Travis Scott – Family Of Youngest Astroworld Victim Calls “Project Heal” A PR Stunt, Lawyers Claim It Violates Conditions Of Ongoing Lawsuit
Not everyone is here for Travis Scott’s latest community initiative.
The families who lost loved ones during the deadly Astroworld festival believe the Houston rappers latest initiative “Project Heal” is just a PR stunt. Lawyers representing the families claim Travis violated gag order conditions by attempting to sway public opinion with the initiative.
“Astroworld” artist Travis Scott recently announced the launch of a community initiative that would pledge $5 million dollars to free mental health care, better security for concerts, amongst other things. The project, titled “Project Heal,” was met with much applause – but also received much skepticism from the families of victims that lost their lives during his Astroworld festival last year.
The grandfather of Astroworld’s youngest victim, Ezra Blount who was just 9 years old when he was laid to rest, spoke to media reporters about the project. He believes the gesture is just a PR stunt presented by Travis to “make himself look good”. He stated:
“It’s a PR stunt. He’s pretty much trying to sway the jurors before they’re even assembled. He’s trying to make himself look good, but it doesn’t look that way to someone with our eyes. What we’re seeing is that he’s done wrong, and now he’s trying to be the good guy and trying to give his own verdict on safety.”
Ezra was one of 10 people who tragically lost their lives while attending the Astroworld festival in November of last year.
According to reports, Texas attorney Bob Hillard who is representing 708 victims in the combined massive lawsuit against Live Nation and Travis Scott, said in a recent interview that Travis is in violation of the gag order in place surrounding the ongoing $10+ billion dollar lawsuit. He stated:
‘However well-intentioned Mr. Scott’s belated largesse may or may not be, there seems no reason to issue a press release or announce the specific part of the initiative as it relates to putting money into concert safety and making sure fans are safe at shows, other than to improperly attempt and sway potential jurors with the message, “Look at me, I’m a good guy.”
Reportedly, the gag order was put in place by a court judge in order to ensure the suit would be:
“Tried in the courtroom and not on social media or with press releases or other statements to the media.”
Travis announced his most recent community project over instagram with the caption:
“Over the past few months I’ve been taking the time and space to grieve, reflect and do my part to heal my community. Most importantly, I want to use my resources and platform moving forward towards actionable change. This will be a lifelong journey for me and my family.”
“Giving back and creating opportunities for the youth is something I’ve always done and will continue to do as long as I have the chance. This program will be a catalyst to real change and I can’t wait to introduce the rest of the technology and ideas we’ve been working on. See you all so soon”
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