The parents of 9-year-old Ezra Blount are suing Travis Scott (30) and the other Astroworld organizers. The boy is in a coma after he was trampled during the festival on Friday.
In the lawsuit, filed by the New York Post, the family says Ezra has suffered brain damage and also has problems with his lungs, liver and kidneys. The boy was at the festival with his father Treston, who previously described what happened to them that night on the site of an online family fundraiser. “I had my son on my shoulders, we were waiting for Drake to perform. Suddenly I was jostled. I couldn’t breathe and passed out. When I came to, I had lost my son.”
In the new court papers, the family states that Ezra was already “nearly kicked to death by other concertgoers” at the time. They accuse organizers Live Nation and ScoreMore, event venue NRG Park, Travis Scott and his record label Cactus Jack of having “greatly neglected” their duty to ensure the safety of visitors.