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Court Orders Kendall Jenner to Pay Back $90,000 Fyre Festival Settlement

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The court ordered Kendall Jenner to p[ay back some of the cash she was given following the Fyre Festival’s failure. On May 19, the court documents stated clearly that Kendall posted a promotional Instagram photo, which was deleted, after which she was ordered to pay $90,000. The records showed that she received a sum of $275,000 for endorsing the Fyre Festival. 


In August 2019, she was sued in New York by the U.S. Bankruptcy court. The person who sued her was Gregory Messer, responsible for recovering the funds lost by the creditors who had invested in performers, vendors, talent agencies, and others, including the failed Fyre Festival. The Federal Trade Commission also gave Kendall a warning since she did not mention clearly that she got paid for the post.

The lawsuit accused her of misling some individuals who were purchasing tickets to believe that the founder of the G.O.O.D. music level was set platform. This clearly showed that Jenner lacked good faith.

According to the advertisements, this festival was a luxurious one and would take place on the Bahamas’ Great Exuma Island in April and May 2017. However, not all featured as had been promised. 

Those who were going to the festival expected to be served with beautiful villas and splendid food choices. They however, got shocked to find dismantled tents and sandwiches. The attending price ranged somewhere between 1000 and $125,000, but everything was called off on the first weekend.

Those who were keeping up with the star included celebrities such as Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella Hadid. Gregory Messer went on to file claims against the duo Rae Sremmurd, Migos, and Lil Yachty. The team, however, settled their case and 11th May, a statement revealed that they paid a sum of $18,000 after the event organizer had paid $100,000.

Talking about her involvement in the festival, Jenner said,” “You get reached out to by people too, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never know how these things are going to turn out,” Sometimes it’s a risk.” She said in a New York Times interview. “I 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 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.”


The co-founder, Billy McFarland was given a 6-year imprisonment sentence in federal prison because of the scam. He had faked documents so that investors could give him a sum of $26 million. 

Previously, Us Weekly Reported that the canceling of the event resulted in eight lawsuits. One of these lawsuits sought a hundred million dollars and above for the damages. Later on, Netflix’s Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, and Hulu’s Fyre Fraud got their subjects from the worse experience.

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