Kendall Jenner And Emily Ratajkowski Among Several Celebrities Being Sued Over Fyre Festival Payments
Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski are among several celebrities that are now being sued over Fyre Festival payments.
Many models, musicians, and various agencies find themselves in the middle of a lawsuit thanks to their part in promoting the Fyre Festival.
The drama surrounding the infamous festival that never happened seems endless. In 2017, the event fell apart raising a slew of questions that have resulted in two documentaries and now various lawsuits.
Fyre Festival was sold as a luxury music experience that would be held on Pablo Escobar's former island in the Bahamas. When festival-goers arrived on the island, they discovered no luxurious housing, no gourmet chefs or meals and no musical acts at all. Event organizer Billy McFarland is now serving time in prison for his involvement in the festival.
The Wall Street Journa l is reporting that a bankruptcy trustee has filed a lawsuit against Jenner, Ratajkowski, as well as musicians Migos, Pusha T, Blink-182, and Lil Yachty for accepting payment to promote the event. Those involved in the claim are looking to recover money that was paid to talent agencies, performers they represent and vendors.
One of the lawsuits is alleging Jenner was paid $250,000 to post about Frye Festival on Instagram. The reality TV star was also given an additional $25,000 per day for several days after her initial post.
There are no specifics on precisely what Jenner is being used for if it is to pay the money back or more. It is not as though going into promoting or agreeing to attend Fyre Festival she or others hird to promote the event knew it was going to become such a collocal disaster.
Jenner admitted in the past she did as much research as possible before accepting the job to promote the festival.
"I definitely do as much research as I can, but sometimes there isn't much research you can do because it's a starting brand and you kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will,' she said in an interview with the New York Times .
Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski Among are only two of the high-profile celebrities being named in a lawsuit for their involvement in promoting the Fyre Festival. Reps for both ladies have not responded to the new lawsuits against them.