The first lawsuits have been filed in the Astroworld music festival tragedy, including one that blames rappers Travis Scott and Drake as well as concert company Live Nation for the crowd surge that left eight people dead Friday and at least 25 injured.
A Texas attorney on Sunday filed that lawsuit, which also names NRG Stadium agent Harris County Sports & Convention Corp., accusing the defendants of prioritizing "profits over their attendees" during a concert in which concertgoers ages 14 to 27 were killed.
"Live musical performances are meant to inspire catharsis, not tragedy," read a statement from lawyer Thomas J. Henry, who is representing concertgoer Kristian Paredes of Austin. "Many of these concert-goers were looking forward to this event for months, and they deserved a safe environment in which to have fun and enjoy the evening. Instead, their night was one of fear, injury, and death."