A tragic crowd surge during Travis Scott’s concert at his Astroworld festival in Houston injured hundreds and killed ten people roughly a month ago. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Scott and the festival organizers since then. Scott has apparently filed court filings denying all involvement in one of the claims, despite offering to pay for burial expenses (which half of the families declined).
According to a new TMZ report, Scott is hoping to get the cases against him dismissed before fighting them in court. The rapper is said to have now submitted new court filings through his lawyer, denying plaintiff Jessie Garcia’s accusations that they were among the throng the night of the Astroworld tragedies. In essence, the court documents ask a judge to permanently dismiss the complaint and issue a “general denial,” which dismisses all claims made by Garcia against him and his Cactus Jack label.
According to TMZ, Scott intends to respond in the same way to all other Astroworld claims, of which there have been a slew, and a new petition filed last week may make it a little easier for him to do so. Attorneys for both the victims and the festival filed a joint petition to have the 275 lawsuits (representing over 1,200 persons) consolidated into a multi-district litigation overseen by a single judge.