A woman is suing rapper Travis Scott after claiming that she lost her unborn child as a result of being trampled at the musician’s Astroworld concert that ended in tragedy back in November. The hip-hop festival saw the deaths of 10 people, including a 9-year-old boy named Ezra Blount. The boy was sitting on his father’s shoulders, Treston Blount, when Scott got on stage to perform.
Unfortunately, a mammoth crowd rushed the stage and ended up causing a stampede in the middle of the show. Scott had been called out for refusing to stop the show and bring order to the situation. It’s been months since the incident occurred, and it seems like Scott is not out of the woods yet. He has since expressed his remorse and apologies over the situation, but the past continues to haunt him until now.
The Unfortunate Termination
Shanazia Williamson and her husband Jarawd Owens were two of the people in attendance on that fateful day in November. The Ohio natives attended the concert along with other fans to witness the performances of some of their favorite artists.
At that time, Shanazia was pregnant with Jarawd’s baby. However, the two of them got caught up in the stampede that took place during the festival in Houston. And now, Shanazia is claiming that she suffered a miscarriage due to injuries that she sustained during the event. She is now filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the singer.
“While in attendance at the festival, Shanazia was trampled and crushed resulting in horrific injuries and ultimately the death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child… In addition, Shanazia sustained injuries to her shoulder, back, leg, chest, stomach and other parts of her body.”
According to the lawsuit, the concert’s promoters failed to institute the necessary security protocols to prevent such a tragedy from happening. Aside from the ten people who died, hundreds more were injured.
“Defendants’ failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child.”
A Happy Event Gone Wrong
When it comes to large events like this, the standard practice is that organizers institute certain security protocols that are designed to maintain order without completely obstructing the experience for event guests.
However, the protocols instituted by the event staff were obviously not enough to control the crowd’s behavior in attendance. Aside from Scott, the security companies Valle Services SMG, ASM Global, and the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation were also listed as defendants in the case.
Share Your Thoughts
As of now, it looks like Scott’s problems are far from over. While he has expressed his remorse over the events, it seems like he still can’t put the past behind him. What do you think of the events that have unfolded? Is Scott really responsible for the deaths of these people, and should he be held accountable?