Ja Rule’s disastrous Fyre Festival was hit with a second class-action lawsuit on Tuesday.
John Girardi, a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney, reportedly filed a lawsuit against the ’90s rapper, his fellow concert organizer Billy McFarland and Fyre Media on behalf of three would-be festival attendee plaintiffs, Chelsea Chinery, Shannon McAuliffe and Desiree Flores.
The suit alleges that the festival, advertised as a tropical paradise with gourmet food, luxe accommodations and the chance to mingle with models and Instagram influencers, “tricked” people into ‘fessing up thousands of dollars in ticket costs with false promises.
“Social media ‘influencers’ made no attempt to disclose to consumers that they were being compensated for promoting the Fyre Festival,” Girardi wrote. “As Plaintiffs began to grasp the dire nature of the situation, upon witnessing the complete lack of infrastructure necessary to host such an event, a panic enveloped the crowd. Plaintiffs were stuck on the island, with no way off.”
Attendees were promised dozens of musical acts like Migos, Major Lazer and Blink-182, though none of the stars made it to the grounds as word spread that the festival’s venue was ill-equipped for the hordes of guests expected to arrive. Guests who paid between $1,200 and $100,000 for tickets arrived to shabby tents, slim food offerings and, worst of all, no way out — as there were no planes available to lead them off the island.
The suit, alleging breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation of fraud, also claims that the defendants were aware in advance that their event would not go off as planned, and still failed to inform guests.
This particular lawsuit comes a few days after a $100 million federal lawsuit against Ja Rule and Billy.