Reality star Kendall Jenner is ordered to pay $90.000 for a lawsuit made for her involvement in the Fyre Festival scandal. According to documents, the model agrees to pay only a fraction of $275.000, how much she was paid to promote Fyre Festival on social media in 2017, E! News reports.
Trustee Gregory Messer filed a complaint in August last year in New York’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court to seek the recovery of money paid to performers, talent agencies, vendors, and others involved in the marketing and failed execution of Fyre Festival.
Among the group of celebrities who are being sued for the incident were also Emily Ratajkowski, Migos, Pusha T, Blink-182 and Lil Yachty.
“So hyped to announce my G.O.O.D Music Family as the first headliners for @fyrefestival. Use my promo code KJONFYRE for the next 24 hours to get on the list for the artists and talents afterparty on Fyre Cay”, Jenner’s deleted Instagram post from that time read.
Kendall was accused of “intentionally [leading] certain members of the public and ticket purchasers to believe” Kanye West, founder of G.O.O.D. music label, was performing at the event. “This conduct demonstrates a clear lack of good faith on Jenner’s part”, it’s written in the suit.
The reality star talked about her involvement in the Fyre Festival case in the New York Times interview in 2019. “You get reached out to by people to, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never know how these things are going to turn out, sometimes it’s a risk”, she said.
She continued: “I definitely do as much research as I can, but sometimes there isn’t much research you can do because it’s a starting brand and you kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will.”
Founder Billy McFarland is currently serving a 6-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to wire a fraud. McFarland must repay $26 million he defrauded from investors, E! News reported.