Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid And More Face Subpoenas
Since Netflix released their doco on the Fyre Festival, almost everyone's been talking about the failed 2017 festival.
If you haven't seen the documentary yet, Fyre Festival was organised by Billy McFarland, who is now serving six years in prison after pleading guilty to several counts of fraud.
The festival promised ticket buyers a luxury experience, over two weeks in the Bahamas, but instead delivered disaster relief tents instead of fancy villas and packaged sandwiches instead of meals cooked by celebrity chefs.
A bankruptcy court is now trying to put together what happened to the massive $26 million (USD) contributed by investors, and Gregory Messer, the trustee, is applying for subpoenas of the agencies who represent models and influencers involved in the promotion of the festival.
A highly publicised video which promoted the two week long festival featured Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Bieber, Elsa Hosk, Alessandra Ambrosio and more.
Messer claims that IMG Models, who look after Bella, Hailey and Elsa received $1.2 million (USD) from McFarland from November 2016 through to February 2017.
Gregory Messer believes Kendall Jenner was paid $250,000 (USD) for a post the model shared on her Instagram, saying that members of Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music family would be performing at the festival.
This post has now been deleted, and even prompted the Federal Trade Commission to issue celebrities and influences a warning, in regards to disclosing relationships with companies and clients paying for endorsement posts.