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Kendall Jenner and Other Supermodels Face Subpoenas in Fyre Festival Probe

Posted on | January 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Kendall Jenner and Other Supermodels Face Subpoenas in Fyre Festival Probe

Kendall Jenner.

Did you know Kendall Jenner has over 100 million followers on her Instagram account? Do you know what that kind of influence is worth? Jenner was paid $250,000 to promote the disastrous 2017 Fyre Festival (see “‘Fyre Fraud’: A Millennial Woodstock,” Jan. 23) and now investigators are asking questions about that money:

Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and other models, Instagram influencers and artists who helped promote Fyre Festival could be forced to disclose information about payments they received from organizer Billy McFarland.
The trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Fyre Media on Friday asked a judge for a new round of subpoenas for the celebrities who helped build hype around the ill-fated festival in the Bahamas, according to Billboard.
Among them are Jenner, Hadid, Hailey Bieber, Emily Ratajkowski and other beautiful people who frolicked in the crystal-clear blue waters of the Caribbean in a promotional video that induced serious ‘fear of missing out’ among social media enthusiasts and drove thousands to purchase tickets for the event spanning two decadent weekends in spring 2017.
Nearly two years later, the subpoenas are part of an investigation into what happened to the estimated $26million McFarland raised from investors and doled out in the weeks and months before Fyre Festival went up in [metaphorical] flames, leaving thousands of attendees and workers broke and abandoned, investors swindled out of millions and, ultimately, landing McFarland behind bars.
Trustee Gregory Messer’s latest filing is seeking answers on $5.3million-worth of payments, Billboard reported.
One of the requested subpoenas is for IMG Models, the agency that represents supermodels like including Hadid, Bieber and Elsa Hosk, who appeared in a widely-seen promotional video for Fyre Festival.
Messer said IMG received payments of $1.2million from McFarland between November 2016 and February 2017, according to Billboard.
Another subpoena is for Jenner, who received a $250,000-payment in January 2017.
Jenner didn’t indicate whether she was being paid for the now-deleted post . . . which prompted a Federal Trade Commission warning about disclosure rules for sponsored social media posts.
An additional subpoena is slated for DNA Model Management, which represents Emily Ratajkowski and was paid $299,000 by McFarland in March 2017.

Emily Ratajkowski.

Whenever international supermodels are being investigated, readers trust The Other McCain to keep them informed of the latest updates. It’s sort of a public service. Also, hit the freaking tip jar. I may not have a hundred million Instagram followers, but I’m worth something, right?




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