Travis Scott won’t be prosecuted for the Astroworld performance that left 10 concertgoers dead and hundreds hurt, his attorney said on Thursday.
According to a statement from Scott’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, the 32-year-old rapper won’t be prosecuted for his role in the fatal music event.
Texas Harris County district attorney, Kim Ogg, revealed during a live-streamed press conference on Thursday that a grand jury had looked into the issue and determined that “no crime did occur” and “no single individual was criminally responsible.
The Harris County District Attorney’s judgment from today validates what we already knew: Travis Scott is not to blame for the AstroWorld tragedy, Schaeffer stated. Investigative reporting by multiple media outlets has consistently shown that this is true.
“Now that this chapter is closed, we hope for the government’s efforts to focus on what is most important—preventing further heartbreaking tragedies like AstroWorld from ever happening again,” he added.
“Travis Scott has been unfairly and wrongly singled out, despite stopping the show three separate times and being unaware of the events as they were unfolding.
Travis Scott won’t be prosecuted for his Astroworld performance, which left hundreds of people injured and 10 dead, his attorney confirmed on Thursday.
Ten concertgoers died from asphyxiation in all; 25 were hospitalized, and 300 others received on-site medical attention for injuries.
After the fatal performance, more than 500 lawsuits were filed. The ages of those who passed away varied from 9 to 27. Asphyxia due to compression claimed their lives.
Stormi, 5, and Aire, 1, are the two children Scott has with his girlfriend, popular television personality Kylie Jenner.