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Travis Scott Cleared Of Astroworld Crowd Death Criminal Charges

According to a Texas grand jury, Travis Scott will not face criminal charges over the deadly crowd surge during his 2021 concert.

The now 32 year old rapper, was performing at his Astroworld music festival in Houston two years ago when an audience stampede resulted in ten deaths.

In a statement about the verdict, the superstar record producer’s lawyer, Kent Schaffer, confirmed that a grand jury had decided not to indict the musician on any criminal charges stemming from the event.

“He never encouraged people to do anything that resulted in other people being hurt,” Schaffer said, adding that the decision was “a great relief”. The attorney expressed “sympathy” for those who were killed at the festival and their families, but stated that Scott was “not responsible,” and “Bringing criminal charges against him will not ease their pain.”

In addition to the ten fatalities, thousands of the event’s estimated 50,000 attendees were reportedly injured when the over-capacity crowd pressed towards the front of the stage during Scott’s headline performance.

The local police and federal officials have been investigating whether Scott and concert promoter Live Nation had the required safety measures in place.

Critics of the travesty have accused the superstar rapper (who has two children with Kylie Jenner) of continuing to play despite visible problems that occurred in the crowd during his performance.

Scott previously said he didn’t know fans were injured during the crush, stating “It wasn’t until minutes until the press conference (after the show) until I figured out exactly what happened.”

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Author: Al Denté

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