Fyre Festival lawsuit seeks blink-182 agency, more return artists’ fees
The trustee in the Fyre Festival bankruptcy filed multiple lawsuits Wednesday including the agencies of blink-182 and more.August 28, 2019
It seems like news, memes, updates and parodies of Fyre Festival are determined to live on forever. The failed festival is continuing to make headlines, this time due to the festival’s trustee filing lawsuits seeking the return of funds paid to blink-182, Kendall Jenner and more.
You can view the details of some of the lawsuits below.
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.
blink-182 were schedule to play the 2017 festival, 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.
The trustee is also seeking $275,000 that Kendall Jenner received in exchange for doing an Instagram post to promote the festival. Model Emily Ratajkowski has a lawsuit filed against her for a reason similar to Jenner’s in the amount of $300,000.
Variety reports that the lawsuits accuse festival founder Billy McFarland of using those transfers of money to defraud investors and should, therefore, be voided.
Defendants in the lawsuit include several agencies such as CAA, UTA and ICM Partners.
CAA represents blink-182, Claptone and a few more that were set to appear at the festival. ICM represents Lil Yachty, Migos and Rae Sremmurd.
Nue Agency was also listed in the suit for the return of $730,000 paid to Pusha T, Desiigner and Tyga.
The trustee is also asking to void the transfer of $14.4 million from the festival company to Fyre Media. Allegedly, the trustee claims of that sum, $11 million was transferred to McFarland
Other lawsuits include the Fyre Festival Director, various vendors, a ticketing company, a catering company and a yacht company.
McFarland is currently serving a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges last year.
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