The lawyer for the family of the 10-year-old boy who died at Travis Scott‘s Astroworld concert is blasting the rapper’s team for accusing cops of trying to sabotage his new album with the release of their investigation.
Bob Hilliard, the lawyer representing the family of the late Ezra Blount, tells TMZ … “For an artist making his living with music, these are stunningly tone-deaf comments about this preventable tragedy that took so many lives and injured so many.”
Ezra was trampled to death at the concert and his family’s lawyer is not taking kindly to the spin coming from Travis’ camp.
As we first reported, one of Travis’ attorneys said the release of the Houston Police Department’s 1,266-page investigation was intentionally timed to hurt “Utopia” … a stance one of Travis’ reps later doubled down on.
The Blount family’s attorney feels quite the opposite, telling us … “Of course they would only focus on how the report’s release date hurts their album sales instead of the facts contained inside of the report.”
One of the notes tucked inside the report catching the attention of the Blounts’ attorney are text messages from a contract worker, warning an event organizer that, “Someone’s going to end up dead,” after seeing people get crushed in the crowd.
While Travis was not charged with a crime, Ezra’s family is among those who are suing the Houston rapper … and their attorney says the police investigation is “damning” and shows Travis is among those at fault for their child’s death.
Hilliard adds … “For Mr. Scott to allow his lawyers and spokespeople to make the reckless and untrue statement that just because he was not indicted means he’s blame-free is arrogant and insulting to the memory of 10-year-old Ezra as well as the other victims of this terrible night.”