The legal drama surrounding the infamous Fyre Festival is now coming after the models who helped advertise it.
IMG Models and DNA Model Management, which represent Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Emily Ratajkowsk, are now attached to a new lawsuit targeting the models that helped promote the FYRE Festival, a music event that led to hundreds of people being scammed out of their money and left stranded on an island in the Bahamas.
A court-appointed trustee in the Fyre Media case filed a request for the judge to submit several subpoenas on Friday for management agencies representing top models, demanding the models reveal how much they were paid by Billy McFarland and his company to promote Fyre Festival. In October, McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors out of more than $27.4 million, Business Insider reports.
Kendall Jenner may also be grouped in the lawsuit for receiving a $275,000 payment to promote the festival in one Instagram post, which has now been deleted. Additionally, trustee Gregory Messer wants a subpoena issued to everyone who worked on the festival, including musicians, suppliers, and other management agencies. The legal document states each party was given $5.3 million for their contribution. The festival was scheduled as a two-weekend event in April and May 2017. Tickets ranged from $1,200 to $100,000.
Fyre Festival “spent tremendous amounts of time and borrowed money promoting the Festival through YouTube videos and social media promotions featuring celebrities. As a result of this advertising and promotional blitz, thousands of people purchased tickets to the Festival,” the court filing said.