It has been announced that Ja Rule – real name Jeffrey Bruce Atkins – has now officially been cleared of a lawsuit related to his involvement in Fyre Festival which was reported to have come to a total of $100 million.
A judge has dismissed the appeal which was filed by the dissatisfied Fyre Festival crowd through the law firm of Geragos & Geragos.
The lawsuit was put in place by the Fyre Fest founder, Billy Mcfarland, along with those responsible for the botched 2017 event.
According to reports, Rule’s lawyer – Ryan Haden Smith – pointed to a string of rulings which have proved “nothing short of total vindication” for his client. Smith added: “In July, the court dismissed that Fyre Festival claims against Mr Atkins.
“After this loss, plaintiffs’ law firm Geragos & Geragos appealed that decision. Today, the Court denied their appeal. This ruling is nothing short of total vindication of Mr Atkins.”
Now Rule’s name has been officially cleared, the legal matters haver continued to pile up for McFarland. October 2018 saw him get sentenced to six years in a federal prison after he was convicted of fraud, and ordered to pay $26 million to festival investors.
Back in February, McFarland was also given the order to pay another $2.8 million to EHL Funding, a company that came to loan him money which would help him fund Fyre Festival.