A woman who said she was pregnant while attending Travis Scott’s deadly Astroworld Festival is suing Scott, Live Nation and other event partners, claiming the crowd surge caused her to lose her baby.
Shanazia Williamson and Jarawd Owens have filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking “monetary relief significantly in excess of $1 million,” according to documents.
What is now commonly referred to as the “Astroworld Festival Tragedy” happened on Nov. 5, 2021.
The lawsuit states, while in attendance at the festival, Williamson was trampled and crushed, resulting in horrific injuries and ultimately the death of her and Owens’ unborn child. In addition, Williamson said she sustained injuries to her shoulder, back, chest, leg, stomach, and other parts of her body.
They are holding company responsible for the event planners, promoters and organizers, which include Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., Live Nation Marketing, Inc., Scoremore Holdings, LLC, Scoremore MGMT, LLC, Scoremore, LLC, SMG , ASM Global, LLC, ASM Global Parent, Inc., Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation, Valle Services, LLC, and Jacques Bermon Webster II, a/k/a Travis Scott, a/k/a Cactus Jack.
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The lawsuit states that the defendants’ failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Williamsons’ injuries and death of her unborn child.
The plaintiffs are requesting a trial by jury.
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed over injuries and deaths at the concert, where fans surged toward the stage during Scott’s concert, squeezing people so tightly together that they could not breathe or move their arms.
Some 300 people were injured and treated at the festival site and 25 were taken to hospitals.
The 10 people who lost their lives in a massive crowd emerged at the Astroworld music festival in Houston died from compression asphyxia, officials announced.
Medical examiners with the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston had to wait several weeks following the concert for additional test results before making final determinations on cause and manner of the deaths.
The 10 people who died were among 50,000 who attended the festival and were in the audience when Scott’s concert turned deadly.
The youngest victim was 9-year-old Ezra Blount. The others who died ranged in age from 14 to 27.
The parents of the unborn child, now possibly considered the 11th victim, live in Ohio.
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