Live Nation has been sued by the parents of festival goer Roxanne Ngo who died from an apparent overdose at HARD Summer Music Festival.
It has been reported that the lawsuit alleged wrongful death charges and negligence following Ngo’s death from a supposed MDMA overdose. During the lawsuit, which was filed on 31st July in San Bernardino Superior Court, Attorney Lee Sherman stated Live Nation should have been better prepared for overdoses as the temperatures soared above 90 degrees.
It was noted that the “overcrowded” and “oversold” festival had inadequate services including security, police, medical staff and drinking water. It was also argued that the EDM festival’s four medical tents were not enough to tend to the needs of the 147,000 festival attendees.
The lawsuit declares that the company “oversold the event and created an atmosphere that was over attended, overcrowded and dangerous,” adding that organizers “put profits ahead of the safety of the HARD fest attendees including Roxanne Ngo.”
In total, three people died of drug overdoses at the HARD Festival which took place at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.