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Travis Scott Grilled For ‘Several Hours’ About Astroworld Tragedy In Civil Deposition

Houston, TX – 

Travis Scott has been grilled in a lengthy civil deposition in connection with his 2021 Astroworld Festival killed 10 people.

According to the Associated Press, La Flame was forced to sit down for an eight-hour deposition on Monday (September 18) and face questions about the tragedy, which has spawned hundreds of lawsuits.

“Travis Scott’s deposition is typical legal procedure. What is not typical is how the media continues to focus on him despite being cleared of any wrongdoing by extensive government investigations, including by the Houston Police Department,” Scott’s spokesperson Ted Anastasiou said in a statement.

“Travis is fully cooperating with the legal process while still remaining committed to his tour in support of his record-breaking album, ‘Utopia,’ and his charitable efforts to support at-risk communities.”

Scott isn’t facing criminal charges related to the festival deaths as he was exonerated by a grand jury in June.

The “SICKO MODE” hitmaker was interviewed by an investigator days after the November 2021 festival and claimed that he was unaware of the severity of the tragedy while on stage.

“He stated he was in a ‘trance’ going through his performance and getting into the music,” read the report. “He noted that there was not a ‘high commotion’ and that everybody was just looking at him perform.”

It continued: “He clarified by stating he was told in his earpiece, ‘Yo Trav, you got to wrap it up, it’s getting kinda hectic out there.’ He stated again that he was supposed to go until 10:30 but he was told to stop short after Drake got off the stage. Again, there was no mention to the severity of the situation.”

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The 10 people killed range in age from 9 to 27, while hundreds more were injured during the crowd surge. Over 1,500 civil lawsuits have been filed in total, with a large majority against a combination of Scott and Live Nation, who hosted the Houston festival.

A 1,200-page report was released by the Houston Police Department in July, ironically on the same day that Travis Scott released his latest album Utopia.

The following month, Scott and Live Nation quietly settled a third lawsuit with the family of one of the Astroworld victims, as 14-year-old John Hilgert’s family decided to settle out of court for an undisclosed sum.

A judge scheduled the first of the civil trials to head to court on May 6, 2024.

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