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It’s been just over one year since the booze-soaked, model-endorsed fiasco unfolded, two scathing documentaries have released via Netflix and Hulu investigating the head-scratching series of events that ultimately led to its failure, and the saga of the elusive Fyre Festival continues. Founder and convicted con-artist Billy McFarland has made headlines again, this time by his own …

In the past week, Instagram models Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski among others and their talent agencies have been served subpoenas by the court-appointed investigator diving deep into the Fyre Festival’s financials. In addition, music talent agencies CAA, Paradigm and ICM have been served regarding $1.4 million in up-front payments for talent which …

A GoFundMe fundraiser campaign has been launched this past weekend on behalf of Maryann Rolle, owner of the Exuma Point Resort who was out more than $50,000 after providing thousands of meals to Fyre Festival workers only to be stiffed on the bill for food as well as lodging. The campaign has been trending since this past …

While Netflix got the initial jump on the Fyre Festival documentary buzz with their trailer last fall, Hulu has beat them to the punch with their Fyre Festival doc “FYRE FRAUD” available today for streaming while Netflix’s “FYRE, The Greatest Festival That Never Happened” drops on this Friday the 18th. Both documentaries focus on the …

The 27 year-old, disgraced Fyre Festival creator, Billy McFarland, discovered his fate today in a New York court for his debunked 2017 festival in the Bahamas. A Manhattan judge sentenced the fraudster to 6 years in prison, 3 years of probation, and to pay back $26 million in restitutions. Federal judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said …

According to TMZ, Billy McFarland the founder of the imfamous Fyre Festival has pled guilty to 2 counts of wire fraud. Each count  carries up to a 20 year sentence. This appears to end the saga of what may go down as the worst example of hubris is launching a festival that any of us …

Yesterday in Manhattan Federal Court, Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland plead not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank. As the charges were brought in a document known as “information,” this typically suggests a plea deal is in the works. If convicted, McFarland would face up to 20 years …