Ja Rule Is Officially Off The Hook For A $100 Million Fyre Festival Lawsuit

November 19, 2019 / Posted by:

The Fyre Festival is part of human history now; a moment in time which we all experienced together and thought, “Wow, what a bunch of shitheads.” On all sides of the equation: people who attended despite all the sketchy things leading up to it, and also the people who planned and organized it as though you could swindle hundreds of people onto an island and get away with it.

Well one of these idiots who was responsible for the whole thing and has talked about doing more in the future, is now officially cleared of one major lawsuit. A judge has ruled that Ja Rule will not be a part of that $100 million class action lawsuit.

Billy McFarland was the main guy behind this dumbass plan, which is why he’s in prison right now serving a six-year sentence. He also has to pay back a shit ton of money–$26 million to investors and almost $3 million to a company who loaned him cash. There’s also a $100 million class action lawsuit filed by the Geragos & Geragos law firm on behalf of festival attendees who ended up stranded on an island because they thought they would be partying with Bella Hadid. Well, some of that $100 million sure won’t be coming from Ja Rule, so says a judge.

Complex reports that a judge has denied an appeal hoping to rope Ja Rule into the lawsuit. Earlier in the month, a judge ruled that Ja and the festivals main marketing officer, Grant Margolin, were “unaware of the disastrous inner workings” of the festival despite heavily promoting it and being in constant contact with Billy and being on an island and seeing the development of a festival and seeing it wasn’t complete. An appeal was filed, hoping to get Ja Rule roped into it, but the appeal judge denied it.

Ja Rule’s lawyer told AllHipHop:

“This ruling is nothing short of a total vindication.”

So Ja Rule is off the hook for one lawsuit, but he’s still out there talking about how the Fyre Festival was a “learning experience” for him:

If the judge watched the Hulu documentary they would know there was no way you could have been working on that island and thought the festival was going to go off on time and as planned. There is no way. It’s like being on the Titanic and saying:

“I had no idea the boat was going to sink–I’m not the Captain, I’m just the guy who stood beside him and saw the boat hit an iceberg and heard him say “Oh no we hit an iceberg”–but that’s not something I knew about personally.”

While we can’t count on the legal system to hold Ja Rule accountable, at least we can rest easy knowing that at some point down the line 50 Cent sure will.

Pic: Wenn.com

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