Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, And Other Celebs Are Being Sued For Promoting Fyre Festival

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    It's been two years since the disaster that was Fyre Festival, but the aftermath is still unfurling in the courts. Earlier this year it was reported that Kendall Jenner and the talent agency that represents Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin were expected to receive subpoenas as part of an effort to find out what happened to the millions of dollars that were spent on the festival, which included the fee paid to the models who helped promote the event.

    But it looks like that was just the beginning—E! News is reporting that according to court documents, "Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, and more stars are officially being sued to recover money allegedly paid to them for their role in promoting the infamous event."

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    Gregory Messer, the event's trustee, filed documents in New York's U.S. Bankruptcy Court this week and is "seeking to recover money paid to talent agencies, performers, vendors and other entities involved in the marketing and failed execution of Fyre Festival." 

    In the lawsuit, Gregory states that Kendall (who was paid $275,000 [P14.3 million] for a single post, btw) didn't disclose to followers that she was being paid to promote the Fyre Festival. He is also alleging that Kendall "intentionally led certain members of the public and ticket purchasers to believe" Kanye West would perform at the festival because her post referenced her "G.O.O.D. Music Family," and that "this conduct demonstrates a clear lack of good faith on Jenner's part."

    Documents also seem to show that Emily was paid $299,000 (P15.6 million) for her part in promoting the festival, and that like Kendall, Emily failed to indicate that she was being paid for her Fyre Festival posts.

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    And it's not just Emily and Kendall who are named in the lawsuit—performers who were set to appear at the festival like Migos, Blink-182, Lily Yachty, and Pusha T "were also hit with complaints."

    As of now it's not clear what's going to happen for Fyre Festival in bankruptcy courts, but I'm personally just hoping that maybe these lawsuits lead to a third documentary! 

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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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