Kendall Jenner has settled with creditors who invested in the ill-fated 2017 Fyre Festival.
The model will pay $90,000 for promoting the festival in a since-deleted Instagram post, according to court documents obtained by ABC News.
According to a 2019 lawsuit filed by Gregory Messer, a trustee of the Estate of Fyre Festival LLC, Jenner was paid $275,000 to post about the event on social media, making her millions of followers believe it "would be filled with famous models on an exotic private island with 'first-class culinary experiences and a luxury atmosphere.'"
However, the lawsuit states, Jenner "did not indicate to the public that she was paid to promote the Festival."
"Further, Jenner's reference to her 'G.O.O.D. Music Family' as 'headliners' at the Festival, intentionally led certain members of the public and ticket purchasers to believe that Jenner's brother in law, famous musician and GOOD Music record label founder Kanye West, may be or would be performing at the Festival," the lawsuit states. "In fact, Mr. West was never going to perform at the Festival. This conduct demonstrates a clear lack of good faith on Jenner's part."
A representative for Jenner had no comment.
The Fyre Festival, which took place in the Bahamas in 2017, was, notoriously, a disaster. Thanks to founder Billy McFarland's scam, attendees were left stranded with poorly-constructed tents, a lack of food and clean water and an insufficient number of public toilets. McFarland pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, after the fact, and is now serving a six-year prison sentence. He must also pay restitution of the more than $26 million he raised for the event.
"You get reached out to by people to, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never know how these things are going to turn out, sometimes it's a risk," Jenner told The New York Times last year. "I definitely do as much research as I can, but sometimes there isn't much research you can do because it's a starting brand and you kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will."
"You never really know what's going to happen," she added.
Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.
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