Travis Scott will not face criminal charges over deadly crowd rush
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Travis Scott will not face criminal charges over deadly concert stampede.
Travis Scott will not face any criminal charges over the deadly crowd rush which resulted in 10 people losing their lives.
Back in 2021, 10 fans died and thousands others were injured during a stampede at Travis’ Astroworld concert in which over 50,000 supporters attended.
According to reports at the time, the festival goers who tragically passed away ranged in age from nine to 27.
The official cause of death was asphyxiation, meaning they were unable to breathe due to be being crushed in the crowd.
In the wake of the incident, the Houston native released a statement saying the tragedy left him 'distraught'.
The truly tragic events sent shockwaves around the world with people pointing their fingers at the American rapper, accusing him of somewhat encouraging the chaotic scenes while up on stage.
Now, less than two years on, and a Texas grand jury has declined to indict Travis on any criminal charges relating to the concert.
“He never encouraged people to do anything that resulted in other people being hurt,” Lawyer Kent Schaffer said.
Schaffer said the decision comes as 'a great relief' to his client.
He added: “Travis is not responsible.
“Bringing criminal charges against him will not ease their [the victims’ families] pain.”
It’s understood federal officers have been working with Houston police in conducting an investigating on whether the popular musician had correct safety measures in place.
Within that probe, concert promoters Live Nation were also mentioned.
Reports from The Guardian suggest more than 500 lawsuits were filed against Travis and Live Nation and Scott with some already settled.
So while the 32-year-old has managed to escape criminal charges, he still faces multiple civil suits.