Travis Scott may be subject to multiple criminal indictments in connection with the tragic crowd surge that resulted in deaths and injuries during his 2020 Astroworld concert in Houston.
The tragic incident had significant legal and financial ramifications for Scott, but the impact on the victims’ families has been far greater. According to the Houston Chronicle, a grand jury will determine the next steps.
During the grand jury proceedings on Thursday (June 29), prosecutors, defense lawyers, and Houston police detectives were present. Travis Scott’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, and Christopher Downey, the attorney for festival manager Brent Silberstein, anxiously awaited the life-changing decision for all parties.
This is different from civil cases where victims or their families receive compensation for injuries or loss of life. In this case, the possibility of jail time exists. The lack of information has made the situation even more ominous for the lawyers involved.
“I don’t know their position on my client or anyone,” Downey stated. On the other hand, Schaffer expressed to the press that he believed the grand jury does not have enough evidence to support pursuing criminal charges against the rapper.
Due to a current gag order imposed by the judge on lawyers, surviving victims, their families, and others connected to the civil case, information is scarce. Downey assumes that the same rules may apply to the criminal case as well.