Travis Scott reportedly could not share cellphone with ‘Astroworld’ legal professionals after it fell within the sea

Travis Scott reportedly couldn't share phone with 'Astroworld' lawyers after it fell in the sea

Travis Scott reportedly couldn’t share his cellphone information with legal professionals appearing within the ‘Astroworld’ case after it was claimed the cellphone had fallen into the ocean.

Throughout a efficiency throughout Scott and Dwell Nation’s Astroworld pageant on November 5 2021, 1000’s have been left injured when a crowd surged in direction of the entrance of the stage throughout Scott’s headline efficiency.

10 folks have been killed by compressive asphyxiation in the course of the present — with victims aged between age 9 and 27.

On the time, Scott mentioned that the tragedy had left him “devastated” however didn’t realise fairly how extreme the occasions have been till he left the stage. Following the incident, 1000’s of plaintiffs got here ahead, asking for what tallied to be billions of {dollars} in potential damages.

As per Rolling Stone, these coming ahead with claims have cited a number of allegations together with poor planning from pageant organisers and a scarcity of safety as contributing to the group rush. Dwell Nation and Scott have beforehand denied the claims.

Whereas a grand jury in Texas determined that the rapper wouldn’t face fees again in June, civil lawsuits filed by a number of victims nonetheless stay lively in Texas state courts.

Scott’s lawyer Kent Schaffer mentioned in June that the choice to not indict Scott had come as “a great relief” to his shopper (by way of BBC).

Schaffer confirmed in a press release that the jury had met, however selected to not indict his shopper. He additionally denied any wrongdoing from the rapper. “He never encouraged people to do anything that resulted in other people being hurt,” he mentioned. “Travis is not responsible. Bringing criminal charges against him will not ease [the victim’s] pain.”

Earlier this week, Scott confronted additional questions over the pageant in Houston – one thing his lawyer deemed as “typical legal procedure.”

Travis Scott – CREDIT: Getty

It’s now been claimed that legal professionals appearing for the plaintiffs have been compelled to file emergency motions to acquire digital information for Scott and his workers by way of his entity World Inc and Cactus Jack. The legal professionals alleged that that they had failed to offer the mandatory paperwork.

In paperwork obtained by Rolling Stone, Scott’s authorized staff responded by claiming that his cellphone fell off a ship whereas the rapper was on vacation in Mexico and subsequently couldn’t be retrieved.

Rolling Stone mentioned they’d seen a movement by the plaintiff’s legal professionals that learn: “Travis Scott and his team stand apart as having not produced a single text, WeChat communication, video, or photo from their phones – not because they don’t exist – but because his attorneys chose not to image or search their phones the order to do so by the court.”

The attorneys had reportedly claimed earlier within the case that Scott and XX World Inc had beforehand refused to impart data from their telephones on totally different grounds, saying the request was “seeking confidential and/or sensitive information” and that the disclosure of mentioned paperwork was “unreasonably cumulative or duplicative of other of the requests.”

Scott’s legal professional Steve Brody claimed the rapper’s cell machine “fell off a boat in January of 2022 and landed somewhere at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and is not able to be retrieved.” He added that he didn’t again up his cellphone over “significant hacking concerns.”

Within the transcript obtained by Rolling Stone, Decide Kristen Hawkins questioned this, saying: “There does not seem to have been any action, from what I am hearing right now, taken on the part of Mr Scott’s legal team to either, A, secure and download anything from his phone immediately following an event in which 10 people died, or, B, trying to recover text messages from alternate sources when Mr Scott would have the ability to go and get that information, possibly from the carrier, or from other sources.”

Brody reportedly defined that they had regarded into recovering messages by way of Apple and Scott’s supplier, however had been unable to take action.

NME has reached out to representatives of Scott for remark.

Elsewhere, Scott teamed up with Drake to carry out  their newest collaboration ‘Meltdown’ stay for the primary time ever in Vancouver, Canada.

Whereas performing on the Rodgers Area in Vancouver on August 29 as a part of his ongoing ‘It’s All A Blur’ tour, Drake introduced out Travis Scott as a particular visitor performer. Whereas the tour was meant to function 21 Savage together with Drake, 21 Savage was not in a position to carry out for any Canadian dates as a consequence of ongoing immigration points.

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