Travis Scott nega la responsabilità legale nella tragedia dell'Astroworld Festival, documenti del tribunale mostrano

Travis Scott nega le accuse, compresa la negligenza, in lawsuits filed against him for the Astroworld Festival tragedy, according to court documents filed by Scott’s attorneys and obtained by CNN.

Più di 140 cause legali have been filed in the tragedy that left 10 persone morte, CNN previously reported. Most allege the defendants were negligent and stood to make huge sums of money from the concert.
A spokesperson for Travis Scott provided CNN with “risposta” documents filed Monday on behalf of the star rapper and his record label, Cactus Jack Records, in response to allegations in six lawsuits. All six filings deny the allegations.
      Defendants generally deny the allegations set forth,” stated the court documents, which requested the claims be dismissed with prejudice, meaning they cannot be brought to court again.
        The family of Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old university student who died at the festival, and representatives for Joseph Ferguson, who attended it, criticized the court filings.
          Travis Scott’s attempt to escape responsibility for creating a deadly situation from which his fans could not escape is shameful and, purtroppo, true to form,” said Houston attorney James Lassiter, who represents Shahani and several more festival attendees who suffered significant injuries.
          While he continues using social media to present a public image of someone who is grieved by the catastrophic loss of life that his actions caused, he is quietly paying celebrity lawyers to argue his victims deserve nothing more than symbolic help with funeral costs.
          Scott has said he would pay the funeral costs for those who died in a crowd crush during the concert.
          Benny Agosto Jr., who represents Ferguson, said it would bevery premature at this stageto file a dismissal. Agosto was one of multiple attorneys to file a motion with the Texas Supreme Court on Friday that would consolidate the lawsuits of the Astroworld Festival victims into one case.
            In a statement issued in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, Scott said he was “devastato” by what happened.
            The Astroworld Festival turned deadly as concertgoers were crushed, trampled and struggled to breathe as the packed crowd surged toward an outdoor stage when Scott, a headliner, started performing on November 5.

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