It hasn't yet been a week since the Fyre Festival went down in flames, but the event has already sparked multiple class action lawsuits.
Personal injury attorney John Girardi is representing Chelsea Chinery, Shannon McAuliffe and Desiree Flores in a breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and fraud suit against Ja Rule, Billy McFarland and Fyre Media. Hollywood heavy hitter Mark Geragos earlier this week filed a $100 million fraud lawsuit against Fyre Festival organizers.
The most recent suit, filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court, says defendants tricked people into attending the event by paying more than 400 social media influencers and celebrities to promote it.
Not only did the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski make the event seem like it would be dripping with the social elite — the social media campaign also flouted FTC regulations, according to the complaint.
"Social media 'influencers' made no attempt to disclose to consumers that they were being compensated for promoting the Fyre Festival," writes Girardi.
The class is defined as persons who purchased tickets or travel packages to and/or attended Fyre Festival. Then the class is separated into three categories of harm: those who bought tickets or packages but did not attend after being made aware of the conditions, those who bought tickets and tried to go to the festival but didn't make it to Exuma because flights were canceled and those who made it to the festival and were confined on the island for any amount of time.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.