Ruh-Roh: Fyre Festival Faces $100 Million Lawsuit
Fyre Festival, the disastrous “luxury” music event in the Bahamas that ended before it started, is getting more attention than the founders probably bargained for. In today’s development, Fyre’s organizers, including Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, have been hit with a $100 million class-action lawsuit.
Concert-goers who paid as much as $100,000 to see Blink-182 and Tyga are reportedly outraged, and one has hired a lawyer. The claim, filed by high-profile attorney Mark Geragos, states: “Defendants were knowingly lying about the festival’s accommodations and safety, and continued to promote the event and sell ticket packages.” Some of the safety issues cited include, “lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care,” which, according to the suit, “created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees — suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions.”
So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster. Mass chaos. No organization. No one knows where to go. There are no villas, just a disaster tent city. pic.twitter.com/1lSWtnk7cA
— William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 27, 2017
While organizers have vowed to refund everyone who attended the festival, that might not be enough.
Are refunds enough? Let us know on Twitter @BritandCo.
(h/t Forbes; photo via Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for City Harvest)
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