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Major Fyre Festival lawsuit clears Ja Rule of wrongdoing

Major Fyre Festival lawsuit clears Ja Rule of wrongdoing

He was initially cleared back in July but an appeal was launched

Ja Rule has been cleared of wrongdoing in relation to 2017's Fyre Festival disaster.

After being initially cleared back in July for actively promoting the event, an appeal was launched by Fyre founder Billy McFarland's legal team, who argued that Ja Rule was aware the festival was destined to fail.

The rapper has now been cleared of wrongdoing, which was filed in a $100 million dollar lawsuit from attendees of Fyre Festival. Brought by celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos on behalf of festival goer Daniel Jung, the lawsuit accuses the festival organisers of fraud, citing the festival's "lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees — suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions."

Fyre Festival was advertised as a luxury festival, which included a host of models and promised the best in music, art and food on a private island in the Bahamas. Festival go-ers were ultimately left stranded at the non-existent event, on a different island to the originally advertised Saddleback Cay, and provided with prepackaged sandwiches, wet mattresses and less-then-glamourous tents.

Earlier this year, McFarland said there would be another Fyre Festival. He is currently serving a six-year sentence on fraud-related charges.