Apple, Travis Scott, Drake, face a new $750m Astroworld suit

What you need to know

  • A new $750 million lawsuit has been filed following the Astroworld Festival tragedy.
  • Apple Music, Epic Records join Travis Scott, Drake, and Live Nation as defendants.
  • Ten people died during a crowd surge at the Apple Music-streamed event.

The lawsuit is on behalf of 125 concert-goers.

A new $750 million lawsuit names Apple Music as just one of the high-profile defendants as Houston attorney Tony Buzbee seeks damages for "the loss of mental and physical health, and human life." The lawsuit comes after ten people lost their lives and scores were injured during a crowd surge at the recent Travis Scott Astroworld Festival. Scott joins Apple Music along with Epic Records, performer Drake, and concert promoter Live Nation on the receiving end of the lawsuit.

The 125 concert-goers named on the suit include the family of 21-year-old victim Axel Acosta, as reported by The Houston Chronicle.

"No amount of money will ever make these plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life," Buzbee says in the document. "The quantum sought includes sufficient punitive damages to punish and make an example of all involved in the streaming, promotion, organization and failed execution of the concert, and also to encourage those who engage in such activity to do so with safety at the forefront, not just as an afterthought."

The Astroworld Festival was streamed live on Apple Music, explaining why it is also included in this new lawsuit. Buzbee says that he is confident that everyone who suffered during the concert will receive compensation, while a further suit with an additional 100 people is also now in the works via the same attorney.

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