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Ja Rule's Fyre Festival hit with $100 million class-action lawsuit

Ja Rule's Fyre Festival hit with $100 million class-action lawsuit

"He and his staff have left the items with a security company guarding it". Requests for comment from their respective representatives were not immediately returned to ABC News.

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Tents and a portable toilet set up for attendees for the Fyre Festival in the Exuma islands, Bahamas.

The tickets cost between $1,200 and $200,000 and the event was billed as an exclusive weekend of music, luxury cuisine and celebrities.

The lawsuit alleges McFarland and Atkins warned musicians and celebrities not to attend the festival, but didn't warn attendees of the same.

The co-founder blames inclement weather for the festival's failure, but promises refunds and free tickets to next year's event for those who spent up to thousands of dollars on ticket packages to the festival in the Bahamas. "We will be working on refunds over the next few days and will be in touch directly with guests with more details".

NME reports a statement released by the festival's organizers April 28 said, "After assessing the situation this morning and looking at the best options for our guests, we cannot move forward as we hoped we could".

They got an unforgettable experience, but not the way they were expecting.

There were ominous signs that the festival would not go according to plan.

"The organizer of Fyre Festival had no prior experience putting on a music festival, so from the client side, make sure the PR firm you hire has actually done the work they are pitching you and succeeded at it", Ditto says. "We set up water and waste management, brought an ambulance from NY, and chartered 737 planes to shuttle our guests via 12 flights a day from Miami". The team has made a decision to work with expert, seasoned event planners for the 2018 Fyre Festival, which will be located on a beach venue in the United States.

Ja Rule and McFarland have issued apologies to the guests and promised restitution but claimed they did not know how the event got so sideways and claim they are not responsible.

"I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT ... but I'm taking responsibility I'm deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this", Ja Rule said. The document alleges that because attendees were told that Fyre was a "cashless" event, they were dependent upon the organizers for transportation because local buses and taxis would only accept cash.

And what happened next wasn't ideal, either, the lawsuit says, claiming festivalgoers were "unable to escape the unfolding disaster due to their reliance upon Defendants for transportation".

The island nation's tourism office called the situation "total disorganization and chaos". "We're going to take every measure to make this right for everybody now, and make this right for everybody next year, on a large scale".


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