Travis Scott Sued by Injured Fan Over ‘Inevitable’ Astroworld Incident That Left 8 Dead

Written by on November 8, 2021

Travis Scott performs on day one of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park, in Houston 2021 Astroworld Festival - Day One, Houston, United States - 05 Nov 2021

(People) – Travis Scott has been named in one of what is expected to be several lawsuits over the mass casualty incident that took eight lives Friday at his Astroworld Festival in Houston.

Injured concertgoer Manuel Souza filed a petition Saturday in Harris County District Court against Scott, 30, over the “predictable and preventable” tragedy that unfolded, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

He’s seeking at least $1,000,000 in damages and also asking for a temporary restraining order to prevent any destruction of evidence. The lawsuit also names Live Nation, organizer ScoreMore, Scott’s Cactus Jack Records and several others.

Reps for Travis Scott and Live Nation did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

“Tragically, due to Defendants’ motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety, and due to their encouragement of violence, at least 8 people lost their lives and scores of others were injured at what was supposed to be a night of fun,” the lawsuit reads.

The rapper addressed the incident in a statement released Saturday morning, offering his cooperation to the Houston Police Department and condolences to the families of the victims.

“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” he wrote on Twitter.

Scott said later that evening on his Instagram Story that he’s “working right now to identify the families to assist them through this tough time,” adding: “My fans really mean the world to me, and I always want to leave them with a positive experience.”

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