Travis Scott is potentially facing criminal charges in connection with the highly publicized Astroworld disaster in 2021.
According to Reuters, a grand jury will determine whether there is enough evidence to support the filing of criminal charges against Scott and other individuals involved in planning Astroworld. The crowd crush incident occurred in November 2021 and resulted in 10 fatalities and numerous physical injuries. Attorney Kent Schaffer, who represents Travis Scott, expressed confidence that no charges will be brought against his client.
Speaking to Billboard, Schaffer stated, “Nothing Travis did or failed to do falls within the scope of the Texas criminal code.” He further asserted that the evidence would exonerate Scott and explained, “We have cooperated with the police department from the beginning, and they have never indicated any evidence of a crime.”
It is currently unclear what charges Travis Scott may potentially face and when a decision will be reached. The investigation relates to the tragic crowd crush incident at Astroworld in Houston, where a large number of concertgoers were injured due to overcrowding. Ten individuals lost their lives, including a 10-year-old child, as a result of compressive asphyxiation.
Over 400 civil claims have been filed by thousands of alleged victims against Travis Scott, Live Nation, and other event organizers. These claims allege negligence in the planning and execution of the event, specifically in the areas of security and emergency support.