The festival is attempting to win back the $14.4 million they originally paid to the lineup and influencers. Some of the agencies have decided to settle, while others are taking the festival to court.
In case you need a refresher on the Fyre Festival lawsuits, here’s a quick rundown.
According to Variety, the trustee in the Fyre Festival bankruptcy filed multiple lawsuits on Wednesday trying to get back funds for investors of the event.
One of those lawsuits involves blink-182 and the return of the $500,000 paid to the band who were set to headline the event.
They were scheduled to play the festival in 2017 but canceled both their performances for logistical issues. At the time, the band said they weren’t confident they’d have adequate resources to provide fans with a quality show.
Messor is suing Fyre Fest founder Billy McFarland who Stevens says spent $315,645 of investor funds. Most of it was spent on hotel stays, a luxury apartment, entertainment and more.
Fyre Media, who was responsible for the majority of the transfers, is also being sued for “reckless spending.”
“Significant amounts were recklessly spent in continuation of McFarland’s schemes,” Stevens writes in the suit. “Musical acts that never showed up, $2.25 million to influencers that promoted the Festival on social media without indicating to their followers and the public that they were paid for promoting the Festival (including $275,000 to Kendall Jenner for a single social media post).”
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