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Travis Scott sued over balcony fall at New York gig

By | Published on Tuesday 31 October 2017

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Rapper Travis Scott has been sued by a fan who was injured after falling off a balcony at a New York show back in April. Lawyers for Kyle Green say that Scott and his team did not properly manage the crowd at the concert and failed to administer first aid after their client had been clearly injured.

According to reports, some fans at the April show – allegedly encouraged by Scott – began jumping from the balcony at New York’s Terminal 5 venue into the arms of audience members below in a form of extreme crowd surfing. Green says that that activity resulted in the crowd on the balcony, where he was standing, surging forward, knocking him over the railing onto the floor below.

After his fall, Scott then seemingly encouraged security at the venue to bring Green to the stage, where he presented the injured fan with a ring. But instead of following Scott’s bizarre requests from the stage, Green’s reps argue, security should have been administering emergency first aid to the injured gig-goer and calling an ambulance.

The New York Post quotes Green as saying: “I fell and hit the floor. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by security guards, who scooped me up. Travis Scott was yelling at his security guards to bring me to the stage. They didn’t put a backboard or a neck brace on me or anything, they just kinda lifted me up and pulled me around. Then they dropped me in front of the stage. I was in a lot of pain. I just laid there, and finally, an ambulance came”.

Green, who was a student at the time, says that the fall resulted in a fractured vertebrae, broken left wrist and fractured right ankle, injuries that left him paralysed on his left side. He has now left college and is living which his family, requiring a wheelchair to get around.

In a lawsuit filed with the New York courts, Green says that the venue should have known that Scott “had incited mayhem and chaos at prior events”, and should have been prepared to deal with such a situation. His lawyer adds, “[there was] no crowd control, so that the crowd was able to push him over the ledge, and then, to add insult to injury, he winds up not even being given basic and routine first aid. Clearly, had he been given [the aid], he wouldn’t have wound up paralysed”.

Neither Scott nor Terminal 5 have as yet responded to the lawsuit.