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'Could Have Been Prevented': Family Of Woman Who Died At GloRilla Show Are Suing

13 March 2023 | 2:55 pm | Jessie Lynch

The family of one of the victims is threatening to sue GloRilla, Finesse2tymes, the promoters and the venue.

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The family of one of the three concertgoers who died in a crowd crush at GloRilla and Finesse2tymes’ show at Main Street Armory in Rochester N.Y. on Sunday are preparing to sue following the tragedy.

Rhondesia Belton, 33, Brandy Miller, 35, and Aisha Stephens, 35, were crushed to death when crowds began to surge to the exits after rumours spread that gunfire had broken out following the show.

Another seven people were reportedly injured as a result of the stampede.

Following the tragic deaths, the family of victim Brandy Miller have now announced their intention to sue GloRilla and Finesse2tymes, plus the promoters as well as Main Street Armory.

According to TMZ, Brandy’s sister Michelle said her family had spoken to several lawyers since her sister’s death and that they had "no plans to back down” as Brandy’s “death could have been prevented”.

Meanwhile, GloRilla, who had left the event prior to the crowd crush, took to Twitter following the show to express her grief over the deaths.

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"I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday's show," GloRilla tweeted on Monday. "My fans mean the world to me 😢praying for their families & for a speedy recovery of everyone affected."

There’s no word just yet on whether the families of the two other deceased individuals will also sue, however, it seems that the venue has already been stripped of its entertainment license for the foreseeable future.

"As the concert was ending, concertgoers began running toward the exits after hearing what they described as gunshots," Rochester police chief David Smith said in a statement. 

"Your contracted security guards were unable to control the crowd as they were running, which in turn caused a human stampede."

It’s not the first time such a tragedy has occurred. In 2021, a similar stampede killed 10 people in Houston during Travis Scott’s infamous Astroworld concert in Houston. 

More recently, at least 159 people were also killed and 196 others were injured during a crowd crush at 2022’s Halloween festivities in the Itaewon neighbourhood of Seoul, South Korea.