Ja Rule dismissed from £77M lawsuit brought by Fyre Festival attendees
The saga of the Fyre Festival continues, but it’s going to do so without Ja Rule.
The rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, had been named as a defendant in a $100 million (£77 million) class action lawsuit brought by attendees. He had invested in and promoted the poorly-planned, epically bad 2017 event on social media.
However, he was dropped from the lawsuit earlier this month, according to multiple reports.
Judge P. Kevin Castel first cleared Ja Rule in July, but lawyers on the other side wanted him to remain part of the lawsuit. They noted a tweet from him and evidence featured in the two Fyre Festival documentaries, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened and Fyre Fraud.
However, Billboard, which obtained the judge’s order in the matter, reports that he didn’t find evidence that anyone bought tickets to the event because of the artist’s promotion.
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