Over 300 Lawsuits Filed in Aftermath of Astroworld Tragedy

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The lawsuits just keep piling up against Travis Scott, Drake, the NRG Stadium, Live Nation and others in the aftermath of the November 5 tragedy at Astroworld that injured scores of fans and killed ten people, the youngest of which was just ten years old. Over 300 lawsuits have been filed thus far totaling upwards of $3 billion. 

Just who will end up getting stuck with the tab is yet to be decided, but legal experts don’t believe it will be Scott or Drake, though a case is being made for past behavior on the part of Scott that may have made the crowd surge predictable.

More than likely insurers and Live Nation will foot most of the billl. However, Scott won’t be getting off scot-free, no pun intended. Given the risk now associated with the 30-year old artist, he’d be hard-pressed to headline any big concerts any time soon,

His endorsement deals are also taking a hit. Out of respect for the victims of what has been labeled as “one of the deadliest crowd control disasters at a concert in the U.S.”, Nike has postponed the launch of Scott’s shoe collaboration, and Dior may be reconsidering the Travis Scott menswear collection that had been slated for release in spring/summer 2022.

Experts say it could be a long time before major brands look to align themselves with Scott, who has offered to cover the funeral costs for the victims.

Of course, being one of the highest paid and popular rappers in the world, Scott has a net worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $60 million and his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, reportedly has a net worth of $700 million, so he’s far from being hard-up for cash.   

The artist has offered to cover the funeral costs of the victims.


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