It’s time to pay the piper!
Kendall Jenner has finally settled the lawsuit for her involvement with the infamous Fyre Festival. The model will be paying $90,000 for her promotion of the 2017 disaster of a music festival.
If you recall (and maybe you don’t, as there have been SO many other scandals since then), Fyre Festival was supposed to be a super-exclusive, luxe music festival in the Caribbean for the ultra-wealthy and oh so “influential” (lol yeah, how’d that turn out?).
According to court documents, Kenny was paid $275,000 for her Instagram post about the event, which turned out to be basically a huge scam. Crucially, Ken’s post didn’t indicate that she was being paid for sharing it. It DID, however, imply that her sister Kim Kardashian’s husband Kanye West might make an appearance… all of which spelled big trouble for Kendall!
The suit was filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York back in August 2019 by Gregory Messer, the event trustee recovering “money for creditors that lost money investing in the festival.” He said Kendall’s involvement with the promo “[demonstrated] a clear lack of good faith on Jenner’s part”.
The 24-year-old wasn’t the only celeb named in the suit — Emily Ratajkowski, Migos, Pusha T, Blink-182, and Lil Yachty were also in hot water for their own support of the festival.
Last year, the reality star offered a somewhat half-hearted explanation about how she got involved with the notorious festival. She told The New York Times:
“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… 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.”
She certainly couldn’t have thought she’d be coughing up $90,000 three years later… and yet, here we are! LOLz!
Nowadays, the KUWTK star is using her social media for good, rather than for scams. She recently partnered with designer Kenneth Cole and The Mental Health Coalition to “end the stigma against mental health conditions.” After opening up about her experience with anxiety on Good Morning America, Ken posted a video on her IG saying:
“Hey guys! Just checking in. I have been doing a lot of thinking during quarantine, mostly about mental health and how important it is always, but especially in these times with the devastation of coronavirus. And I just wanted to instill some hope in people, and know that everyone’s not alone in this isolation. So I have decided to join a challenge called ‘How Are You Really Challenge’, which basically lets people know how you’re really feeling. And for me, I have good days and I have some really anxious days, so I’m kind of off and on. But I want you to join me in this challenge. I want you to tell me how you really feel, and know that you’re not alone, and that we’re gonna get through this together.”
Now that’s a message we can get behind!
Ch-ch-check out Kendall’s IG post (below).
[Image via WENN/Instar]