Lawyers for Ja Rule have filed a motion to dismiss the rapper from the Fyre Festival class action lawsuit. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ja Rule claims that those who bought tickets for the disastrous festival signed a contract with the event, not him. Therefore, the rapper is not liable for the breach of contract that left ticketholders who were expecting a luxury getaway stranded on an island in the Bahamas in April of 2017.
In addition to claiming that he was not a responsible party for the festival, Ja is arguing that the poor conditions attendees were subjected to were not as bad as they presented in the suit.
The motion to dismiss argues that the “food provided may not have been the gourmet food that Plaintiffs were expecting, but that complaint should be addressed through a breach of contract claim against the parties to the contract.”
Lawyers for Ja add that festivalgoers are exaggerating their situation on the island, explaining that they were provided with water despite what one attendee claims and that they may not have been given the “luxury villas” they were sold via flashy promotion videos, but they had some form of shelter.
Furthermore, Ja Rule insists that he is not liable for what happened at the festival since he only promoted it on social media twice. He insists he is be targeted because he is the only person associated with the festival who has any money.
In July, Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland and some of his associates settled a $24.7 million fraud case with the SEC over the failed businesses.