Astroworld Festival Lawsuit Total Rises To Over 100: Report

Some suits allege that women were being sexually assaulted while the crowd surge took place.

BYHayley Hynes
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Organizers of last weekend’s fatal Astroworld Festival are currently facing over 100 lawsuits, according to the New York Post. By the time the Harris County District Court had closed on Friday, the number had reached 108, and is likely to continue growing over the coming days.

Live Nation and Travis Scott are obviously two of the main parties being targeted, although several others also named Drake, who was on stage performing with the Houston artist while audience members were being trampled. “The deadly crowd surge and its aftermath unfolded right in front of Webster and Graham. Nonetheless, they continued their performance while medical personnel struggled to reach the numerous unconscious and injured concertgoers,” the lawsuit from Niaara Goods, who is suing for $1 million alleges.

Others facing heat for the tragedy that took place are Scott’s record company, Cactus Jack Records, a Houston production company called Scoremore LLC, producer Sasha Stone Guttfreund, and the stadium’s management company, ASM Global, as well as the owner, Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation.

The New York Post also notes that a Northbridge, California-based firm called Contemporary Services Corp., known as “the leader in crowd management,” is also under fire in some of the suits. Authorities have shared that in addition to the estimated 50,000 festival attendees, there were also 528 Houston PD officers at the event, and an additional 755 private security personnel brought on by Live Nation.

While most of the lawsuits come from those who had been squished or trampled in the crowd, others allege that women were being sexually assaulted during crowd members as the surge was taking place.

As the lawsuits pour in, attendees continue to share their stories online. Read one of the latest tragic accounts from Astroworld Festival here.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.