The bad news keeps coming for those involved in the Fyre Festival, as a $100 million class action lawsuit has been filed against its organizers.
According to ABC News, celebrity attorney Mark Geragos has filed the massive suit against co-founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, as well as the organizers, on behalf of festival attendees, accusing them of fraud.
In court docs, attendees allege the music festival’s “lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees– suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions.”
It alleges that concertgoers were left without money for basic transportation, because organizers told attendees to upload money to a wristband for use at the festival rather than bringing cash.
Furthermore, the lawsuit describes the Fyre Festival as The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies. And, it seeks damages “in excess of” $100 million. It also accuses Ja Rule, McFarland and Fyre Media of breach of contract, fraud, breach of covenant of good faith, and negligent misrepresentation.
Reps for Fyre Media had commented on the lawsuit as of press time.
Ja Rule said Friday (April 28), via Twitter, that he was “heartbroken” about that the event and “was not a scam as everyone is reporting.” He also said it wasn’t his fault, though he is “taking responsibility.”
Organizers said in a statement over the weekend that it would refund all guests, while McFarland has promised that they’d do better at next year’s event.
Furthermore, Fyre says the 2018 festival will be held at “a United States beach venue.”