Bella Hadid And Kendall Jenner Will Have To Reveal What They Were Paid To Promote Fyre Festival
Bankruptcy courts are looking into what exactly Billy McFarland spent all that money on.
The mess made by the doomed Fyre Festival is still being cleaned up – and the latest? Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber and Emily Ratajkowski may be forced to reveal how much money they got paid to promote the festival.
Billboard reports that the talent agencies that represent the models are expected to receive subpoenas ordering them to provide proof of payments from Fyre Media.
Founder McFarland, who has been jailed for six years for fraud, raised $26m from investors for the festival – bankruptcy lawyers are now trying to figure out where all that money went.
Kendall Jenner may also be forced to reveal more details about the $250,000 she received for a now-deleted post about the festival on Instagram (she announced acts that were slated to perform, and offered her followers a discount code for tickets). Kendall did not disclose that the post was paid for at the time, which earned her a warning from the Federal Trade Commission.
As seen in the two documentaries about the festival, models including Hailey, Emily, Chanel Iman, Elsa Hosk and Alessandra Ambrosio were hired to spend a week in the Bahamas to create promotional videos and photos for the festival, as well as post about it on their Instagram accounts.
According to Elle, the models and crew felt the shoot was “chaotic and unprofessional” and from the Netflix documentary, it appeared that McFarland and Fyre co-founder Ja Rule were treating it as a week-long party.
The subpoenas will determine not just how much money was spent on celebrity spokespeople, but also fees paid to acts, caterers, service staff, and consultants.
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