After 10 people died and hundreds of others were injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival on November 5, 2021, a number of families sued due to members dying. Two families settled previously and it’s been reported by Rolling Stone that a third family had also reached a settlement. The families of Axel Acosta and Brianna Rodriguez had reportedly settled their lawsuits,
The family of John Hilgert, who was 14 years old at the time of death, settled a lawsuit they filed against Live Nation, Travis Scott, and other Astroworld organizers six months ago according to a source of the media outlet.
The number that the family settled for was not disclosed but the legal papers were filed in Harris County and looked over by Rolling Stone. The papers reviewed stated that the family handed in a notice of non-suit with prejudice in February, effectively withdrawing their case. Defendants listed in the filing included Scott, Live Nation, Scoremore, and several security companies, among others.
There are still other pending lawsuits and Scott, Live Nation, and connected companies are still facing civil suits from thousands of attendees. There are possibly hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages at stake.
Although there were injuries and death, none of the organizers or Scott are facing criminal charges after a grand jury determined last month that no one involved with the festival is criminally responsible.
The Houston Police Department also released its own report after an extensive investigation into the tragedy as well.
Several weeks after the tragedy, Scott stated he didn’t know what was going on when the stampede took place. The incidents took place on the first night of the festival. It was the third year that he held Astroworld Festival.
According to Local 10, victims from the show who passed away ranged from 9 to 27 years old. Approximately 300 attendees were injured and treated at the venue, whereas 25 people were taken to local hospitals.
Third Family Reached Settlement With Travis Scott and Live Nation in Astroworld Festival Lawsuit