Ja Rule and fellow Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland hit with massive lawsuit.
Ja Rule has already apologized and promised to issue refunds to those unlucky enough to attend the Caribbean dumpster fire that was Fyre Festival 2017. TMZ reports that prominent lawyer Mark Geragos has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ja and his fellow Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland for misrepresenting the festival's accommodations and jeopardizing the festival-goers' safety.
Geragos points at FEMA tents repurposed as luxury cabanas and alleges that Ja and McFarland knew the festival would be a disaster and warned celebrity guests not to attend ahead of time.
Fyre Festival branded itself as a boutique music festival on the Bahamian island of Exumas and got endorsements from models like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. Guests paid thousands of dollars to attend, and the woefully underprepared festival descended into anarchy within a matter of hours. Witness the carnage here.
UPDATE: A more detailed report from Variety explains that Geragos filed the lawsuit over the weekend on behalf of his client Daniel Jung, who is "seeking $5 million in damages for alleged fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and negligent misrepresentation." Geragos anticipates that the suit will amass over 150 plaintiffs and ultimately seek a "minimum of $100 million" in damages.