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Fyre Festival has been extinguished, but the lawsuits are just getting started

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The Fyre Festival fiasco is now mostly embers, co-founder Ja Rule claims, as whatever poor, rich souls that remained on the island with cheese sandwiches through the weekend have now been returned to their typically well-appointed environs. The Pain Is Love rapper has repeatedly insisted the whole thing was “NOT A SCAM,” even though he partnered with Billy McFarland, a guy who’s run this kind of scam before. But he did personally share the news that all guests are now safe, hopefully before resorting to using anyone’s Google Glass to start a fire.


Fyre Festival attendees paid anywhere from $1,000 to $125,000 to hang out with other people with a fuck-ton of disposable income on yachts while listening to Migos and Blink-182. Ja Rule says a “form to apply for a refund” has been shared with all the evacuees, but it looks like they’re already pursuing other means for restitution. Variety reports a $100-million lawsuit has just been filed against the Fyre Festival organizers by Mark Geragos, trial lawyer to the stars. The suit was filed electronically on Sunday, who is seeking class action status.

Geragos, who’s represented Michael Jackson and Kesha before, filed suit electronically on Sunday on behalf of one plaintiff, but he’s already eyeing a class action suit for “alleged fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and negligent misrepresentation.” He expects “more than 150” wannabe beach bums to join the suit against Fyre Festival, which is described in the complaint as being “closer to The Hunger Games or Lord Of The Flies than Coachella.” At the time of this writing, neither Ja Rule nor McFarland had responded to the suit, though they could just be busy trying to get the deposit back on their tents.

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