crushed by the crowd surge after he fell from his father’s shoulders. His father, Treston Blount, had begun to have trouble breathing and passed out. Ezra later died of kidney, liver, and brain trauma.
John Hilgert’s family also wants more than the monetary gain from lawsuits. They’ve teamed up with attorney Richard Mithoff to fight for better concert regulations to avoid another tragedy of the same magnitude. John Hilgert was a freshman at Memorial High School in Houston. He was 14-years-old.
Travis‘ head lawyer Daniel Petrocelli’s claim to fame was a wrongful death lawsuit against O.J. Simpson, in which he represented Ron Goldman’s family. He won the lawsuit and O.J. was ordered to pay a large sum of money.
Live Nation Entertainment has recruited the Susman Godfrey law firm, which has experience with corporate clients.
Both Travis and Live Nation are facing over 120 lawsuits.
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