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Travis Scott sued by family of 14-year-old killed at Astroworld


The family of John Hilgert, 14, filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott on Wednesday after Hilgert was killed in an alleged mob wave at the Astroworld music festival.

In his lawsuit, the family are asking for changes to make concerts safer for fans, according to reports. Suggested changes include better security, more medical facilities and assigned seats.

The family of John Hilgert, 14, have filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott and others.
(Jamaal Ellis / Houston Chronicle via AP)

“No one should die going to a concert,” attorney Richard Mithoff said in a statement to Fox 26 Houston.

Hilgert was in first grade at Memorial High School in Houston.

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“The pain of the loss of our son John who did not come home alive after an event like this is intolerable,” Hilgert told Fox26. “He was a handsome young man who just wanted to enjoy his first gig with friends, who he loved spending time with more than anything else.”

The family lawyer is also representing a friend of Hilgert’s who was injured in the reported crowd surge but survived.

Travis Scott sued by family of 14-year-old killed at Astroworld

The family are asking for changes to make concerts safer after 10 people died in an alleged crowd surge.
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Scott was performing on stage during the wave that left ten people dead and has since come under criticism for allowing the show to continue while people struggled in the crowd.

The rapper claims he didn’t know gravity of the situation.

Travis Scott sued by family of 14-year-old killed at Astroworld

The rapper and event planners have been the target of several lawsuits.
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Scott and event planners have been the target of several lawsuits over the deaths at Astroworld. Ten people died and others were injured.


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