Travis Scott has avoided facing criminal charges in relation to the tragic Astroworld tragedy of 2021, where 10 individuals lost their lives and countless others sustained severe injuries.
TMZ was present when a Texas grand jury “no-billed” Travis Scott, meaning they declined to bring criminal charges against the rapper on Thursday (June 29). During the grand jury hearing, Travis Scott’s attorney, Kent Schaffer, stated that the “SICKO MODE” rapper did not testify in his own defense.
According to the outlet, despite Travis Scott consistently maintaining that he was unaware of the stampede at the concert, numerous civil lawsuits have been filed against him, which are currently pending.
The outcome of the criminal case will not impact the ongoing civil cases that are currently being litigated. The Harris County District Attorney, responsible for initiating the criminal charges, has chosen not to provide any comments regarding the outcome.
On November 5, 2021, Travis Scott organized the opening night of his Astroworld concert. Tragically, by the conclusion of the evening, eight individuals had lost their lives, and numerous others sustained injuries as a result of a surge of approximately 50,000 concert-goers flooding the NFG Stadium stage.
According to Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña, the crowd at the Astroworld concert started to compress towards the front of the stage, leading to panic among the attendees. The chaotic situation unfolded around 9:15 p.m. local time. As soon as Travis Scott and the organizers, Live Nation, became aware of the unfolding events, they immediately stopped the show.
Two more people succumbed to their injuries after the concert.
Approximately 300 individuals were estimated to have received medical treatment at a makeshift facility on the festival grounds. The names and ages of the casualties were not immediately available. However, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo disclosed that one of the victims was just 10 years old.
The second day of the Astroworld festival was canceled, after the tragedy.