KEY POINTS

  • A representative of the Astroworld victims filed a suit against Travis Scott
  • Among them was the family of Axel Acosta, who died during the event
  • Apple Music and other groups were also named as defendants in the suit

A Houston lawyer filed a $750-million lawsuit against Travis Scott, Drake and others on Tuesday. The lawsuit is on behalf of the 125 Astroworld Festival victims, including the family of 21-year-old Axel Acosta.

Acosta was one of the 10 concertgoers who died from the injuries he sustained during the deadly mass casualty event. In a statement to People, a representative of Atty. Tony Buzbee said Acosta's death was “needless, and was the result of gross negligence.”

Buzbee claimed Acosta suffered from cardiac arrest after being trampled in the crowd. “When Axel collapsed, he was trampled by those fighting to prevent themselves from being crushed. As he lay there under a mass of humanity, dying, the music played and streamed on—for almost forty minutes,” he wrote in the complaint.

“Axel Acosta loved and adored Travis Scott and the other performers at Astroworld—the feeling was not mutual; certainly, neither Travis Scott nor his exclusive partners, streaming service, record labels, handlers, entourage, managers, agents, hangers on, promoters, organizers, or sponsors cared enough about Axel Acosta and the other concertgoers to make an even minimal effort to keep them safe,” he continued in the complaint.

Other defendants named in the lawsuit were Apple Music, Live Nation, Epic Records, Scott’s Cactus Jack Records and Tristar Sports & Entertainment Group. Buzbee’s camp told People that their legal team believes, “based on its ongoing investigation, that Apple Music, Epic Records and many other corporations that stood to profit from Astroworld will share legal blame in a court of law, in front of a Texas jury.”

The complaint also detailed the alleged behavior of Scott that had led to the tragedy, stating that the artist “glorifies violence and other dangerous behaviors,” even on social media.

Aside from the 10 individuals who died from the event, hundreds more concertgoers were injured. Since the tragedy, at least 36 lawsuits have been filed against Scott and the organizers of the event over the tragic incident.

On Nov. 6, Scott posted a series of videos on his Instagram Stories, saying he was “horrified” by what happened at the Astroworld and pledged to help the families of the victims.

Travis Scott slideshow Travis Scott is pictured at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards at Wembley Arena in London on Nov. 12, 2017. Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images