Family of Astroworld Victim John Hilgert, 14, Sue Travis Scott and Demand Changes

(Photo: Courtesy Hilgert Family)

(Photo: Courtesy Hilgert Family)

The household of John Hilgert, the 14-year-old highschool freshman who died on the Astroworld pageant, have filed go well with in opposition to Travis Scott and others — and are demanding “changes.”

The grievance, which was filed on Wednesday and obtained by PEOPLE, lists Scott, 30, Live Nation Worldwide and its subsidiaries together with Scoremore LLC, in addition to different entities. 

The go well with argues the defendants “failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of those in attendance at the concert” and singles out what the plaintiffs describe as safety and crowd management failures.

The go well with additionally alleges that “gross negligence” and “reckless disregard” for Hilgert’s security — who is called as J.W.H. within the court docket papers — resulted in “his injuries and subsequent death.”

“Defendants egregiously failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of those in attendance at the concert, including but not limited to the failure to provide adequate security personnel to implement crowd control measures, proper barricades, and the failure to provide a sufficient amount of emergency medical support,” the go well with contends.

RELATED: Texas High School Freshman John Hilgert, 14, Identified as Youngest Astroworld Victim: A ‘Terrible Loss’

(Photo: Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

(Photo: Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

John’s dad and mom, Chris and Nichole Hilgert, say they need to see reforms made in the way in which concert events are organized, from safety necessities, medical amenities out there and the elimination of poorly designed common admission seating as a substitute of assigned seats, in line with a press launch.

“The pain of our loss from our son John not making it home alive from an event such as this is intolerable. 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,” Chris stated in a press release.

“This pain should never be felt by anyone over a loved one attending a live concert,” he stated. “Our sole aim in filing this lawsuit is to prevent this type of tragedy from ever happening again at a live concert. There is no excuse for the poor crowd design, event execution and lack of response that was exercised at this festival that resulted in the tragic death of our son and nine others along with scores of other people that were innocently injured.”

He added, “If this lawsuit prevents even one family from having to go through the extreme pain and anguish that we have endured, then it is the least we can do to honor John’s memory.”

Richard Mithoff, the household’s legal professional, additionally filed a lawsuit on behalf of Adam and Jennifer Cox, dad and mom of John’s good friend with whom he attended the pageant and who is called within the go well with as B.C.

The different boy was additionally injured through the pageant crowd surge, in line with the household. Both fits declare negligence and gross negligence on the a part of the entire defendants and are searching for $1 million in damages.

“No one should die going to a concert,” Mithoff stated in a press release.

Various fits have been filed in reference to Astroworld chaos.

On Nov. 17, Scott was named in a $750 million grievance on behalf of 125 Astroworld pageant victims together with the household of 21-year-old Axel Acosta, who died after cardiac arrest from being crushed within the crowd.

In an earlier assertion, Live Nation stated they “continue to support and assist local authorities in their ongoing investigation so that both the fans who attended and their families can get the answers they want and deserve, and we will address all legal matters at the appropriate time.”

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Meanwhile, earlier this month, Scott’s lawyer, Edwin F. McPherson appeared on Good Morning America and stated that there “obviously was a systemic breakdown that we need to get to the bottom of before we start pointing fingers at anyone.”

McPherson claimed then that the mass casualty declaration made by authorities that evening “absolutely did not” make it to the 30-year-old rapper or his staff because the artist stored performing the present. “In fact,” McPherson insisted, “we’ve seen footage of police half an hour later just walking about and not looking like it was a mass casualty event.”

Following the occasion, Scott posted a sequence of movies to his Instagram Story on Nov. 6, saying he was “horrified” by what occurred at his present and pledging to assist the victims’ households. “I’m honestly just devastated and I could never imagine anything like this happening,” Scott stated then.

A supply near the musician beforehand advised PEOPLE that Scott was unaware of the magnitude of the state of affairs whereas onstage. “The lights were shining in his eyes and he couldn’t see what was happening,” the supply stated. “He thought someone had just passed out, which happens during concerts.”

This week, Scott was noticed in public for the primary time for the reason that pageant tragedy. The rapper was was photographed spending time with Mark Wahlberg, Corey Gamble, and Michael Jordan in Southern California.

Nine different concertgoers have died from accidents sustained at Astroworld, together with Jacob Jurinek, 21; John Hilgert, 14; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; Franco Patiño, 21; Ezra Blount, 9; Rudy Peña, 23; Madison Dubiski, 23; Danish Baig, 27; and Bharti Shahani, 22.


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