This is the second major lawsuit the artist has received this week.
Days after Houston attorney, Tony Buzbee, filed a $750 million lawsuit against Scott and Astroworld organizers, attorney Thomas J. Henry, is levying an even greater lawsuit against the involved parties at $2 billion on behalf of the festival victims from teenagers to ages up to 40.
The San Antonio-based attorney is filing the suit against artist, Travis Scott, Drake, as well as Live Nation, Apple Music, and NRG Stadium.
“The defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money off this event, and they still chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put attendees at risk,” Henry stated in a news release on Thursday. “My clients want to ensure the defendants are held responsible for their actions, and they want to send the message to all performers, event organizers, and promoters that what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again.”
Henry’s lawsuit follows that of Tony Buzbee, whose law firm filed a $750 million suit against the aforementioned artists as well as corporations including Apple Music and Epic Records on behalf of over 120 clients, including Axel Acosta, who was fatally killed at the festival.
“They have injuries ranging from heart attacks, to heart issues, to brain injuries, to spinal injuries, to broken bones, broken legs, eye injuries, internal organ injuries, bruising and bleeding,” said Henry. “Those who were injured are still very traumatized because they had to step over dead bodies. They didn’t have a choice because there was nowhere to move. These people were trapped. The crushing effect was so heavy and hard. They couldn’t breathe. They couldn’t get out.”
The tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Music Festival left dozens injured and resulted in the death of 10 people.