As if the Fyre Festival storyline couldn’t get worse, the founder of Fyre Festival Billy McFarland informed employees over a conference call that none of them would be getting paid. To make matters worse, he wouldn’t be firing them which would open them up for unemployment benefits. He urged them they can stick around and be unpaid saying:
“I understand that this is not an ideal situation for everybody, and this will likely cause a lot of you to resign, which we totally get and understand,” he said. “That said, if you want to stick with us, we’d love to have you and we’d love to work together and hunker down and get back to a place where everything resumes to business as usual.”
Ja Rule was also on this conference call, but he was just a listener in this conversation. VICE News has gotten ahold of this audio which you can listen to below.
Since the fiacso weekend, Fyre Media has been the target of at least seven lawsuits, including one class action seeking $100 million in damages. EHL Funding, an former investor, filed suit last week alleging the company had defaulted on a $3 million in loan money.