Jenner forced to pay for Fyre Fest fiasco

 

Kendall Jenner has settled a lawsuit concerning her involvement with the disastrous 2017 Fyre Festival.

The supermodel has agreed to pay $136,000 for promoting the music festival in a since-deleted Instagram post, according to court documents filed in the US on Wednesday.

Jenner, 24, was sued in August 2019 in the US Bankruptcy Court in New York by Gregory Messer, who is recovering funds for creditors that lost money investing in the festival.

Messer claimed Jenner was allegedly paid $418,000 to post about the event on Instagram, making her millions of followers believe it "would be filled with famous models on an exotic private island with 'first-class culinary experiences and a luxury atmosphere'".

Fyre Festival promised a VIP experience on a small island in the Bahamas but it collapsed before it even started with attendees stranded with flimsy half-built tents to sleep in and cheese sandwiches to eat.

This is the sandwich that Fyre Festival guests were allegedly given.
This is the sandwich that Fyre Festival guests were allegedly given.

 

Fyre Festival accommodation. Picture: Netflix
Fyre Festival accommodation. Picture: Netflix

Although, the lawsuit states Jenner "did not indicate to the public that she was paid to promote the Festival".

The court documents claimed Jenner suggested in the post's caption that her brother-in-law, Kanye West, would be performing at the festival.

"Further, Jenner's reference to her 'G.O.O.D. Music Family' as 'headliners' at the Festival, intentionally led certain members of the public and ticket purchasers to believe that Jenner's brother in law, famous musician and GOOD Music record label founder Kanye West, may be or would be performing at the Festival," the lawsuit stated.

"In fact, Mr. West was never going to perform at the Festival. This conduct demonstrates a clear lack of good faith on Jenner's part."

Infamous Fyre Festival promoter Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years in jail for the botched event in the Bahamas. He recently requested an early release from prison, citing fears of the COVID-19.

Ja Rule and Billy McFarland created Fyre Festival. Picture: Netflix
Ja Rule and Billy McFarland created Fyre Festival. Picture: Netflix

 

This article originally appeared on The New York Post and was reproduced with permission


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