The family of 14-year-old John Hilgert filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Travis Scott after Hilgert was killed during a suspected crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival.
In its lawsuit, the family is demanding changes to make concerts safer for fans, according to reports. The suggested changes include better security, more medical facilities and assigned seating.
The family of 14-year-old John Hilgert filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott and others. (Jamaal Ellis/Houston Chronicle via AP)
“No one should die going to a concert,” attorney Richard Mithoff said in a statement to Fox 26 Houston.
Hilgert was a freshman at Memorial High School in Houston.
“The pain of our loss from our son John not making it home alive from an event such as this is intolerable,” Mr. Hilgert told Fox26. “He was a beautiful young man who simply wanted to enjoy his first concert event with friends, whom he treasured spending time with more than anything else.”
The family’s attorney is also representing a friend of Hilgert’s who was injured in the reported crowd surge but made it out.
The family is asking for changes to make concerts safer after 10 people died in a suspected crowd surge. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Scott was performing on stage during the surge that left ten people dead and has since faced criticism for allowing the show to continue while people were struggling in the crowd.
The rapper and event organizers have been targeted by multiple lawsuits. ( Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Scott and event organizers have been targeted by multiple lawsuits following the deaths at Astroworld. Ten people died and others were injured.