Travis Scott was not conscious of the “full impact” of the tragedy at his Astroworld music pageant, the place at the least 9 individuals died, till the next morning, his attorney says.
Edwin F. McPherson, an legal professional for Scott, spoke on Good Morning America on Friday one week after 9 individuals had been killed in a lethal crowd surge on the rapper’s music pageant in Houston. According to The New York Times, Scott’s present continued for nearly 40 minutes after metropolis officers declared a “mass casualty occasion.” However McPherson informed GMA this data by no means made its technique to Scott whereas he was performing.
“That by no means obtained to Travis,” McPherson mentioned. “That by no means obtained to Travis’ crew. He is up there making an attempt to carry out. He doesn’t have any potential to know what is going on on down beneath, actually on a mass stage.”
Houston Hearth Chief Samuel Peña has recommended Scott ought to have paused the present throughout his efficiency, telling Today that “at one level, there was an ambulance that was making an attempt to make its approach via the group,” and Scott might have “[paused] that efficiency, [turned] on the lights and [said], ‘Hey, we’re not going to proceed till this factor is resolved.'” Peña added, although, that he is not “ready to say that [Scott] was totally conscious of what was occurring.” Scott reportedly went to an afterparty at Dave & Buster’s after the present, and McPherson informed GMA he “did not actually perceive the total impact of all the pieces till the subsequent morning.”
A felony investigation into the lethal crowd surge is ongoing, and Scott is facing numerous lawsuits. The demise toll rose to nine this week after a 22-year-old school scholar died from accidents sustained throughout the live performance. McPherson informed GMA the tragedy was a “systemic breakdown,” however he argued it is too early within the investigation to be “pointing fingers at anybody.”
https://theweek.com/news/1007079/travis-scott-attorney-says-he-was-unaware-of-mass-casualty-declaration-while-on-stage | Travis Scott legal professional says he was unaware of mass casualty declaration whereas on stage: ‘That by no means obtained to Travis’