The Fyre Festival saga continues.
If you thought the Fyre Festival scandal was over, you’d be wrong. According to a recent recording retrieved by Vice News, Fyre Festival co-founder, Billy McFarland, informed the festival’s employees that no one would be getting paid for the work they provided over the past two weeks.
Kicking off the conference, Ja Rule notifies those on the call that he would be present but would be largely a listener. “I’m on the phone, but I can barely hear you all because of this fucking hum.” McFarland can then be heard starting the conference, notifying his staff that payroll would not be placed.
“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.”
As would be expected, employees asked McFarland why they weren’t just fired so that they could begin collecting unemployment benefits instead of remaining in limbo. “If that impacts you, you can email me,” McFarland said.
The Fyre Festival is currently facing a $100 million lawsuit by several festival attendees and affiliates following one of the biggest corporate messes in recent history.
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