On April 28, 2017, a tweet blew up the Internet from Trevor DeHaas, @trev4president with a picture of a very sad bread and cheese meal saying “Here’s the dinner they fed us tonight. Literally slices of bread, cheese, and salad with no dressing #fyrefraud #fyrefestival #dumpsterfyre
This was day one of the Fyre Festival fraud perpetrated by 25-year old Fyre Media CEO & Founder Billy McFarland. Hundreds of people were stranded, millions of dollars were borrowed and never paid back. Here is the story of one of the biggest (and youngest) frauds we have covered on this show.
Sources for this episode:
- Fyre Festival Wikipedia
- Fyre Fest Intro/First Clip
- NME Ja Rule sells Cheese Sandwich for NFT
- CNBC “American Greed”
- Washington Post
- Netflix: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
- Vulture (NY Magazine)
- Vanity Fair
- ABC “Where Are They Now?”
- Vogue (First-person account)
- Hulu: Fyre Fraud
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