/  11.09.2021

The family of the 9-year-old boy who was trampled during the Astroworld Festival has retained attorney Benjamin Crump to represent them in a lawsuit against Travis Scott.

As REVOLT previously reported, Ezra Blount, the youngest victim of the Astroworld tragedy, is currently in the hospital fighting for his life after he was “trampled and catastrophically injured” at the concert last Friday (Nov. 5). Blount was reportedly sitting on his father’s shoulders during Scott’s set. “The crowd just started going crazy and Treston [Ezra’s dad] goes, ‘I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe,’” Taylor Blount, the 9-year-old’s aunt, told NBC’s “TODAY” show.

Blount’s father passed out as the crowd of more than 50,000 people surged toward the stage, causing the young boy to fall. When Treston regained consciousness, his son was nowhere to be found. They later located him at the Texas Children’s Hospital, where Blount was placed in a medically induced coma.

The young boy suffered severe swelling in his brain and went into cardiac arrest either at the festival or while he was on his way to the hospital. Taylor said her nephew also sustained lung, kidney and liver damage.

The litigation names Scott, Live Nation Entertainment, Cactus Jack Records, Scoremore Mgmt. and others as defendants. It alleges negligence in several aspects, including failure to provide proper medical attention, crowd control, hiring, supervision, training and retention.

“This young child and his family will face life-altering trauma from this day forward, a reality that nobody expects when they buy concert tickets,” Crump said in a statement. “Concerts and music festivals such as this are meant to be a safe place for people of all ages to enjoy music in a controlled environment. None of that was true about the Astroworld Festival. This little boy is currently fighting for his life, and his parents will never know the same child they entered Astroworld with.”


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