A girl who says she misplaced her being pregnant after sustaining a number of accidents throughout final 12 months’s Astroworld tragedy has filed a wrongful demise lawsuit in opposition to Travis Scott, Live Nation and several other others, Rolling Stone studies.
Husband and spouse Shanazia Williamson and Jarawd Owens of Dayton, Ohio have been anticipating a baby on the time of the pageant, which a heavy crowd resulted in lots of spectators being trampled. 10 individuals caught within the rush died on account of compression asphyxia.
“While attending the festival, Shanazia was trampled and crushed, resulting in horrific injuries and eventual death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child,” Williamson’s lawsuit reads. “In addition, Shanazia sustained injuries to her shoulder, back, leg, chest, abdomen and other parts of her body.” The lawsuit, filed in December, consists of defendants Scott, promoters Live Nation and ScoreMore, safety agency Valle Services SMG, ASM Global and Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation.
“The defendants’ failure to plan, design, administer, operate, service and oversee the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and the death of her and Jarawd’s unborn child,” the lawsuit continues . The case additionally alleges that the pageant organizers have been negligent in offering inadequate safety and medical employees and failing to acknowledge security dangers.
Williamson’s case is one among a whole lot of lawsuits filed in opposition to Astroworld organizers within the wake of the tragedy, however his circumstances current the courts with a novel query because the fetus is at stake. The couple’s legal professionals declined to touch upon the case, whereas the defendants have constantly denied duty for the complete occasion. Meanwhile, Scott is within the means of dismissing the costs altogether whereas the FBI works with the Houston Police Department to research the incident.
In March, Scott launched Project HEAL, a security initiative designed to empower marginalized communities and enhance the group of main occasions. This weekend he’ll make his first awards present look since Astroworld when he performs on the Billboard Music Awards.