Kendall Jenner To Pay $90,000 for Fyre Festival Lawsuit
Kendall Jenner seems to be in deep trouble. The 23 year old model has been ordered to pay $90,000 to settle the lawsuit about her involvement with the Fyre Festival scandal. If you’re not caught up with the scandal, let me brief you with the facts.
In August 2019, a complaint was filed in New York’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court by trustee Gregory Messer. This complaint was filed to seek the recovery of funds paid to performers, celebrities, agencies, vendors and everyone else that was involved in the marketing and the failure that was Fyre Festival.
Of course, these celebrities included Kendall Jenner. Along with prominent figures like Emily Ratajkowski, Blink-182 and Lil Yachty, etc. All these people were hit with lawsuits.
Kendall’s lawsuit demanded she pay a total of $275,000. However, she only agreed to a pay a fraction of the entire amount. Resulting in the $90,000.
According to court documents, Kendall posted this on her Instagram. “So hyped to announce my G.O.O.D Music Family as the first headliners for @fyrefestival. Use my promo code KJONFYRE for the next 24 hours to get on the list for the artists and talents afterparty on Fyre Cay.” However, the post was soon deleted.
Why Did Kendall Jenner Get In Trouble?
The lawsuit accused Kendall of misleading the public and spreading false news to ticket purchasers. It was led to believe that Kanye West, founder of the G.O.O.D. music label, was set to perform at the festival. “This conduct demonstrates a clear lack of good faith on Jenner’s part,” the lawsuit stated.
Moreover, Kendall also did not clearly state she was paid for the post. Hence, received a warning from the Federal Trade Commission.
Kendall addressed the scandal in 2019 through a New York Times interview. She said, “You get reached out to by people to, 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 also went on to say she did as much research as she could. But sometimes you just have to take a risk. And especially if it’s a starting brand.