Fyre Fest Organizers Hit With Another Lawsuit

This time the models are involved.

May 03, 2017
Fyre Fest Organizers Hit With Another Lawsuit Photo via The FADER's Fyre Festival source.  

The organizers of the disastrous Fyre Festival are facing another lawsuit. Earlier this week, Ja Rule and Billy McFarland were hit with a $100 million class action lawsuit for fraud, breach of contract, and negligence. Now the two are being sued for fraud, breach of contract, and negligent misrepresentation, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Los Angeles lawyer John Girardi is representing three would-be festival goers in a suit that claims that by paying social media influencers to advertise the festival, people were tricked into buying tickets. Giardi claims that by not disclosing that models like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid were being paid to promote the event the festival was bypassing Federal Trade Commission regulations. The FTC requires social media users to let their followers know when they're posting an ad or sponsored content.

This latest legal blow could become a class action lawsuit, meaning that anyone who bought a ticket can join the case (and get a cut of the potential payout).

Fyre Fest Organizers Hit With Another Lawsuit