Fyre Music Fest Was More 'Hunger Games' Than Coachella, Says Mark Geragos Lawsuit
publish date: 2017-05-23
Litigation is piling up like bonfire kindling against organizers of the Fyre Festival that flamed out in a fiasco.
Angry participants had lashed out on social media with the hashtag #fyrefraud as the music festival fell apart on an island in the Bahamas in April and fraud is the first claim in a $100 million class-action suit.
The suit amended earlier this month in federal court on behalf of a Los Angeles man said the events planned over two weekends were "nothing more than a get-rich-quick scam" akin to a Ponzi scheme that put the lives -- and small fortunes -- of thousands of participants in jeopardy.
"The festival’s lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees -- suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions -- that was closer to ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’ than Coachella," according to the suit filed by attorney Mark Geragos.