Travis Scott is facing possible criminal charges for his involvement in the much talked about Astroworld disaster in 2021.
The grand jury will decide if there is sufficient evidence to support filing criminal charges against Scott or other Astroworld planners for the crowd crush incident in November 2021, which resulted in 10 fatalities and hundreds of physical injuries, reports Reuters. Attorney Kent Schaffer representing Travis is confident that no charges will be filed.
“Nothing Travis did or failed to do fits within the Texas criminal code,” Schaffer told Reuters. In a statement to Billboard, the rapper’s lawyer, Kent Schaffer, said he and his team were “confident that the grand jury will clear Travis of any wrongdoing” after seeing the evidence: “We’ve cooperated with the police department since the beginning and at no time have they indicated that there is any evidence of a crime.”
At this point, it’s not clear what kind of charges he could face or when this decision will be taken. The investigation is related to a fatal crush of concertgoers at Astroworld in Houston, where thousands of people were hurt because of crowd overflow. Compressive asphyxiation claimed the lives of ten people, one of them was a 10-year-old kid.
More than 400 civil claims have been brought by thousands of alleged victims against Scott, Live Nation, and other event organisers on the grounds that they were negligent in planning and executing the event, particularly by failing to offer sufficient security and emergency support.
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