Travis Scott’s lawyer: There were ‘inconsistent messages’ about the crowd sent by officials at Astroworld
Edwin F. McPherson, an attorney for Travis Scott, says city officials “have sent mixed messages and retracted their original statements” regarding Friday’s events.
After the deadly tragedy at the Astroworld Festival, Travis’ attorney points to “inconsistent messages” sent by officials. According to Edwin F. McPherson, Scott’s attorney, city officials have been “pointing fingers” and “retracting statements by him” regarding Friday’s events in a statement to People on Wednesday.
STATEMENTS OF PRODUCERS AND ENTERTAINERS
Only the show’s producers and hosts have the authority to end the performance, Finner said during a news conference on Wednesday. “The ultimate authority to end the show rests with the producers and the host,” he added.
THE INVESTIGATOR’S STATEMENT
Adding to the report, McPherson states: “The Plan of Operations stipulates that only the festival director and executive producers are authorized to stop Travis’s show, none of whom are associated with Travis. The plan contradicts previous actions taken by HPD.”
STATEMENTS FROM PEOPLE CLOSE TO TRAVIS
In an interview with People, a source said that Scott could not see or hear beyond the inner ear producers before the performance, adding that no one told him to stop the performance until it ended at 10:10 p.m. local time. .
“Scott couldn’t see what was going on because the lights were shining in his eyes,” the source told PEOPLE. “He thought someone had fainted during a concert.”
The Houston Chronicle reports that at least 36 lawsuits have been filed against Scott following a fatal surge of crowds Friday night that left eight dead and more than 300 injured.
THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS
John Hilgert, 14; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; Franco Patino, 21; Axel Acosta, 21; Jacob Jurinek, 21; Rudy Pena, 23; Madison Dubski, 23; and Danish Baig, 27, have been identified as the victims who died in the catastrophe.
WHAT DOES TRAVIS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS?
A few days after the incident, Scott posted a series of videos on his Instagram Story, in which he expressed his horror at what had happened on his show and vowed to help the victims.