The tragedy that occurred at Astroworld last November continues to generate consequences for all involved, including Travis Scott, who is being sued by a woman for wrongful death, who claims she suffered serious injuries during the event that caused her to miscarry.
Scott is not the only one being sued, as defendants also include Live Nation, Scoremore Holdings and ASM Global.
Shanazia Williamson, the plaintiff’s name, says that when she went to Astroworld she ended up being trampled, suffering injuries to her shoulder, back, chest, leg, stomach and other parts of her body, after crowds of people ran for help.
The plaintiff says that “failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and Jarawd’s (her partner) unborn child,” according to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
Woman points to injuries sustained at Astroworld
This amended complaint was filed a month and a half after the tragedy and includes wrongful death, continuing the lawsuit Williamson initially filed, alleging that among the injuries she suffered during the festival were “”trouble breathing, chest pain, and left leg pain, as well as injuries to other parts of her body.””
Citing Texas law, “a fetus that dies as a result of negligence can be the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit. It doesn’t matter how far along the mother was in her pregnancy. It could be a fetus that isn’t viable, but the parents could still sue for wrongful death,” according to TMZ.
During Astroworld 10 people lost their lives from injuries and Scott was immediately criticized for continuing to perform for 40 minutes after Houston police and firefighters began responding to a “multiple casualty” incident at the music festival.
By the time the rapper left the stage, eight people had died and dozens more were injured.