May 1, 2017


Disastrous Fyre Festival Hit With $100 Million Lawsuit

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John Parra/Getty Images

After the disastrous (and often-times hilarious) weekend for attendees of what was supposed to be the inaugural Fyre Festival weathered, a class lawsuit is being put into play. 

Variety reports that festival founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland are the subjects of the $100 million suit filed Sunday. Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos is seeking a class-action status for the lawsuit which is anticipated to include more than 150 plaintiffs. Variety adds that the suit was filed on behalf of Daniel Jung, who is seeking "$5 million in damages for alleged fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, and negligent misrepresentation." Promotional models Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid were also named in the suit.

The lawsuit adds that the location and accommodations lacked food, water and shelter, with one line mentioning that the fest "was closer to The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies than Coachella." 

So far, Ja Rule has (kind of) apologized up for the disastrous festival that was supposed to bring the likes of Blink-182Rae Sremmurd and Major Lazer to the Bahamas this past weekend. He wrote that he "truly apologizes" before adding that "this is NOT MY FAULT"—yes, in all caps—in a Twitter statement. Meanwhile, Billy McFarland attempted to explained what went wrong and promised a 2018 iteration. Ja shared on Sunday that all festival guests were safe.