Washington: American rapper and songwriter Travis Scott has issued his first authorized response to the quite a few lawsuits that identify him as associated to the Astroworld tragedy.
Based on Individuals journal, Scott through his legal professional on Monday and referred to by his authorized identify Jacques B. Webster II, filed a authorized response to 11 lawsuits naming the rap star as a defendant concerning the Astroworld Competition occasion in Houston final month that left 10 folks useless and tons of injured.
Six of the 11 responses, every of which was practically an identical had been obtained by Individuals journal.
Scott and his firm “typically deny the allegations” made within the lawsuits, and “respectfully request that the claims towards these Defendants be dismissed with prejudice,” the response learn.
It additional continued, “And that these Defendants be granted such different and additional reduction, each at legislation and in fairness, to which they’re entitled.”
Scott and his firm Cactus Jack Information, LLC are being represented by legislation corporations O’Melveny and Myers, Yetter Coleman, and Tribble | Ross within the greater than 200 lawsuits that identify him as a defendant.
In the meantime, a information outlet reported that in their very own responses, Reside Nation, its subsidiary ScoreMore, Harris County Sports activities and Conference Company and several other of the pageant’s promoters denied all allegations towards them.
A prolonged investigation by one other information outlet revealed final week described how organizers had been involved about having satisfactory staffing for the occasion, that last-minute, poorly educated hires had been made for safety and that specialists consider the pageant’s format was harmful.
Additionally final week, it was reported that the quite a few lawsuits could also be consolidated into one giant case. The lawsuits, partially, accuse Scott, Reside Nation, which organized the occasion, and different occasion organizers as legally negligent in how the occasion was deliberate.
This new authorized growth comes lower than every week after the household of Ezra Blount rejected the musician’s provide to pay for the late 9-year-old’s funeral. Three others have additionally rejected Scott’s provide.
As per Individuals journal, amongst those that’ve rejected Scott’s provide is the household of 14-year-old John Hilgert, who was a freshman in highschool when he died on the pageant.