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News: Promoters, Travis Scott, sued after victim trampled at Astroworld Festival

Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 7:36 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – A victim who was seriously injured after being trampled by fans at the Astroworld Festival is filing suit against festival organizers, promoters, and Travis Scott himself.

According to a report by NTD News, Manuel Souza has sued the rapper along with Live Nation and ScoreMore for their roles in the incident that left him and hundreds of other concertgoers seriously injured at the November 5th show.

“Manuel was physically injured when he was at the concert. He was expecting to arrive, have a good time that night, and return home, safe and sound,” said Souza’s attorney, Jesus Garcia Jr. of Kherkher Garcia, LLP.

Garcia calls the tragic event “predictable and preventable,” due to Scott’s behavior enticing violence before and during the show, as well as poor planning on the part of festival organizers.

“They were short-staffed, and they did not have a good plan of crowd control,” Garcia told NDT News.

Scott, Live Nation, and ScoreMore have yet to make any comments regarding the accusations. They have said they are cooperating with law enforcement as the investigation continues.

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