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Fyre Festival Promoter Billy McFarland Sued for Allegedly Screwing Someone Else Over

By TheBlast Staff

Billy McFarland — the disgraced promoter of the legendarily awful Fyre Festival — is being sued again, but this time it has nothing to do with that crappy music festival.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, McFarland is being sued by his former landlord for allegedly failing to pay rent. Barclay Development claims McFarland executed a commercial office lease with Barclay back on August 26, 2016 for Fyre Media. The $32,500/month lease was to run until August 2019.

But according to Barclay, McFarland stopped paying his rent in May and was eventually evicted.

Now Barclay is suing and seeking $130,000 in unpaid rent, $7,784.80 in unpaid real estate taxes, $6,889.23 in unpaid late fees and $3,100.16 in unpaid interest charges — for a total of $147,774.20 in damages.

Fyre Media was forced into bankruptcy following the disastrous music festival in the Bahamas. McFarland was also arrested on charges of wire fraud related to the festival and is facing up to 20 years in prison.

We reached out to a lawyer for McFarland — so far, no word back.

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