Two years after the monumental failure of Fyre Festival, it has been announced that several influencers and musicians associated with the festival are officially being sued for their role in promoting the event.
Former BAZAAR cover stars Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski, as well as Migos, Blink-182, Lily Yachty and Pusha T have all been named in complaints, according to E! News.
Per the suit issued by New York's U.S. Bankruptcy Court by the event's trustee, Gregory Messer, Jenner was paid $275,000 (approx. Dhs1 million) for an Instagram post that promoted Fyre Festival, which she didn’t make clear was a paid-for post.
When asked about the part she played in promoting Fyre Festival, Kendall Jennar told the New York Times, “You get reached out to by people to, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never really know how these things are going to turn out, sometimes it’s a risk. I definitely do as much research as I can, but sometimes there isn’t much research you can do because it’s a starting brand and you kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will.”
Similarly, Ratajkowski was paid Dhs1.1 million for a social media post, which she did not disclose she received payment for.
Billy McFarland, who was behind the failed and apparently fraudulent event, pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges and is currently serving a six-year prison sentence.