Travis Scott has asked a judge to dismiss a Astroworld lawsuit that was filed against him.
According to TMZ, the “Highest In The Room” rapper filed legal documents denying claims made by a man named Jessie Garcia, who was allegedly in the crowd during the festival. Scott has asked a judge to dismiss the suit from himself, his company Jack Enterprises and his label Cactus Jack with prejudice. He issued a “general denial,” which means he does not believe the deaths and injuries that took place during his event are his responsibility.
The outlet also states that the “Sicko Mode” emcee is planning to issue a similar response to every Astroworld lawsuit that has been filed against him. However, he may be able to do it in one dismissal request. Last week, Variety reported that lawyers from both sides agreed to consolidate all 275 litigations into a “multi-district litigation.”
As REVOLT previously reported, Travis Scott has hired attorney Daniel Petrocelli, who previously represented Donald Trump, to defend him against the numerous lawsuits.
Last month, Petrocelli sent letters to the attorneys who represented the families of those who died from injuries that were sustained during Scott’s Astroworld Festival, including 9-year-old Ezra Blount. He said that his client was “devastated” by the Astroworld tragedy and “grieves for the families whose loved ones died or were injured.”
“Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community. Toward that end, Travis would like to pay for the funeral expenses for Mr. Blount’s son,” Scott’s attorney added.
However, Blount’s family and several other families declined Scott’s proposal. “I find offering to pay for funerals frankly demeaning and really inappropriate to the magnitude of the tragedy that unfolded,” said Richard Mithoff, attorney for the family of 14-year-old John Hilgert who died from injuries sustained during the festival.