Drake has been dismissed from the Astroworld tragedy lawsuit

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A Texas judge dismissed Drake from a lawsuit over the Astroworld tragedy. for every Houston Chronicle, the rapper was dropped on Friday from a major class-action lawsuit filed in the wake of the 2021 Astroworld festival. Drake appeared as a guest during a Travis Scott concert in Houston, where a crowd stampede killed 10 people and injured hundreds. According to a lawsuit Acquired by USA Today, The Harris County District Court granted Drake's motion for summary judgment and dismissed “all claims brought against Defendant (Drake) by all plaintiffs and intervenors in this multi-county lawsuit.” His lawyers argued in March that he was not part of the festival planning, received no security briefings, and was not informed of any crowd control issues or stop-show orders before or during his 14-minute onstage appearance.

Dozens of defendants, including Scott and Live Nation, are named in the lawsuit. Drake and Scott's label Epic Records was rejected. Meanwhile, the Associated Press Reports Motions to dismiss filed by Apple (which livestreamed the event) and two companies associated with Scott were denied. The first trial is scheduled for May 6.

A grand jury in Houston earlier decided that Scott and several Astroworld festival organizers would not face criminal charges. However, multiple civil lawsuits have been filed against Scott and the other defendants by attendees and their loved ones. The class action lawsuit from which Drake was dropped was a consolidation of multiple claims.

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