Ja Rule Cleared in $100M Fyre Festival Lawsuit
Billboard confirms, that a Judge last week, dismissed the appeal filed against the rapper, whose legal name is Jeffrey Atkins. The Fyre Fest’s chief marketing officer Grant Margolin has also been dropped from the case that is still ongoing.
In July, the Court dismissed all Fyre Festival claims against Mr. Atkins. After this loss, plaintiffs’ counsel appealed that decision, and the Court denied their appeal.
The lawsuit against the rest is ongoing, and festival co-founder Billy McFarland remains a part of it. McFarland is currently serving a six-year prison sentence for his role in the disaster. It also got turned into two documentaries.
Fyre Festival was a fraudulent luxury music festival, created with the intent of promoting the company’s Fyre app for booking music talent. The festival was scheduled to take place on April 28–30 and May 5–7, 2017, on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma.
It was promoted by influencers such as Kendall Jenner Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin and Emily Ratajkowski, who did not initially disclose they had been paid to do so.
During the Festival’s inaugural weekend, the event experienced problems related to security, food, accommodation, medical services and others.
This led to the festival being postponed indefinitely.
Also, the attendees who paid thousands of dollars for luxury accommodation and food, got instead, prepackaged sandwiches and FEMA tents.