Astroworld victim's family claim Travis Scott 'encouraged dangerous crowd' in $20M suit after fan, 22, left brain dead

THE family of a 22-year-old Bharti Shahani is suing Travis Scott and Live Nation for $20million for the injuries she faced from the events of Astroworld.

Bharti is in critical condition and breathing through a ventilator with her parents asking people to keep their daughter in their prayers.



The electronics systems engineering technology student attended the festival with her sister and cousin and lost each other after the crowd surged to the stage.

“Once we let go of her hand, the next time we saw her, we were in the ER,” said Bharti’s sister Namrata Shahani. 

“The doctors, they say the chances of survival are nothing, which I have not even spoken to my wife until now. We keep saying we’ll pray,” said Bharti’s father to ABC 13 in Houston.

The lawsuit Bharti’s family filed against Travis and Live Nation accuses the defendants of negligence, gross negligence, and vicarious liability.

The family claims that Bharti has physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement and impairment among other things due to the injuries she sustained.

“[The] Defendants’ negligence amounted to recklessness and indifference to the rights and safety of the Plaintiff and the public,” read the suit.

A total of 8 people died after the events of the third annual Astroworld festival with hundreds of others injured.

In a statement, Travis said he was “absolutely devastated” by the events that took place. 

“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,”

Read our Travis Scott Astroworld Festival live blog for the very latest news and updates…

Travis said he was cooperating with Houston PD and has since promised to pay for the funeral costs of the deceased.

He is also partnering with BetterHelp to give free mental health services to those affected by the tragedy.



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