According to The Fashion Law, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Fyre Festival and its organizers to the amount of $100 million.
Fyre Festival Class Action Lawsuit
The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court by Daniel Jung on Sunday by celebrity trial lawyer Mark Geragos, names both Billy McFarland and Ja Rule as the defendants. The claim states that the music festival's lack of water, shelter, medical care and food created a dangerous and panicked situation among the Fyre Festival attendees. According to the plantiff, Jung spent $2,000 on the music festival ticket as well as airfare. “”With only unsecured tents as accommodations, rather than the promised villas, attendees had no secure area to store valuables and other personal items,” states Jung. “Similarly, the ‘world-class cuisine' was nowhere to be found.”
The lawsuit goes on to say that the festival lacked even the most amenities and festival attendees began to panic. When attendees tried to leave the island, they “found themselves trapped—even locked inside an airport awaiting delayed flights.”
The defendants also promoted the festival to be a ‘cashless' event where attendees were instructed to upload funds to a wristband for use at the music festival. Due to this fact, many of the attendees were unable to purchase local transportation, which only accepted cash.
Jung is currently seeking upwards of $5 million and that the class of plaintiffs consists or more than 150 members.
Given the fact that many influencers were involved, such as Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, and no mention of them being paid for their social media posts, Fyre Festival may be subject to a Federal Trade Commission investigation.
Read the lawsuit below.