Fyre Fest Documentary Star Makes Huge Donation To The Unpaid Staff

If you somehow haven’t seen Netflix’s new Fyre Festival documentary, you’ve almost definitely heard the conversations that have followed it.

Telling the story of the disastrous event that was dubbed had been dubbed as a luxury festival, with some of the biggest names in music taking to the stage.

On the whole, the response to the film was general anger towards the festival’s co-founder Billy McFarland who appeared to consistently refuse to acknowledge his errors and put a lot of people at risk.

One person that was featured in the documentary broke the hearts of viewers everywhere though. That was Bahamian restaurant worker Maryann Rolle who said she had lost $50,000 of her life savings – with her team working stupid hours to prepare 1,000 meals per day.

In the aftermath of the documentary, a GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for Maryann, which has no reached nearly $200,000.

JerryMedia was hired as the media organiser for the calamitous festival. Elliot Tebele, creator of Jerry Media/FuckJerry, was an executive producer of the Netflix documentary.

Tebele has since taken to Twitter to announce that his company had taken all the money earned from the documentary and donated it to the GoFundMe page.

Tebele also added that his company were also owed money for the work they did on the festival.

Ja Rule who worked alongside McFarland to put the festival together has been defending his role in the event. He says he too was scammed.

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