By Juan A Lozano, Associated Press
Today astatine 23:50
Rap superstar Travis Scott was questioned connected Monday successful a deposition helium is giving successful transportation with hundreds of lawsuits that were filed against him and others implicit the deaths and injuries astatine the 2021 Astroworld festival.
Scott was questioned successful Houston during a deposition that could instrumentality respective days to complete, 2 radical with cognition astir the litigation said.
Lawyers and others connected to the lawsuits are nether a gag order, preventing them from saying small beyond what happens during tribunal hearings.
A lawyer for Scott did not instantly respond to a petition for comment. A spokesperson for Scott said a connection astir Monday’s deposition was being prepared.
This was the archetypal clip Scott was questioned by lawyers for those who person filed lawsuits since a assemblage surge astatine his performance successful Houston connected November 5 2021 killed 10 festivalgoers.
Those killed, who ranged successful property from 9 to 27, died from compression asphyxia, which an adept likened to being crushed by a car.
Scott’s deposition comes arsenic a justice earlier this twelvemonth scheduled the archetypal proceedings from the lawsuits for May 6, 2024. That archetypal proceedings would instrumentality spot astir 2 and a fractional years since the deadly concert.
Documents filed successful tribunal successful April listed much than 1,500 progressive cases, galore of which were filed against Scott and Live Nation, the performance promoter.
Of these, 992 were cases with carnal injuries and 313 were cases of “emotional distress, pain, suffering and intelligence anguish”. Orthopedic surgeries person been completed successful 17 of these cases, with different surgeries recommended successful different 21.
Some of the lawsuits person since been settled, including those filed by the families of 3 of the radical killed during the concert.
In June, a expansive assemblage successful Houston declined to indict Scott and 5 different radical connected immoderate transgression charges related to the deadly concert.
Scott’s deposition connected Monday took spot connected the aforesaid time that hip-hop creator Drake, who performed respective songs with Scott during the Astroworld concert, was performing successful Houston. Drake was besides sued successful transportation with the deadly concert.