The news comes just days after Scott performed publicly for the first time since the tragedy that killed 10 concertgoers.
Travis Scott is being sued for wrongful death by a woman who claims she miscarried after sustaining serious injuries at the Astroworld Festival.
10 concertgoers between the ages of 9 and 27 were killed in a deadly crowd surge while Scott was performing at the festival on November 5.
Scott has insisted he was unaware of fans being crushed to death, following intense criticism for continuing to play for 37 minutes after emergency services declared a mass casualty incident at the event.
The latest lawsuit was filed by Shanazia Williamson against Scott, Live Nation, ScoreMore, Valle Services SMG, ASM Global, and Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation. She claims that she attended the festival while she was pregnant with her husband, Jarawd Owens.
The lawsuit, which has been obtained by Rolling Stone and TMZ, says: “While attending the festival, Shanazia was stepped on and crushed, resulting in horrific injuries and ultimately the death of her and Shanazia’s unborn child. Jarawd. In addition, Shanazia sustained injuries to her shoulder, back, leg, chest, stomach and other parts of her body.”
The filing adds that “Defendants’ failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and her and her son’s death from born of Jarawd”.
In Texas, where the lawsuit was filed, a fetus can be included in wrongful death claims. It also doesn’t matter how far along the mother’s pregnancy was.
This lawsuit is the latest in a long line of legal filings against Scott and festival organizers in the wake of the tragic event.
In February, nearly 400 individual lawsuits filed by victims at the festival were compiled into a single case, seeking billions of dollars in damages.
The lawsuit will represent nearly 2,800 victims who claim that Scott and the organizers were legally negligent in the way they planned and executed Astroworld.
In his only interview since the event, Scott was asked if he thought people were “forcing him to take responsibility” for the tragedy. He agreed and went on to imply that the media was deliberately blaming him.
“Well, yeah, you know, I’m the face of the festival, I’m an artist,” he said in December. “So yeah, the media is… They want to blame me.”
Scott returned to the stage for the first time since the tragedy of a few days ago. On May 9, she made a public appearance at an event in Miami.