Everyone Saw This One Coming: The Organizers Of The Fyre Festival Have Been Hit With A $100 Million Lawsuit
When the brave survivors of the Lord of the Fyre Flies Festival got off the plane from the Bahamas in Florida, I’m sure they walked into a crowd of thirsty lawyers handing them business cards. Someone suing the tricks behind the Fyre Festival was as inevitable as a musical festival headlined by blink-182 and organized by Ja Rule turning out to be a massive diarrhea puddle of a mess. One Fyre ’17 survivor wasted no time in filing a lawsuit and he wants others to join him.
Variety says that celebrity lawyer, Mark Geragos, filed a lawsuit in California yesterday against Ja Rule and tech bro Billy McFarland, who are responsible for Fyre Festival. Mark filed the lawsuit on behalf of his client, Daniel Jung. Daniel wants $5 million in damages for alleged fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and negligent misrepresentation. Mark wants the lawsuit to get class action status, because he believes that more than 150 plaintiffs will join the suit. Mark thinks that damages could easily hit the $100 million mark.
The lawsuit states that everyone who actually bought a package (ranging from $1,000 to over $100,000) were scammed (DUH) because they thought they were going to get Fantasy Island luxury and instead ended up in an episode of Survivor.
[The] “festival’s lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees — suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions — that was closer to ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’ than Coachella.”
Daniel Jung claims he spent $2,000 on his Fyre ticket and airfare. The Fyre Festival tweeted that the festival goers would get a refund but they have to apply for it. They also promised to give those wronged festival goers VIP passes for next year’s festival. Yes, they actually believe that there’s going to be a Fyre Festival next year. If that impossible dream does come true, it won’t come true in the Bahamas. TMZ says that the Bahamas has banned Ja Rule and Billy McFarland from throwing events there. The Bahamas also claims they have lost out on millions in tourism cash from the Fyre Festival getting put out.
Daniel Jung’s lawsuit also says that Ja Rule and Billy knew the Fyre Festival was going down in flames and only warned the famous tricks who were planning to go. Page Six had a story about how celebrities were told to come to the second weekend of Fyre, which was supposed to happen this weekend, because the “kinks” needed to be worked out.
The likes of Kendull Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily RideAJetSki were all paid to promote the Fyre Festival. They are also named in the lawsuit. The Federal Trade Commission could open up an investigation against them for taking part in this Frye Festival grift by fraudulently advertising the festival.
Suing Ja Rule for $100 million is like suing me for $100 million. You can do it, but if you win, you’ll be lucky to get a crusty cum rag and a smoked weed bud. There’s not enough casinos in the world for Ja Rule to perform at to put even a tiny dent into a $100 million judgement. But you know, Ja Rule and Billy should face more than just a lawsuit. They should face jail time! The disaster at Fyre Festival was worse than the Hunger Games. One of the Fyre Festival “refugees” was interviewed on Good Morning America and said that they were served warm alcohol. Sure, people died in the Hunger Games, but at least they weren’t forced to drink warm booze! The cruel torture of it all.
And here’s two of Ja Rule and Billy McFartland’s shameless partners in con artistry leaving some party in NYC yesterday. First Kendull and Bella con the fashion industry into believing they’re supermodel material and now this!