Models Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski are among the celebrities being sued by a bankruptcy trustee as a result of promoting the infamous Fyre Festival, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Along with Jenner, 23, and Ratajowski, 28, musicians Migos, Pusha T, Blink-182, and Lil Yachty were hit with the lawsuit on Wednesday — which has been obtained by PEOPLE — in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York by trustee Gregory Messer. Messer has been investigating the scandal, led by William “Billy” McFarland, since 2017, when the event was supposed to take place in the Bahamas.
According to the WSJ, the lawsuits are seeking to recover money paid to talent agencies, performers they represent and some vendors, including two companies that were paid to charter musicians to the festival on private jets and yachts.
The trustee alleges in one of the lawsuits that Jenner was paid $250,000 to promote Fyre Festival months before the event through a since-deleted Instagram post. She earned an additional $25,000 days after sharing the post.
McFarland — who is currently serving a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to fraud charges — was also sued for $14 million that allegedly transferred to his company Fyre Media Inc. from its bankrupt subsidiary that formed to promote the fake festival.