Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid Subpoenaed For Payments Received For Fyre Festival Ad

Written by on January 29, 2019

Maria Therese Agcopra Agcopra – Fourth Estate Contributor

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Kendall Jenner , Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk and the other models that appeared on the ad for Fyre Festival are now being subpoenaed as Fyre files for bankruptcy.

According to documents obtained by E New, Fyre Festival’s bankruptcy trustee Gregory Messer filed an ex-parte order to examine agencies involved with the company. The order was approved on Monday and an investigation is underway to find out what happened to the $26 million that Billy McFarland raised from investors.

In the months that led to the doomed festival, McFarland had already spent an estimate of $11.3 million.

A judge has signed multiple subpoenas for several agencies, including Paradigm, for payments for the artists booked for the event. Billboard reports that Messer wants to subpoena IMG Models, which represents Hosk, Hadid, and Baldwin. Messer alleged that the modeling agency receive $1.2 million from McFarland between November 2016 and February 2017.

Jenner is also being subpoenaed for a $250,000 payment made to her in January 2017 in relation to her participation in the Fyre Festival promotional video. Aside from the ad, Jenner also posted on Instagram that artists from Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label would be performing at the festival. However, Jenner’s post did not indicate that it was a paid ad for the event, violating the Federal Trade Commission’s policy about disclosure rules for sponsored posts.

Other big names that Messer wants to subpoena include Soulja Boy, who was supposedly paid $115,000 in August 2016, and Waka Flocka Flame, who received $150,000.

ICM Partners and CAA will also be investigated for receiving $250,000 each as payment for their talents. ICM represents Lil Yachty, Migos, and Rae Sremmurd, who were expected to perform at Fyre Festival.

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