Apple, Live Nation ticketing service, and artist Travis Scott are sued for $ 2 billion by hundreds of people injured in Astroworld’s murderous concert earlier in November.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in a Houston state court, amends an earlier lawsuit filed after the November 5 concert. The revised complaint brings the number of complainants to 282, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Lawyer Thomas J. Henry is in talks to add 120 more people to the case.
Plaintiffs in the case say they were injured when a crowd of 50,000 people were “stirred into a frenzy” at the concert, in which 10 people were killed and hundreds were injured. Scott has a habit of encouraging fans to ignore safety precautions at his concerts and has twice pleaded guilty to public disorder charges related to concerts in Chicago and Arkansas.
Henry believes Live Nation could have avoided the deaths and injuries at the Astroworld event if he had taken the proper precautions.
“The defendants were set to make an exorbitant sum of money from this event, and they still chose to cut corners, cut costs and put participants at risk,” Henry said in a statement. , according to Bloomberg.
Apple Music broadcast live the Astroworld concert, conducted by Travis Scott. Live Nation promoted the event. NRG Stadium, where it took place, and rapper Drake are also named in the lawsuit.
A separate lawsuit filed on Monday also targeted Apple and others involved in the Astroworld gig and sought damages of $ 750 million.
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