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The legal system sided withJa Rule in a major legal victory for the rapper. Last week a judge dismissed an appeal filed by the angry Fyre Festival goers through Geragos & Geragos’ law firm.
They hoped Ja would be one of many people held responsible for a $100 million class-action lawsuit filed against Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland and everyone else that were responsible for the 2017 event that went horribly wrong.
Judge Kevin Castel sided with Rule, aka Jeffrey Atkins, and Fyre Festival chief marketing officer Grant Margolin earlier this month, coming to a conclusion the two had no idea of the disasterous inner workings that went down although they did promote the festival.
In other words Ja was just the hired talent!!!
An appeal was filed to include Rule’s name on the suit, which was later denied by the court.
Ja’s lawyer, Ryan Hayden Smith, released a statement pointing the string of rulings prove “nothing short of a total vindication” for his client.
“In July, the Court dismissed all Fyre Festival claims against Mr. Atkins. After this loss, plaintiffs’ law firm Geragos & Geragos appealed that decision. Today, the Court denied their appeal. This ruling is nothing short of a total vindication of Mr. Atkins.”
Are you reeeeeeeeady!!!!!
Although Rule’s name has been removed, legal matters continue to be a problem for McFarland. He was sentenced to six years in federal prison for fraud back in October 2018, and ordered to pay festival investors $26 million. McFarland was also ordered to pay another $2.8 million to EHL Funding, a company that loaned him money to help fund Fyre Festival.
Word on the streets is Ja is thinking about doing a similar festival again. But can the people trust him?!
What’s your 2 cents?!