Kendall Jenner has agreed to settle a lawsuit stemming from her involvement in the epic fail that was the Fyre Festival. 💸
Filed in August 2019 by Gregory Messer, a trustee supervising the Fyre Fest bankruptcy, the suit accused Jenner of promoting the festival on her Instagram and "intentionally [leading] certain members of the public and ticket purchasers to believe" that Kanye West was performing.
Furthermore, her post didn't include any mention that she was a sponsor.
Per court docs reviewed by Women's Wear Daily, Jenner will settle the dispute for $90,000. That's only about a third of the $275,000 she was paid for the post, so maybe it wasn't the worst business decision, low-key.
Beyond Jenner, several other celebrities have been the targets of similar suits, including Emily Ratajkowski, Migos, Pusha-T and Lil Yachty. Messer filed 14 total suits to try and recoup some of the $14.4 million that Billy McFarland, the infamous founder of Fyre Media, spent to organize the event, an amount now owed to creditors and investors.
In an interview with The New York Times last year, Jenner discussed what led her to get involved with the unknown music festival and claimed she had no clue how dysfunctional things were behind the scenes.
"You get reached out to by people to, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never know how these things are going to turn out, sometimes it’s a risk," she said. "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. You never really know what’s going to happen."
For those who may need a refresher on the wildly entertaining Netflix or Hulu documentaries about the Fyre Fest scandal, McFarland is now serving a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to fraud.
Having raised $26 million, he's also supposed to pay all of that money back in restitution.