Kendall Jenner Charged $90,000 For Fyre Festival Lawsuit

Kendall Jenner Must Pay $90,000 For Fyre Festival Lawsuit

She promoted the festival on Instagram in 2017.
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  • Kendall Jenner was ordered to pay $90,000—over P4.5M!—in the Fyre Festival lawsuit.
  • Kendall promoted the festival on Instagram in 2017. She was originally paid $275,000—over P13M—to post about it, according to court documents.
  • The Fyre organizers falsely claimed Kendall would host a yacht party at the festival.

Damn, remember the good ol' days when you couldn't go 24 hours without someone quoting Ja Rule and saying, "I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!"? Kendall Jenner definitely does because Fyre Festival has been haunting her ever since she first got involved in 2017. And now, after the festival was exposed for the scam and dumpster fire it really was, Kendall was ordered to pay up for promoting it.

In August 2019, the event’s trustee, Gregory Messer, named Kendall in the lawsuit as he set out recover "money for creditors that lost money investing in the festival." Even though Kendall definitely didn't organize Fyre, she was sued because she made $275,000 from promoting it on Instagram and didn't disclose that she was being paid. Gregory also noted how Kendall referenced her "G.O.O.D Music family" in the post. He alleged the model “intentionally led certain members of the public and ticket purchasers to believe" that Kanye West, the founder of the label, would perform at the festival. "This conduct demonstrates a clear lack of good faith on Jenner's part," he added.

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And according to Netflix's Fyre documentary, the festival's organizers apparently illegally used Kendall's name to sell $10,000 tickets to a yacht party they claimed she would host.

Ultimately, court documents obtained by Women's Wear Daily show Kendall agreed to pay back $90,000 in the case, which was settled in New York's U.S. Bankruptcy Court. (It's unclear how they settled on that amount.)

When Kendall spoke to the New York Times last April, she said, "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. You never really know what’s going to happen."

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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