Models Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski are among those being sued by a bankruptcy trustee over the notorious Fyre Festival, The Wall Street Journal reports. The pair promoted the failed festival.
As many will remember, the April 2017 event was floated as a luxury event. When attendees showed up to party in the Bahamas, they found no housing, no music and no food. Both Hulu and Netflix released documentaries about the failure that led up to the fest.
Along with Jenner, 23,and Ratjkowsi, 28, musicians Migos, Pusha T, Blink-182, and Lil Yachty were sued. The docs were filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York by trustee Gregory Messer.
The suits seek to recover money paid to talent agencies, talent and vendors, including on private jet company used to fly talent around. Jenner, for example, was paid $250,000 to promote the Fyre Festival months before the event through a since-deleted Instagram post. She earned an additional $25,000 days after sharing the post.
DNA Model Management LLC, which represents Ratajkowski, was reportedly paid $299,000 by Fyre Media. Lil Yachty, Migos and Rae Sremmurd's agency, International Creative Management LLC, was paid $350,000 for them to perform, according to reports.
William "Billy" McFarland, the brains behind the operation, is currently serving a six-year prison sentence. He is being sued for $14 million that was reportedly paid out to him to promote Fyre.