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News: “History has repeated itself,” Kherkher Garcia, LLP sues Travis Scott, Astroworld organizers on behalf of injured concertgoer

Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 7:41 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation, and other show organizers are facing multiple lawsuits on behalf of those who were injured or lost loved ones at the Astroworld Festival earlier this month.

Good Morning America reports Kherkher Garcia, LLP filed suit on behalf of a concertgoer who suffered multiple broken bones when fans surged toward the stage during Scott’s performance at NRG Park on November 5th.

Footage from the event shows the crowd pushing their way to the front when Scott took the stage at about 9:15 p.m. Those who were already in the front were held against the barricades with so much force that security was called in to keep them from toppling over.

Many fans who passed out or fell over were trampled as the crowd continued to surge forward. Scott proceeded to perform throughout the mayhem for nearly an hour, which resulted in at least nine deaths and injuries to hundreds of fans.

Attorney Ryan Macleod believes the chaos at previous Travis Scott concerts bred a culture of violence that led to the mass casualty event.

“It’s happened before; history has repeated itself. And we hope that by filing this lawsuit, and the many other lawsuits that are guaranteed to follow, that Travis Scott and artists like him understand that concertgoers want to be safe,” Macleod told GMA.

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