Mark Geragos, a longtime celebrity lawyer, has hit Fyre Festival with a class action lawsuit, specifically against Billy McFarland and Ja Rule. The suit was filed on Sunday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and filed on behalf of Daniel Jung, who is suing for "fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and negligent misrepresentation." While he is personally seeking $5 million, Geragos believes up to 150 people will be joining them in the case.
Lawyers allege that the “festival’s lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees — [attendees] suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions — [the event] was closer to ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’ than Coachella.”
The suit also cited models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski, and a FTC investigation could be opened on them for false advertisement.
There are also talks that the Bahamas could be filing a suit of their own against the event. Read more about that here.