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Blink-182 sued by the doomed Fyre Festival. Wait–what?

The doomed Fyre Festival is may be far in the review mirror with the people responsible now in jail, but the legal issues continue. To wit: a series of lawsuits filed this week.

When Fyre was thrown into bankruptcy, a trustee was appoint to sort through the financial carnage, a mess that includes blink-182.

The band was contracted to play the Fyre Festival but pulled out a few days ahead when they realized the whole thing was going to be a disaster. According to this suit, the band was given a deposit of US$500,000, which they allegedly kept even after the cancellation.

The trustee doesn’t like this, so it has filed suit against blink because it wants that money back. Not from the band directly, but from CAA, their agency.

And they’re not alone. Suits have been filed against a variety of people associated with the Fyre Festival.

  • Model Emily Ratajkowski, one of the “influencers” hired to promote the festival: $300,000
  • Kendall Jenner, another influencer: $275,000
  • Nue Agency, the representative for Pusha T, and others booked to perform: $730,000
  • ICM agency, the representative for Migos, Rae Sremmond, and Lil Yatchy: $350,000

It’s the festival that just keeps on taking. More at Variety.

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