The family of a 14-year-old teen killed at Travis Scott’s deadly Astroworld concert earlier this month are reportedly suing the rapper and others for $1 million.
Freshman high schooler John Hilgert was the second youngest of 10 victims to die after chaos broke out causing a crush at the opening night of the music festival in Houston, Texas on Nov. 5.
The teenager’s parents, Chris and Nichole Hilgert, filed suit Wednesday against Scott, event organizer Live Nation Worldwide and others for “gross negligence” and “reckless disregard” for Hilgert’s safety resulting in his death, according to a report by People.
“The pain of our loss from our son John not making it home alive from an event such as this is intolerable,”
– Chris Hilgert
“There is no excuse for the poor crowd design, event execution and lack of response that was exercised at this festival that resulted in the tragic death of our son and nine others along with scores of other people that were innocently injured,” the father’s statement continued. The defendants “failed in their duty to protect the health, safety and lives of those in attendance at the concert,” alleges the suit — which identifies Hilgert by his initials, J.W.H — according to the outlet.
Another 125 victims — including the family of 21-year-old Axel Acosta Avila who died in the incident — filed a $750 million lawsuit for loss of mental and physical health and loss of human life. Earlier this week, two concert security guards — Jackson Bush and his uncle Samuel Bush — filed a $1 million suit claiming the artist and the organizers put “greed” before safety.
Travis’ lawyer did not immediately return a request for comment.