Four years later the legal battles of the infamous Fyre Festival still rage on. A proposed settlement in federal bankruptcy court plans on awarding ticket holders more than $7,000 each. The $2 million proposed settlement will be addressed at a court hearing scheduled for May 13.
Scheduled for two weekends in April and May 2017, Fyre Festival tickets sold tickets for $500 to $1,500. VIP packages including airfare and luxury tent accommodations were being sold for $12,000. Kendall Jenner was among several celebrities to promote the fraudulent festival. Kendall was paid 275,000 to endorse the festival and agreed to pay a $90,000 settlement for her involvement in promoting Fyre Festival on social media.
The case against Kendall Jenner alleged that Jenner “intentionally” misinformed her audience that Kanye West would be performing at the event after tweeting “So hyped to announce my G.O.O.D Music Family as the first headliners for @Fyrefestival.” Jenner provided her followers with a promo code for purchasing tickets that would supposedly “get on the list for the artists and talent afterpart on Fyre Cay” in the same tweet.
Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland is currently in federal prison serving a six-year sentence on fraud charges related to the festival.