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Lawsuit Alleges Fraud At Ill-Fated Fyre Festival

May 4, 2017

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The Fyre Festival billed itself as a luxurious weekend music festival in the Bahamas, but was abruptly cancelled at the last minute amid an Internet firestorm when attendees posted pictures of bare-bones living conditions and no-frills dining options. Now, a celebrity lawyer has filed a $100 million lawsuit seeking class-action status on behalf of Daniel Jung, a Los Angeles man who paid $2,000 for a ticket and airfare to the festival. The festival was promoted as a Caribbean luxury musical event, but according to the lawsuit, the scene on the ground “was closer to ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’ than Coachella.” Jung’s lawyer, Mark J. Geragos, who has represented Chris Brown and Kesha, said that “we have been inundated with people distraught over what happened” who wished to join the suit. The festival told attendees they can have their tickets refunded or receive V.I.P. tickets to Fyre Festival 2018.

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