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Fyre Festival Organizers Sued For $100 Million

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Fyre Festival was a total disaster. Young “influencers” spent thousands of dollars to attend what they expected to be a musical festival in the Bahamas among supermodels, with gourmet meals, beachside villas, and a power musical lineup. What they got instead was the scene of a disaster relief area and total chaos.

And now, Fyre Festival is being sued.

From ABC News:

A $100 million proposed class-action lawsuit filed on Sunday accused the Fyre Festival and its organizers of fraud, alleging the music 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.”

The suit, filed by Daniel Jung on behalf of himself and all festival attendees, claimed the festival, which was promoted as a supermodel-filled luxury concert event, was closer to ““The Hunger Games” or “Lord of the Flies” than Coachella.” It seeks damages “in excess of” $100 million.

It was only a matter of time. You pack an island full of snotty rich kids and treat them like third-world citizens after promises of a hedonistic musical festival surrounded by the hottest models on the planet, you knew a power attorney would be filing a suit soon after. And now, one has, to the tune of 100 milly.

It was a clear money grab attempt that is backfiring in the ugliest, most public way possible. Ja Rule, the face of the event, is taking the brunt of the heat.

This is going to get very ugly.

[via ABC News]

Image via Instagram/ @ruleyorkcity

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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. He's a native Texan with a full head of hair and knows his way around a nice box of red wine. Dorn graduated (BBA) with a GPA sitting in the meaty part of the bell curve, not lagging behind, but not trying to show off, either. Golf is his game now. He's long off the tee but can't putt for shit. Email: dillon@grandex.co

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