Travis Scott Facing Lawsuit Over Alleged Injuries During 2019 Rolling Loud Set

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Posted on May 26, 2022 at 1:37 am

Looks like Travis Scott has gotten himself into a legal bind once again. The “Sicko Mode” rapper is being accused of causing a stampede at the 2019 Rolling Loud music festival in Miami. Scott, who is still dealing with backlash following the deadly Astroworld festival was added last month as a defendant to a current lawsuit filed against Rolling Loud’s organizers in 2020 by Marchelle Love, a woman who claims she was severely injured during the May 2019 incident.

 Love’s legal team claims that police rushed backstage shortly after Scott began his set and demanded that he stop performing because the crowd was getting unsafe, orders that were allegedly blatantly ignored.

“Despite his being ordered by the authorities to cease his continued incitement of the crowd, Travis Scott continued to verbally and physically incite the crowd to engage in a mosh pit and other hazardous activities,” Love’s lawyers wrote. “Despite the fact that Travis Scott was aware of and could clearly see concertgoers being injured, suffocating, losing consciousness, fighting, and being trampled, he continued his performance while authorities were forced to attempt to render aid to these injured concertgoers.”

 A representative for Scott called the new accusations a “blatant, cynical attempt to attack Travis” over a “3-year-old incident that is deliberately misrepresented.” They stressed that the stampede at Rolling Loud, was caused by a false report of an active shooter that sparked panic in the crowd. “As even the complaint makes clear, this incident was related to a false report of a shooting mid-show, completely unrelated to Travis’s performance,” Scott’s rep said. “This cheap opportunism is based on a blatant lie that’s easy to detect. And it is particularly telling that this plaintiff’s lawyer didn’t even assert a claim against Travis when he originally filed the complaint on behalf of his client more than two years ago or in four prior versions of that complaint.”

Besides Scott the case also names as a defendant Sequel Tour Solutions, a contractor that supposedly provided security and crowd management services for Rolling Loud, in addition to SLS Consulting, an engineering company that allegedly created safety plans for the event.