The disaster known as Fyre Festival continues to blame all parties involved. The trustee in charge of the event’s bankruptcy has filed over a dozen lawsuits against a number of major talent agencies, transportation companies, management firms including the likes of Kyle Jenner, and Blink-182 just to name a few. The suits aim to recover the $14.4 million Fyre Media and co-founder Billy McFarland put toward the failed luxury festival in the Bahamas.
Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland is currently serving a six-year federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to wire fraud after the failed music festival in 2017 in the Bahamas, according to reports. McFarland was accused of defrauding investors in his company, Fyre Media which was reportedly marketed as the next up-and-coming "Coachella Festival". The Netflix and Hulu documentary on the failed Fyre Festival made waves in early 2019 and landed on the same day which told about how McFarland and rapper JaRule attempted to organize a luxurious music festival in the Bahamas but ended up scamming everyone.
The sum of fraud spending includes artist fees such as those paid book blink-182. According to that lawsuit, Blink allegedly pulled out of their contract at the last minute but kept their $500,000 fee. “In its cancellation tweet, the band did not disclose to its fans and others any of the problems that it was having with Fyre Festival and its management, or that the Festival appeared to be in serious trouble,” wrote Stevens.
ICM was named in a lawsuit over a $350,000 payment for a headlining set from an artist with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music — Stevens wasn't clear if the money was paid to "Lil Yachty, and/or Migos, and/or (Rae) Sremmurd."
There appears to be similar confusion over a lawsuit filed against NUE agency over a $730,000 payment. Stevens wrote that he could trace a $245,000 payment to Pusha T, a $142,500 payment to Desiigner and a $112,500 payment to Tyga, but wasn't sure who was paid an extra $230,000 in unaccounted-for transfers.
Stevens also filed suit against Kyle Jenner for the $270,000 she was allegedly paid for promoting Fyre on Instagram and accuses the model of intentionally misleading the public about a possible Kanye West appearance at Fyre Festival.
"Jenner’s reference to her 'G.O.O.D. Music Family' as 'headliners' at the Festival, intentionally led certain members of the public and ticket purchasers to believe that Jenner’s brother-in-law, famous musician and G.O.O.D. Music record label founder Kanye West, may be or would be performing at the Festival," Stevens wrote. "In fact, Mr. West was never going to perform at the Festival. This conduct demonstrates a clear lack of good faith on Jenner’s part."
The entire thing looks like entire shit show and honestly looks like a desperate attempt to gain back any form of money lost against Fyre Media. I doubt this is going to go anywhere but evidently court proceedings are supposed to take place some time soon.
Stay posted for updates....
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