The family of 14-year-old Astroworld victim has filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott
The family of a teenager who died in Travis ScottAstroworld has filed a lawsuit against the rapper.
John Hilgert was one of 10 people killed during this Crush the horde of “mass losses” During the rapper’s headline address in Houston, Texas on November 5. He was 14 years old.
The lawsuit was filed by attorneys Richard Methoff, who were employed by the teen’s parents, the late Chris and Nicole Hilgert, according to reports. rolling rock.
It names a long list of defendants, including Scott, Live Nation Worldwide and its affiliates, Scoremore LLC and its affiliates, as well as other entities involved in production, promotion and security.
A second lawsuit has also been filed on behalf of Adam and Jennifer Cox, parents of a minor, named in the lawsuit as “BC,” who was injured during the stampede and was friends with Hilgert.
Both lawsuits allege negligence and gross negligence on the part of all defendants.
The Hilgert family is also calling for changes in the way concerts are organized, including security requirements, available medical facilities and the abolition of general admission seating instead of designated seating.
“The pain of losing our son John and not bringing him home alive from an event like this is unbearable,” Chris Hilgert said in a statement. “He was a beautiful young man who simply wanted to enjoy his first concert with friends, who he cherished spending time with more than anything.”
He added, “No one should ever feel this more pain than a loved one attending a live concert. Our only goal in filing this lawsuit is to prevent this kind of tragedy from ever happening again at any live concert.”
“There is no excuse for the poor design of the crowd, the execution of the event and the lack of response practiced in this festival which led to the tragic death of our son and nine others along with dozens of other innocent people.”
Scott too He recently made his first public appearance since the tragedy. Filmed on a Southern California golf course with Michael Jordan, Mark Wahlberg, and other famous friends.