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Kendall Jenner is just one of the models and social media influencers who have been sued for promoting the shambles that was Fyre Festival…
The 24-year-old model was sued for $90,000 back in August last year in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. The lawsuit was taken out by Gregory Messer, the event’s trustee, who is trying to pay back the creditors who invested in the failed festival.
Back in 2017 – wow, has it really been that long? – Kendall received quite a large paycheck for an Instagram post which promoted the controversial Fyre Festival.
According to reports, the court documents state that she was paid $250,000 to share the (obviously now deleted) promotional post, and then received a further $25,000 just a few days later.
Gregory Messer claimed that Kendall made her followers believe the festival “would be filled with famous models on an exotic private island with ‘first-class culinary experiences and a luxury atmosphere.’”
She also “did not indicate to the public that she was paid to promote the Festival”, which is a big no-no.
And that’s not all…
According to the court documents, Kendall’s post allegedly misled her fans, as it indicated that her brother-in-law, Kanye West, would be performing at the festival. Which, as we now all know, was a lie…
“Further, Jenner’s reference to her ‘G.O.O.D. Music Family’ as ‘headliners’ at the Festival, intentionally led certain members of the public and ticket purchasers to believe that Jenner’s brother in law, famous musician and GOOD Music record label founder Kanye West, may be or would be performing at the Festival,” the lawsuit read.
“In fact, Mr. West was never going to perform at the Festival. This conduct demonstrates a clear lack of good faith on Jenner’s part.”
Yikes! Although Kendall hasn’t addressed the controversy much – we don’t blame her, to be honest – she did mention it briefly during an interview with The New York Times last April…
“I definitely 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 kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will,” she told the publication.
“You never really know what’s going to happen.”
We bet Kendall Jenner couldn’t wait to hand the $90,000 over and never hear or talk about Fyre Festival again!