In 2017, supermodel Kendall Jenner was involved in the Fyre Festival scandal and today, she has to pay $90,000 to settle the lawsuit filed against her.
Based on the documents gathered by E! News, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star agreed to pay a part of the $275,000 which the event’s trustee claimed she was paid in order to promote the said festival on social media.
Trustee Gregory Messer filed a complaint in August last year in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in order to recover the money paid to different performers, vendors, and talent agencies as well as other entities who were involved during the marketing and failed execution of the said festival.
The supermodel is among the celebrities who were hit with the lawsuits. Also included are Emily Ratajkowski Migos, Blink-182, Lil Yachty, and Pusha T.
According to the court document, a deleted Instagram post shared to Kendall’s Instagram stated how hyped she was about the G.O.O.D. Music Family being the headliners for the Fyre Festival. She also included her promo code KJONFYRE for people to use in 24 hours in order to be on the list for the afterparty of artists and other talents on Fyre Cay.
Kendall is being accused for intentionally leading people and those who want to purchase tickets into believing that Kanye West, founder of G.O.O.D. music label, will perform at the said event. According to the lawsuit, this action shows a clear lack of good faith on the models’ part. In addition, Kendall also got a warning from the Federal Trade Commission after she failed to state clearly that she was paid for her post.
Based on an interview with New York Times in 2019, the KUWTK star said that sometimes you have to take a risk when people reach out to you to promote or ask help with something and you never know how they’ll turn out.
Kendall said she does her research but sometimes it’s not much especially in the case of a starting brand. You have to have faith and hope things will work out according to what these people say.- Advertisement -
Fyre Festival was supposedly a cultural moment blending music, food, and art but it went under fire after making too many promises and for under-delivering from what’s expected of the event.
At present, Billy McFarland who founded Fyre Festival is serving six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Moreover, he was ordered to repay the amount of $26 million which he de defrauded from investors.