Live Nation, Apple, and Travis Scott are being sued for (dollar)2 billion in the wake of the Astroworld disaster, which killed ten people and injured hundreds more.


Live Nation, Apple, and Travis Scott are being sued for (dollar)2 billion in the wake of the Astroworld disaster, which claimed the lives of ten people and injured hundreds more.

Hundreds of people claim they were injured when a crowd of 50,000 people was “incited into a frenzy” at the deadly Astroworld concert earlier this month. They have sued Live Nation Entertainment Inc., Apple Inc., and US rapper Travis Scott for (dollar)2 billion.

The complaint, which was filed in state court in Houston on Thursday, amended a previous lawsuit filed shortly after the Nov.

Five concerts were held in which ten people were killed and hundreds were injured.

The number of plaintiffs was increased to 282 in the revised complaint, making it the largest case related to the event thus far.

Thomas J Henry, a lawyer, said he was in talks with another 120 concertgoers about joining his case.

Another lawsuit, filed on Monday on behalf of 125 concertgoers, one of whom died, sought more than (dollar)750 million in damages.

The concert was promoted by Live Nation, and it was livestreamed by Apple Music.

NRG Stadium was also sued, as was Canadian rapper and singer Drake.

In a statement, Henry said, “The defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money off of this event, and they still chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put attendees at risk.”

According to Henry’s lawsuit, Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter, could have avoided the carnage if it had properly prepared for an event with a performer known for getting fans riled up.

Scott, a Houston native, has previously admitted to inciting fans to disregard security measures and rush the stage during concerts in Chicago in 2015 and Arkansas in 2017.

“My clients want the defendants to be held accountable for their actions, and they want to send a message to all performers, event organizers, and promoters that what happened at Astroworld will not happen again,” Henry said.

This article was written by Bloomberg News’ Erik Larson.

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