The 9-year-old Ezra Blount was among the 10 people who died after attending Travis Scott’s 2021 Astroworld Festival. Since the Houston rapper decided to pay for the Funeral Costs of all the victims, but Ezra’s family Rejects Travis Scott’s offer.
Daniel Petrocelli who is the lawyer of Scott claimed that, “Travis asked me to reach out on his behalf to extend his deepest sympathies and condolences to Mr. Blount for the loss of his beloved son Ezra. Travis very much would like to reach out personally, but does not wish to intrude on Mr. Blount’s privacy during his time of grieving.”
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However, the Blount family’s attorney Bob Hilliard wrote a letter to Scott’s lawyer Petrocelli, “Your client’s offer is declined. I have no doubt Mr. Scott feels remorse. His journey ahead will be painful. He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy.”
“There may be, and I hope there is, redemption and growth for him on the other side of what this painful process will be — and perhaps one day, once time allows some healing for the victims and acceptance of responsibility by Mr. Scott and others, [Ezra Blount’s father] Treston and Mr. Scott might meet, as there is also healing in that,” Hilliard added.
Ezra Blount’s family has filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott, his Cactus Jack Records label, Live Nation, and other defendants for gross negligence.