Bloomberg Law
July 11, 2019, 12:21 AMUpdated: July 11, 2019, 10:05 AM

Ja Rule Free From Fyre Festival Fraud Class Action (1)

Perry Cooper
Perry Cooper

Ja Rule and Grant Margolin are free from a class action alleging they falsely promoted the ill-fated Fyre Festival as a luxury music event on a private island in the Bahamas, a federal court ruled July 10.

The plaintiffs didn’t allege plausible fraud claims against festival chief marketing officer Margolin or co-founder Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, Judge P. Kevin Castel wrote for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The plaintiffs allege Ja Rule and Margolin made false representations on social media about the festival’s accommodations, luxury offerings, band performances, amenities, cuisine, ...

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