The household of 14-year-old John Hilgert — who misplaced his life at Astroworld — are devastated by the loss of their son, and need to maintain these accountable accountable … reportedly submitting a lawsuit in opposition to Travis Scott, Live Nation and others.
The go well with, filed Wednesday in Houston, claims Travis and live performance organizers failed to offer a secure setting for these in attendance. Among the safety failures listed, based on People, a scarcity of personnel, obstacles and emergency medical workers.
A press release from John’s dad, Chris, reads, “The pain of our loss from our son John not making it home alive from an event such as this is intolerable. He was a beautiful young man who simply wanted to enjoy his first concert event with friends, whom he treasured spending time with more than anything else.”
He continues, “If this lawsuit prevents even one family from having to go through the extreme pain and anguish that we have endured, then it is the least we can do to honor John’s memory.”
The go well with, filed by legal professional Richard Mithoff, is reportedly looking for $1 million in damages.
Of course, the Hilgert lawsuit is only one of dozens filed in opposition to Travis, Live Nation and others. As we reported, one submitting asks for $2 billion in damages, one other asks for $750 million and represents a whole lot of alleged victims — whether or not these accidents be psychological or bodily.
Hilgert was one of 10 to lose his life on the present. The fundamental inquiries to be answered by investigators, what occurred and who’s guilty?
Sources near Travis have been adamant, he did not know the extent of what was taking place within the crowd. There was additionally a transparent breakdown in communication amongst emergency staff, after we obtained video of cops having fun with the present greater than 25 minutes after the Houston Fire Chief allegedly referred to as the live performance a “Mass Casualty Event.”
Travis’ legal professional, Ed McPherson, tells us, “It was reported that the Operations Plan designated that only the festival director and executive producers have authority to stop the show, neither of which is part of Travis’s crew. This also runs afoul of HPD’s own previous actions when it shut down the power and sound at this very festival when the performance ran over 5 minutes back in 2019.”