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Live Nation Hit With Restraining Order After Astroworld Tragedy

Another Astroworld attendee took legal action against Live Nation Entertainment and NRG Park after Travis Scott’s festival turned deadly on Friday, leaving eight people dead and many more injured. 

Cristian Guzman’s lawyer, Vuk Vujasinovic, filed a two-pronged document in Harris County District Court. First, he petitioned the court to issue a restraining order preventing the concert promotion behemoth from “damaging, modifying, altering, selling or disposing of any evidence of negligence at NRG Park during the Astroworld Fest 2021 on the night of Nov. 5 and the morning of Nov. 6, 2021.” 

In addition, Guzman is seeking a jury trial and more than $1 million in damages, alleging that Live Nation and the other defendants failed “to control and supervise the crowd at the event,” “to provide sufficient equipment for medical professionals,” and “to prevent a stampede from occurring,” among other things. 

Guzman attended Astroworld on Friday. During the chaos caused by the crowd surge, he alleges that he “was pushed to the ground and trampled,” leading to “a significant back injury.” Court documents claim that Guzman “has suffered disfigurement, physical pain, and mental anguish and, in reasonable probability, will continue to suffer disfigurement, physical pain, and mental anguish in the future,” meaning that his “wage earning capacity has been diminished.”

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Scott or Live Nation have already been on the receiving end of at least two suits. The first, from Manuel Souza, also accused Scott and Live Nation of failing “to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner” and sought at least $1 million in damages. Souza’s lawyers called the show’s fatal turn “predictable and preventable.”

In addition, Kristian Paredes sued Scott, Live Nation, and Drake, according to TMZ. Like Souza and Guzman, Paredes is asking for more than $1 million in damages. 

Live Nation did not immediately respond to IndieLand‘s request for comment.

This is a developing story…

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