TRAVIS Scott is being sued by an Astroworld victim who claims she suffered a miscarriage after being “trampled” at the festival.
Shanazia Williamson said she was pregnant when she attended the event on November 5, 2021 and lost the fetus due to the “horrible injuries” she sustained in the stampede.
Ten people were killed and 5,000 injured when a crowd of 50,000 poured onto the stage during Travis’ performance at the Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas.
The rapper performed for more than 30 minutes after a “mass casualty incident” was declared.
Shanazia and her husband Jarawd Owens of Dayton, Ohio are suing over the wrongful death of their unborn child.
They filed documents against Travis, festival promoters Live Nation and ScoreMore, security firms Valle Services SMG and ASM Global, and Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation.
The lawsuit states: “While attending the festival, Shanazia was trampled and crushed, resulting in horrific injuries and eventual death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child.
“In addition, Shanazia suffered injuries to her shoulder, back, leg, chest, abdomen and other parts of her body.
“The defendants’ failure to plan, design, administer, conduct, service and oversee the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and the death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child.”
The lawsuit also alleges that Travis and the festival organizers failed to provide adequate security or medical staff and failed to recognize the dangers of the festival setup.
Shanazia and Jarawd’s attorneys, Jason Itkin and Kurt Arnold, have declined to comment on the lawsuit, according to Rolling Stone.
They cited a February gag order that limits what attorneys can say publicly about Astroworld lawsuits.
Hundreds of Astroworld victims have filed lawsuits against Travis and festival organizers since the devastating event.
The rapper, his label Cactus Jack, Live Nation, ScoreMore, Apple, the festival’s security companies and the festival venue are at risk of billions in damages from people injured at the event.
Around 50,000 people attended the “poorly conducted” concert on November 5th.
The crowd rush happened around 9 p.m. as Travis, Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy, began his performance.
People in the crowd reportedly asked the rapper and his team to shut down the show, saying it was difficult to move or breathe.
Video footage from the event shows emergency vehicles driving through the crowd and attendees have continued to share their experiences online.
Concert-goer Alexis Guavin said: “Once [Scott] started, all hell broke loose.
“Everyone, what is supposed to be 50,000 people, ran to the front and squeezed everyone together with what little air was available.”
Travis has repeatedly denied any responsibility for the Astroworld tragedy.
He was convicted twice for encouraging fans to breach safety barriers and storm the stage at previous concerts.
Among the Astroworld casualties is Ezra Blount, nine, who became the tenth fatality when he died on November 14 after being on life support for days.
He fell off his father’s shoulders and was trampled on the ground by panicked fans during the chaos, his family said.
The boy’s father, Treston Blount, told ABC that the nine-year-old is a fan of Scott and is “thrilled” to be at the event.
Ezra’s aunt Taylor Gabrielle Blount told The Sun the boy suffered from brain swelling and his organs were damaged.
Bharti Shahani, 22, was taken to hospital after being injured in the crowd and was pronounced brain dead. She died on November 11th.
BACK TO THE STAGE
He performed in Miami for the first time since the tragedy last weekend, where he urged strippers to join him on stage.
While audiences loved the hitmaker’s set, many thought it was “too early” for Travis to book gigs.
Travis was announced last month as a headliner at Primavera Sound and restarted his live shows.
The huge musical event is a traveling festival that starts in Barcelona and travels to international destinations including Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.
Also on the Primavera schedule are the 30-year-old headlining concerts in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Porto later this year.
She was a senior at Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in Electronic Systems Engineering.
Also among the victims were Franco Patino, Jake Jurinek, Danish Baig, Brianna Rodriguez, Axel Acosta, Rudy Peña and Madison Dubiski.
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