Rolling Stone reports that a third lawsuit has been settled by a family affected by the tragic Astroworld event involving Travis Scott. The family of John Hilgert, a 14-year-old victim who lost his life during the 2021 concert in Houston, reportedly rescinded their lawsuit against Scott, Live Nation, Scoremore, multiple security firms, and various festival organizers in February.
Hilgert’s family marks the third grieving group to resolve a lawsuit resulting from the fatal crowd surge at NRG Park on November 6, 2021, which led to ten fatalities and injuries in the thousands. Prior to them, the families of Axel Acosta and Brianna Rodriguez, who also tragically lost their lives at Astroworld, had settled their individual lawsuits filed post-incident. Newsound has reached out to representatives from Live Nation, Scott, and the Hilgert family for remarks.
On July 28, a comprehensive 1,266-page report concerning the Astroworld tragedy was unveiled by Houston police, which contained interviews with Scott, Drake, and other concert-goers impacted by the disastrous crowd surge that occurred during Scott’s performance. In the report, Scott mentioned being informed via his earpiece to “wrap it up, it’s getting kinda hectic out there,” but claimed he wasn’t notified about the severity of the situation until later.
Scott will not face criminal charges related to the incident, according to a report from Reuters last month, a decision reached by a Harris County grand jury after a comprehensive 19-month inquiry. Nevertheless, Scott and Live Nation continue to be the subject of numerous civil lawsuits tied to the Astroworld event. Scott recently unveiled plans for a concert at Rome’s Circus Maximus park in promotion of his new album, Utopia, after a scheduled performance at the Pyramids of Giza was cancelled due to “complex production issues.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Astroworld lawsuit settlement
How many families have settled their lawsuits against Travis Scott and Live Nation in relation to the Astroworld tragedy?
A total of three families have so far settled their lawsuits in relation to the Astroworld tragedy.
Who was the latest family to settle their lawsuit?
The latest family to settle their lawsuit was the family of John Hilgert, a 14-year-old boy who died at the concert.
What did the police report about the Astroworld tragedy reveal?
The police report, released on July 28, contained interviews with Travis Scott, Drake, and concert attendees. Scott stated that he was informed through his earpiece about the chaotic situation, but wasn’t aware of the extent of the tragedy until later.
Will Travis Scott face any criminal charges related to the Astroworld tragedy?
According to a report from Reuters, Travis Scott will not be charged criminally in connection with the Astroworld event.
What future events has Travis Scott announced?
Scott recently announced a concert at Rome’s Circus Maximus park in support of his latest album, Utopia.