The Fyre Festival became a disaster of epic proportions in 2017 and the impact is still being felt in 2019. The event was suppose to be a get away event in the Bahamian island, but it ended up getting multiple players sued especially founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule.
The latest fallout consists of the festival’s bankruptcy trustee, Gregory Messer, who is seeking reimbursements for defrauded investors and attendees from all the celebrities that received payment for promoting the event.
RadarOnline.com obtained the document of the lawsuit that was filed on Wednesday, August 28 in New York’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The lawsuit targets the talent agencies of several artists who were paid, but never showed up to the festival. Lil Yachty, Migos and Rae Sremmurd’s agency, International Creative Management LLC, was paid $350,000 for them to perform. Blink-182 and Creative Arts Agency are being sued for $500,000. The Nue Agency, which represents Pusha T, Tyga and Desiigner, is also being sued for $730,000.
It is not only artists who are being approached about reimbursements. Models and influencers that were compensated for advertising Fyre Fest on social media consisted of Kendall Jenner who was given $275,000 to post just one photo on Instagram and reportedly received an additional $25,000 a few days after.
The festival’s director is also being targeted in Yaron Lavi, vendors who were apart of the event, and two companies that were paid to charter musicians to the festival on private jets and yachts. The Fyre Fest was indeed a complete mess and the spill continues to wipe out people in its wake.