Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Fyre Festival saga goes and takes one more utterly ridiculous twist. From a recording acquired by Vice News, Billy McFarland, the now infamous festival’s co-founder, informed his employees that absolutely no-one will be getting paid from the last two weeks of work – that they have spent cleaning up one of the biggest corporate messes in recent history.
Ja Rule was also on the ominously-toned conference call, and though he was largely a listener throughout, he kicks off the recording by saying “I’m on the phone, but I can barely hear you all because of this fucking hum.” McFarland began the chat by stating the facts, “After conferring with our counsel and all financial people, unfortunately we are not able to proceed with payroll,” McFarland said. “We’re not firing anyone… we’re just letting you know that there will be no payroll in the short term.” Listen to the call in full below.
Throughout the call, employees asked why they had not been fired, so that they could begin collecting unemployment benefits. “If that impacts you, you can email me,” McFarland said. Essentially, all the festival’s employees have been very much left in the lurch. Fyre is also currently getting sued by several attendees and affiliates, including an $100 million law suit.
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