The household of 14-year-old John Hilgert — who misplaced his life at Astroworld — are devastated by the lack of their son, and need to maintain these accountable accountable … reportedly submitting a lawsuit in opposition to Travis Scott, Reside Nation and others.
The go well with, filed Wednesday in Houston, claims Travis and live performance organizers failed to supply a secure surroundings for these in attendance. Among the many safety failures listed, in accordance with Folks, a scarcity of personnel, limitations and emergency medical employees.
A press release from John’s dad, Chris, reads, “The ache of our loss from our son John not making it house alive from an occasion akin to that is insupportable. He was a stupendous younger man who merely wished to get pleasure from his first live performance occasion with pals, whom he treasured spending time with greater than the rest.”
He continues, “If this lawsuit prevents even one household from having to undergo the intense ache and anguish that we’ve got endured, then it’s the least we are able to do to honor John’s reminiscence.”
The go well with, filed by legal professional Richard Mithoff, is reportedly searching for $1 million in damages.
In fact, the Hilgert lawsuit is only one of dozens filed in opposition to Travis, Reside Nation and others. As we reported, one submitting asks for $2 billion in damages, one other asks for $750 million and represents lots of of alleged victims — whether or not these accidents be psychological or bodily.
Hilgert was one in every of 10 to lose his life on the present. The primary inquiries to be answered by investigators, what occurred and who’s guilty?
Sources near Travis have been adamant, he did not know the extent of what was taking place within the crowd. There was additionally a transparent breakdown in communication amongst emergency employees, after we obtained video of cops having fun with the present greater than 25 minutes after the Houston Hearth Chief allegedly referred to as the live performance a “Mass Casualty Occasion.”
Travis’ legal professional, Ed McPherson, tells us, “It was reported that the Operations Plan designated that solely the competition director and government producers have authority to cease the present, neither of which is a part of Travis’s crew. This additionally runs afoul of HPD’s personal earlier actions when it shut down the ability and sound at this very competition when the efficiency ran over 5 minutes again in 2019.”