Fyre Festival Restaurant Owner Wants Ja Rule to Donate $100,000

Fyre Festival Restaurant Owner Wants Ja Rule to Donate $100,000

Fyre Festival Restaurant Owner Wants Ja Rule to Donate $100,000

In the Netflix documentary, titled Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Rolle recounts how -when McFarland fled - she was left dipping into her own funds to pay her employees.

Maryann Rolle, who runs the Exuma Point Bar and Grille, says she used $50,000 (£38,000) of her own money to pay other staff who helped at the event. Ja Rule can be heard on the phone saying, "Right now, yes, we are the fucking laughing stock of everything". What happened on Great Exuma just highlights how most people treat this area of the world.

The Bahamian restaurateur who lost her life savings after the Fyre Festival debacle has raised over $161,000 thanks to an online fundraiser.

Rolle's plea for help after suffering a financial loss she describes as "embarrassing to admit" has begun trending, raising tens of thousands of dollars in less than a week since the documentary's release.

"I pushed myself to the limit catering no less than a 1,000 meals per day ... my life was changed forever and my credit was ruined by Fyre Fest".

In just eight days the initial goal of $123,000 has already been surpassed and has now reached just over $163K at the time of publication.

Ja Rule has also seen the documentary, it would seem, and was also moved by the plight befallen on Rolle as a result of his failed festival. Like other Bahamian laborers and Fyre staffers who scrambled to put the event together, Rolle was never paid.

The rapper has not been charged with any criminal or civil crimes attached to the Fyre Festival. In October 2018, Fyre Festival's organizer, Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud.

"(The guests) were quite happy, they danced, they drank until the sun set, and when the sun set and they had to get into that bus and leave to go to the festival site, that's when it becomes sour", she said.

Last week, Hulu and Netflix released competing documentaries on the disastrous Fyre Festival event. Just preparing food all day and all night.

In 2017, Fyre festival had taken the internet by storm, but for all the wrong reasons.

Instead of gourmet food, an image showed one festival-goer had been presented with two unbuttered basic pieces of brown bread, two thin slices of cheese and a handful of salad.

An advert for the festival featured supermodels Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin.

Back in 2017, after desperate attendees' tweets went viral, Ja Rule claimed the event was not a scam: "I truly apologize as this is not my fault... but I'm taking responsibility".

In light of the documentaries, he was met with a fresh batch of criticism - including being called a "manipulator" and "liar" by Twitter users. His partner, rapper Ja Rule, insists he, too, was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hoodwinked, led astray".

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