Tony Buzbee, a lawyer for the family of Axel Acosta, who was 21 when he lost his life in the incident, announced that Scott, concert organisers Live Nation, and “others involved in the tragedy” had reached an agreement over the legal case. The settlement is confidential.
Local paper the Houston Chronicle reports that the family of Brianna Rodriguez, a 16-year-old from Houston Heights who died at the festival, also settled in court. The settlement is confidential as well.
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They are two of multiple lawsuits filed against the rapper from victims of the tragedy.
“Acosta was a beloved son, brother, and student. He was kind and loving,” Buzbee wrote on Instagram. “He is greatly missed. Please keep his family in your prayers.”
The lawsuit claimed Acosta was “crushed by the incited, unruly and out-of-control crowd,” adding he lay dying while the music continued for almost 40 minutes.
Within weeks of the incident, at Houston’s NRG Park, damage claims had topped $3 billion. Buzbee alone filed a $750 million lawsuit on behalf of 125 clients, including Acosta, against a number of defendants.