Ja Rule and the promoter for the failed Fyre Festival, Billy McFarland, have been hit with a $100 million lawsuit by party goers.
Last weekend, thousands of ticket holders started complaining on social media about the music festival that was advertised as a luxury all inclusive party experience in the Bahamas. But some folks who shelled out thousands of dollars says they feel like the concert was a scam because they didn’t get what they paid for. At least one concertgoer take it upon himself to file a class action lawsuit against Ja Rule and MacFarland saying that they knew from months ahead that the concert was in shambles but still went ahead with it, TMZ reported.
The lawsuit was filed by the lawyer who represents Chris Brown, Mark Geragos. In his court docs, he argued that the rapper and the organizers lied to concertgoers about the accommodation and safety of the venue. Folks paid anywhere between $1,200 and $100,000 for a ticket, but some of them were left stranded when they arrived on the island. Some folks posted photos of what looked like FEMA tents for accommodations. The lawsuit also claimed that both Ja Rule and McFarland warned concertgoers not to turn up for the event in advance because they knew it was a total disaster.
Last weekend, organizers pulled the plug on the concert after ticket holders started complaining that they were scammed. The rapper issued a statement denying that it was a scam but takes full responsibility for the disastrous event. Authorities in the Bahamas also moved to tighten the ruled for concerts being promoted on the island fearing events like Fyre Festival could damage the island’s reputation and tourism revenue. Seems things are only getting worse by the day for Ja Rule and his partners. They now will have to give back concertgoers a refund and also defend themselves from a $100 million class-action lawsuit.