The disastrous launch behind Fyre Festival 2017 is now the subject of a $100 million class action lawsuit.
One of the survivors of last week's infamous pump-fake has filed a $100 million class action lawsuit against Fyre Festival co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule, citing the duo for subjecting festivalgoers to "dangerous conditions" at the advertised luxury festival while they allegedly knew it was doomed.
The suit was filed on Sunday (April 30) and will be handled by celebrity trial lawyer Mark Geragos. It According to Variety, the suit anticipates a class of "more than 150" plaintiffs for whom it seeks a minimum of $100 million. The document claims that the "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 — that was closer to 'The Hunger Games' or 'Lord of the Flies' than Coachella."
Tickets to Fyre Fest ran between $1,000 to $125,000 for the luxury group packages. The event was supposed to run for two weekends: April 28-30 and May 5-7 on the private island Fyre Cay in the Grand Bahamas Exuma Island chain. While supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid endorsed the fest, scheduled performers included G.O.O.D. Music, Blink-182, Migos, Major Lazer and Disclosure.
Perhaps the only silver lining in this Fyre Festival debacle is the fact that its disastrous launch happens to an example of ideal-turned-reality for Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island. Apparently, this scenario of a failed music festival is similar to what Rogen and members of the parody band (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer) were working on for an upcoming movie. Rogen revealed the news on Twitter last Friday (April 28).
This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 28, 2017
Relive the disastrous launch of the event here and for a look at the current lawsuit against Fyre Festival, see below.