Travis Scott reportedly asks judge to dismiss Astroworld lawsuits

Houston, Texas - Rapper Travis Scott is reportedly asking a judge to be dismissed from several lawsuits he’s facing after his deadly Astroworld concert.

Travis Scott has apparently responded to some of the 300 lawsuits that name him responsible for the Astroworld concert tragedy.
Travis Scott has apparently responded to some of the 300 lawsuits that name him responsible for the Astroworld concert tragedy.  © Collage: IMAGO/ZUMA Wire & NurPhoto

Scott has now allegedly denied claims against him in 11 different lawsuits, according to one of his representatives, and he will likely file many more dismissal requests in the future.

Scott is said to have issued a "general denial" to the allegations to claim the death and injuries are not his responsibility.

The rapper is currently facing nearly 300 civil suits – including one suing for $750 million that also names rapper Drake – related to the November 5 crowd crush at Scott's Houston concert that left 10 dead and more than 300 injured, including 25 who were hospitalized.

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According to TMZ, Scott requested that a suit filed against him and several of his businesses by an attendee of the fatal festival be dismissed with prejudice. Another case he also allegedly responded to was one filed by the father of Bharti Shahani, one of 10 victims between the ages of nine and 27 who died during the event.

Yet, Scott may just have to deny the accusations once.

On Friday, attorneys asked for all the lawsuits to be combined into one – representing 1,250 plaintiffs – under Texas’ multi-district litigation rules.

If approved, the plaintiffs will need to consolidate their representation among a much smaller group of attorneys and the case will be overseen by a single judge.

The streamlining is yet to be decided on.

Scott's lawyers have claimed the star is a victim himself of misplaced finger pointing in the tragedy. He has sent prayers, opened up correspondence, and offered to pay for the funeral expenses and online therapy for concert victims.

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