Drake, Astroworld Festival, Lawsuit

Drake Dismissed From Astroworld Festival Lawsuit

The Harris County District Court of the 11th civil district in Texas granted the rapper's request.

Canadian superstar Aubrey “Drake” Graham was dismissed from an Astroworld lawsuit that named him as a defendant in the festival that took the lives of 10 concertgoers and injured hundreds more in November 2021.

According to USA Today, Drake filed a motion in March to be dismissed from the lawsuit, which included additional defendants Travis Scott and his company, Cactus Jack Enterprises, and Apple. The Harris County District Court of the 11th civil district in Texas granted Drake’s request on April 10.

The court agreed to the “Thank Me Later” recording artist’s request for a summary judgment and dismissed “all claims asserted against defendant (Drake) by all plaintiffs and intervenors in this multidistrict litigation.”

Apple and Cactus Jack filed similar paperwork, but their requests for dismissals were denied on April 8.

KCRA reported that state District Judge Kristen Hawkins dismissed seven companies and individuals in the lawsuit. Ten other companies and individuals were denied motions to dismiss. Hawkins is slated to hear more motions to dismiss, including one from Scott, who headline the event, on April 15.

On Nov. 5, 2021, 10 people, ranging in age from 9 to 27 years old, died at the Astroworld festival. Approximately 300 attendees were injured and treated at the venue; 25 were taken to local hospitals.

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