A supermodel-backed song festival incited into a calamity — and now a founders are confronting a $100 million lawsuit


FyreThis is how Fyre Festival was advertised beforehand.Facebook/Fyre Festival

Instead of dancing on a white silt beaches of Great Exuma in a Bahamas, Fyre Festival attendees found themselves stranded in airports, some but any food or water, incompetent to get home.

The three-day party, orderly by Ja Rule and tech businessman Billy McFarland‘s company, Fyre Media, was ostensible to take place on a private beach in a Bahamas for dual weekends, Apr 28-30 and May 5-7.

But guests, who had spent between $1,200 and $100,000 on tickets (and some who spent some-more than $200,000), described a festival as a “complete disaster,” with half-built tents, behind flights, and no one around to help.

Now a event’s organizers, rapper Ja Rule and tech businessman Billy McFarland of Magnises and Fyre Media, are confronting a new lawsuit filed by luminary hearing counsel Mark Geragos. The suit was filed in a US District Court for a Central District of California on Sunday, and Geragos is reportedly seeking class-action standing with an expected 150 participants.

It was brought in California by plaintiff Daniel Jung, who is suing for fraud, crack of contract, crack of compact of good faith, and inattentive falsification on a partial of a organizers, totaling during slightest $100 million in damages.

Here’s how it all went down:

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