The infamous Fyre Festival — ’90s hip-hop star Ja Rule’s failed music festival that looked nothing like picturesque Instagram paradise it was supposed to be — just suffered yet another setback, this time in the form of a second class action lawsuit.
Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney John Girardi filed a lawsuit on Tuesday on behalf of three plaintiffs — Chelsea Chinery, Shannon McAuliffe, and Desiree Flores — against festival organizers including the rapper, Billy McFarland, and Fyre Media.
The new lawsuit claims a breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and fraud. Now the plaintiffs are fighting to receive compensation for having to endure the downright sad event.
The suit claims the festival falsely encouraged people to attend under false pretenses, paying more than 400 social media influencers, models, and celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid to help promote it.
“Social media ‘influencers’ made no attempt to disclose to consumers that they were being compensated for promoting the Fyre Festival,” Girardi wrote.
The lawsuit goes on to highlight the fact that promotional materials for the event promised more than 30 musical performances by bands such as Blink-182, along with brilliant scenery and luxury accommodations.
In reality, the festival was described as a “horrific” and panic-inducing situation with a “complete lack of infrastructure.”
Girardi claims that while the defendants had advanced notice that their event would not be a success, they did nothing to warn ticket holders.
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Giradi’s lawsuit isn’t the first lawsuit filed against Fyre Festival.
Last Sunday, prominent Los Angeles defense attorney Mark Geragos — whose client, Daniel Jung, reportedly dropped $2,000 to attend the event — also filed a $100 million federal class action lawsuit against organizers, including co-creators Ja Rule and Billy McFarland.
After the event and social media backlash following the festival chaos, Fyre Festival released a statement offering ticket holders full refunds. Ja Rule and various other entertainers associated with the event also offered formal apologies.