UPDATE: Today, three more festival attendees filed a joint lawsuit through the Los Angeles Superior Court accusing Fyre Festival of “tricking people into attending the event by paying more than 400 social media influencers and celebrities.” Like Gergaros's lawsuit, Girardi also claims that festival founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland reportedly told influencers not to attend the festival a week before because they knew the grounds would not be ready.
The lawsuit was filed by personal injury attorney John Girardi who further accuses Rule and McFarland of breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and fraud.
You can read our original story below.
Fyre Festival is truly becoming the inferno that will not subside.
After social media users subjected the disastrously mismanaged "luxury experience" to a drag through the fiery pits of Twitter hell, things have now gotten worse. Super attorney Mark Gergaros—whose past clients include Michael Jackson, Kesha and Chris Brown—took to Facebook to announce that he had filed a $100 million federal lawsuit against festival organizers on behalf of a ticket holder who has so far only been identified by the name Daniel Jung.
The lawsuit names Ja Rule, 25-year-old entrepreneur Billy McFarland and Fyre Media, Inc. as liable for fraud and breach of contract.
Jung has so far not released a statement, but his lawyer's office did have the below to say:
The festival did make an attempt to set things right by offering refunds to ticket holders, however, the requirement that they apply for said refund did not go over well with many.
Also see why festival organizer Billy McFarland admits Fyre Media was a "little naive" about planning the event.