Of course Ja Rule is getting sued over and over again for the Fyre Festival, his Gilligan’s Island-meets-FEMA music festival disaster. Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos kicked things off last week when he filed a $100 million lawsuit against Ja Rule, Billy McFarland and Fyre Media. Since then, there’s been another class action lawsuit, a negligence suit, a breach of contract lawsuit from the company hired to staff the event, and a lawsuit claiming that people who tweeted negative things about the Fyre Festival were receiving cease-and-desist letters.
Pitchfork says that Ja Rule recently found himself on the receiving end of his seventh lawsuit. This latest one was filed on Tuesday, and it accused Fyre Festival organizers of actively encouraging attendees to upgrade to more-expensive packages and spend money on their cashless “Fyre Band” payment systems, despite knowing the Fyre Festival was probably not going to happen.
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.
The Fyre Festival has come to full embody the phrase “unmitigated disaster.” Much like we asked ourselves after the Bowling Green Massacre, where were YOU when the Fyre burned out? Hopefully, relief efforts (volunteers bringing emergency Axe body spray, gluten-free muffins, and civil litigation attorneys) are on the way.