Kyle Green attended the Travis Scott concert at Terminal 5 in New York City On April 30, 2017.
It was on that day that the then-23-year-old Green, says he was pushed from a third-floor balcony during the show — leaving him paralyzed. On Friday, Nov. 5, Green’s attorney Howard Hershenhorn shared his client’s reaction to the tragedy that transpired at Astroworld Music Festival.
“He was extremely upset and sad for the devastation to these people and to their families–the people who were killed and the people who were horribly injured,” Hershenhorn
“At the same time, he was really angry at Travis and at Travis’ team, including his security, etc., because Travis clearly hasn’t learned from what has previously transpired or what previously occurred. He hasn’t learned …”
Green filed a lawsuit naming Scott, whose legal birth name is Jacques Webster Jr., along with seven other defendants including The Bowery Presents, the organization that owned Terminal 5 at the time of the concert, and Strike Force Protective Services, a security company.
Green’s lawyer alleges that Scott “incited mayhem and chaos through his conduct.”
Hershenhorn recounted a moment where Scott appeared to incite violence lies within his own lyrics. In Scott’s 2018 song “Stargazing” from his Grammy-nominated album “Astroworld,” the rapper says, “And it ain’t a mosh pit if it ain’t no injuries / I got ‘em stage diving out the nosebleeds.”
The attorney revealed how at the Scott concert four years ago, his client was toward the front on the top of the balcony before he says he was pushed off when he fell to the ground below.
As a result of the fall, Green sustained a significant fracture to his ankle, which ended up needing to be fused. Hershenhorn says that when the security guards at the venue picked his client up, they did not put him on a backboard or use a neck brace after said fall.
The event left Green, who is now 27, in a wheelchair after suffering injuries that included fractured vertebrae, a broken left wrist and fractured right ankle. He was left paralyzed on his left side, but has since regained some of his abilities and is now partially paralyzed.
The case is still pending within New York State’s Supreme Court but Scott has denied “each and every” allegation.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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