The heat facing the Fyre Festival continues to mount, now growing in excess of $100 million. According to ABC News, the festival has now been hit with a class-action lawsuit.
A festival that promised a luxurious island getaway turned out to be a weekend nightmare that barely included the essential amenities. Celebrity chef-inspired gourmet meals turned into jail inspired Styrofoam trays, modern luxurious geo-domes were glorified tents and basic essentials like water were a scarce commodity.
Ja Rule claims that he “wanted this to be an amazing event and it WAS NOT A SCAM” despite several outlets reporting Otherwise. Ja Rule, listed as Jeffery Atkins, along with tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland and Fyre Media are listed as the defendants in the $100 million suit. Daniel Jung filed the suit on behalf of all the attendees and hired attorney Mark Geragos, who has previously represented Michael Jackson and Chris Brown.
According to a statement posted on the festival website, all attendees will be fully refunded for their tickets, which ranged anywhere from $4,000 to $100,000. “We will be working on refunds over the next few days and will be in touch directly with guests with more details. Also, all guests from this year will have free VIP passes to next year’s festival.”
Let’s hope they’re a bit more prepared next year, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Tyler Miller is the type of writer that prefers the typewriter.