‘More like “The Hunger Games” than “Coachella.”’! Jarule and Partner now being sued for $100million
The fallout from the disastrous Fyre Festival continued on Sunday (May 1) when attorney Mark Geragos (Chris Brown, Michael Jackson) filed a proposed $100 million class-action lawsuit against organizers on behalf of client Daniel Jung. The suit accuses organizers of fraud, citing the fest’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.”
The event, which was advertised as a two-weekend luxury getaway on a private Caribbean island with high-end food and accommodations, attendance by supermodel such as Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski and sets from G.O.O.D. Music’s Tyga, Desiigner and Pusha T, as well as Blink-182, Disclosure, Major Lazer and more fell into chaos on Thursday at early arrivers realized that the festival grounds were not as advertised.
“Attendees’ efforts to escape the unfolding disaster were hamstrung by their reliance upon Defendants for transportation, as well as by the fact that Defendants promoted the festival as a ‘cashless’ event—Defendants instructed attendees to upload funds to a wristband for use at the festival rather than bringing any cash,” reads the suit. “As such, Attendees were unable to purchase basic transportation on local taxis or busses, which accept only cash. As a result of Defendants’ roadblocks to escape, at least one attendee suffered a medical emergency and lost consciousness after being locked inside a nearby building with other concert-goers waiting to be airlifted from the island.”
The suit filed by Jung on behalf of himself and all the other festival attendees, claimed that the festival — promoted by rapper Ja Rule and businessman Billy McFarland — was more like “The Hunger Games” or “Lord of the Flies” than Coachella.”