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Mark Geragos Files $100 Million Lawsuit against Fyre Festival Organizers, Billy McFarland and Ja Rule
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Fyre Festival organizers Billy McFarland and Ja Rule. Photo courtesy of EW.

Summary: Attorney Mark Geragos has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the organizers of the shockingly awful rich kids musical event, Fyre Festival.

This may be harsh, but after an abysmal April, it’s safe to say that if Kendall Jenner endorses something, then it’s going to be awful.


First, Jenner starred in a disastrous ad in which she appeared to solve our modern day problem of the police battling protestors by giving a cop a can of Pepsi. The tone-deaf video was criticized for exploiting a controversial issue for money, and then it was ridiculed for the idea of a Kardashian family member solving any dilemma that doesn’t involve selfies, makeup, or expensive clothes.

Jenner then followed up her Pepsi ad by promoting Fyre Festival, a musical event in the Caribbean that may go down as one of the worst music experiences of all time, even beating out her sister Kim Kardashian’s singing debut. The festival was so bad that celebrity attorney Mark Geragos has filed a lawsuit against its organizers for $100 million.

Geragos, who has represented clients such as Kesha and Michael Jackson, is suing Fyre Festival’s organizers, rapper Ja Rule and businessman Billy McFarland. Although Jenner and models such as Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid promoted the terrible event, they were not named as defendants…yet. However, Variety reports that they were mentioned in the lawsuit for their part in promoting the event. The publication said that it is very likely that Geragos will soon go after the millionaire models for false advertising and violating the terms of the FTC.

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On Sunday, Geragos filed the complaint in California on behalf of plaintiff Daniel Jung, who is seeking $5 million for alleged fraud, breach of contract,  breach of good faith, and negligent misrepresentation, according to Variety. The lawsuit is seeking class-action status.


Jung attended the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas this weekend, and he as well as the other party-goers were shocked at how awful it was. Billed as a luxury musical getaway, revelers shelled out $1,000 to $125,000 to attend, not including airfare; and when they arrived, they were aghast to see that their housing was nothing more than cheap tents and their promised fancy food was literally cheese on bread, not even grilled. Additionally, the festival’s headliner Blink 182 didn’t even show.

Upset that the festival for the rich lacked basic necessities and music, the attendees tried to flee, only to discover that they were trapped with no flights leaving. This allegedly led to anxiety in the wealthy music-lovers.

According to the lawsuit, the “festival’s lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees — suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions — that was closer to ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’ than Coachella.”

McFarland has already responded to the allegations that his festival sucked, and he said that his team was “overwhelmed” when the event went viral, even though the festival had taken great lengths at hiring Jenner and other Instagram models to promote the event.

“Infrastructure for a festival of this magnitude needed to be built from the ground up,” McFarland said. “So, we decided to literally attempt to build a city. We set up water and waste management, brought an ambulance from New York, and chartered 737 planes to shuttle our guests via 12 flights a day from Miami.”

McFarland has already offered 2017 attendees free tickets to next year’s event, a laughable gesture considering it is clear that none of the festival-goers seemed to have a good time.

Variety reports that Geragos will be busy searching for other plaintiffs to join the suit, and it is expected that more than 150 people will seek a minimum of $100 million in damages.

TMZ stated that the Bahamas may also sue the Fyre Festival because the event’s shut-down will result in the tourist country allegedly losing millions.

Instagram models promoted Fyre Festival as an elite two-weekend music event. Photo courtesy of EDM News.

However, festival-goers were shocked to arrive at the Bahamas campground only to find trash everywhere and cheap tents as lodging. Photo courtesy of Stuff Magazine.

Source: Variety

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