Bella Hadid And Other Fyre Festival Models To Be Issued Subpoenas

The agencies representing the models who appeared in the Fyre Festival promo video are now facing subpoenas over the fees they were paid.

Two agencies that represent Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Elsa Hosk and Emily Ratajkowski are expected to receive the subpoenas shortly, according to Billboard.

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It comes as part of the investigations to figure out what happened to the $11.3 million that convicted fraudster Billy McFarland paid out in the time leading up to the failed 2017 Fyre Festival.

A judge has signed off on a subpoena for the talent agencies, which included Paradigm and IMG Models.

Gregory Messer, a trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Fyre Media, says that IMG (which represents Hadid, Bieber and Hosk) was paid $1.2 million from McFarland between November 2016 to February 2017.

It is reported that McFarland raised a total of $26 million from investors, and the officials are trying to figure out where the money went in the bankruptcy case.

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Messer is also investigating a $250,000 payment made to Jenner in January 2017.

Messer is asking the judge for additional subpoenas of Soulja Boy and Waka Flocka Flame, who were paid to use the Fyre App, which would allow fans to book their favourite artists without going through an agent.

NME reports that McFarland is currently serving a six-year jail sentence for multiple counts of fraud related to the failed Fyre Festival, which has since become the subject of two separate documentaries.


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