As foretold by hundreds of tweets, Fyre Festival is now the target of a hefty class-action lawsuit.
Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos, who has represented Winona Ryder and Kesha in the past, filed suit against festival organizers Ja Rule and Billy McFarland on Sunday (April 30). He’s currently suing on behalf of Fyre attendee Daniel Jung, but is also attempting to loop in at least 150 total plaintiffs.
Variety reports that Jung is pursuing $5 million in damages for “alleged fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, and negligent misrepresentation.” Across the whole class-action lawsuit, Geragos would reportedly be seeking $100 million in damages at minimum.
The suit claims that Fyre 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.”
When you cite Lord of the Flies in your lawsuit, it’s clear you mean business. Maybe Fyre Festival shouldn’t have advertised all those adorable swimming pigs after all.