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Court concludes Ja Rule not liable for promoting Fyre Festival

The ruling concluded that he may not have been aware of how badly the festival was organised...

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Ja Rule will not be held accountable for promoting Fyre festival, a judge has ruled.

While festival co-founder Billy McFarland remains in federal prison due to lawsuits, Judge Kevin Castle has ruled that Ja Rule and Fyre's head of marketing Grant Margolin will not be liable for the festival falling apart.

Ja Rule actively promoted 2017's Fyre Festival, which included a host of models and promised the best in music, art and food on a private island in the Bahamas. Festival go-ers were ultimately left stranded at the non-existent luxury festival, on a different island to the originally advertised Saddleback Cay, and provided with prepackaged sandwiches, wet mattresses and less-then-glamourous tents.

The judge ruled that despite Ja Rule and Margolin being involved in the promotion of the festival, they may not have been aware of the details which would lead to the disastrous events that ensued.

Earlier this year, boxes of official Fyre Festival merchandise were auctioned to reimburse fraud victims.

VestiVille, which was due to take place in the Belgium city of Lommel, was cancelled this month after concerns with crowd safety and infrastructure were raised. 

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