The ruling came as part of a bankruptcy case involving the ill-fated music festival that took place in the Bahamas in April 2017. Models including
The ruling came as part of a bankruptcy case involving the ill-fated music festival that took place in the Bahamas in April 2017. Models including Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Bieber (nee Baldwin) and Bella Hadid participated in social media campaigns and advertisements leading up to the festival. The judge’s order says the agencies IMG Models (which represents Bieber and Hadid), DNA Model Management (which represents Ratajkowski), and Kendall Jenner Inc. must comply with subpoenas issued in the case.
Fyre Festival LLC filed for bankruptcy in July 2017, saying it couldn’t pay its vendors and other creditors.
The ruling in the bankruptcy case came after attorneys representing the trustee for the Fyre Festival LLC estate requested to examine a number of companies, individuals and agencies that received payments from the company behind the festival in exchange for “promotional services, advertisements, social media posts, musical performances, logistical support, vendor services, or guidance.”
According to an exhibit filed along with the attorneys’ request, IMG Models received more than $1.2 million from Fyre Festival LLC. DNA Model Management and Kendall Jenner Inc. each received nearly $300,000.
CNN has reached out to IMG, DNA Models, and a spokeswoman for Jenner for comment and has not heard back.