NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Live Nation and Barclays Center in Brooklyn are reportedly being sued for injuries that a couple claim they suffered because of an alleged stampeded at a Future concert in May.
Catrina Washington and Shauntay Harris filed separate lawsuits against the New York venue and promoter Live Nation, according to TMZ. Washington and Harris say that fireworks set off during the concert caused fans, thinking the sounds were gunshots, to flee in a panic, stomping on Washington and Harris in the process.
Future is not named in the lawsuits. Instead it is Rome Future, a rapper who was nowhere near the venue at the time, according to TMZ, which said it talked to sources who said the suits will be ammended to include Future.
AT the time, the New York Police Department released a statement that said a loud metal-on-metal sound erupted at the end of the show when the stage was lowered too quickly. That and the sound of gunshots during a recent song caused a scare.
Live Nation, which traditionally does not comment on pending litigation, had none, and Barclays Center had yet to respond.
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