The organizers behind Fyre Festival -- last week's viral failure and PR disaster in the Bahamas -- might eventually have to pay up for charging people thousands for tickets to a luxury music festival and delivering a complete shitshow. High-powered celebrity attorney Mark Geragos filed a $100 million class-action lawsuit against festival organizers Ja Rule and Billy McFarland on Sunday, according to a report by Billboard.
Geragos, who's previously represented the likes of Kesha, Chris Brown, and Michael Jackson, wrote in the lawsuit that "lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees -- suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions."
The nails in Fyre Festival's coffin undoubtedly came from evidence shared to social media Thursday night exposing the getaway as a pricey farce. While the festival promised luxe housing, catering, and the chance to rub shoulders with celebrity guests, photos and videos show FEMA disaster-relief tents that weren't even assembled, mediocre "catering" that consisted of untoasted bread and slices of cheese, and lockers lacking locks, among other examples shared to "FyreFestivalFraud" accounts and the personal accounts of people who'd paid for tickets.