Artists, models and influencers who were paid to help promote the disastrous Fyre Festival are facing subpoenas as investigators attempt to figure out what happened to the money that disappeared as the festival went up in flames.
Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber and Emily Ratajkowski could all come under the microscope as the courts attempt to figure out where the 26 million dollars uber-huckster Billy McFarland raised for the festival went.
Billboard reports that a Fyre Media bankruptcy trustee is looking to subpoena IMG Models, which represents both Hadid and Bieber. IMG received payments totaling $1.2 million ahead of the festival. Trustee Gregory Messer also hopes to look into a $250,000 payment made to Jenner to promote the festival.
Jenner's post, which hinted that G.O.O.D. Music members would play at the fest, landed the influencer and mogul in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission. Jenner failed to indicate that her post was an ad.
Messer is also issuing subpoena requests to Soulja Boy and Waka Flocka Flame, who were paid $115,000 and $150,000 by the festival, respectively. Altogether, Messer filed a request for some $5.3 million in payments in the subpoena requests filed on Friday.
Though the festival was nearly two years ago, public fascination with the luxury event that went spectacularly left hasn't waned. Two competing documentaries on the fest were released last week. Hulu's Fyre Fraud focused on organizer Billy McFarland and the system that enabled him and Netflix's Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened focuses on the fallout and suffering caused by the festival's collapse.
McFarland has since been convicted of fraud and apologized for his misdeeds in a letter from prison.