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Jilted business owner gets help following Fyre Festival disaster

The recent release of two documentaries about 2017's failed Fyre Festival have brought the entertainment disaster back into public view and has resulted in one jilted business owner getting some support.
 
A fundraising campaign for Bahamian restaurant owner Maryann Rolle has raised more than US$140,000 after Rolle claimed in one of the documentaries she had to spend her life savings to pay her staffers after festival organisers scammed her.
 
Instead of a tropical Coachella, it turned out to be a desolate, half-built wasteland of tents and soggy mattresses with minimal food and no celebrities in attendance. 
 
Angry attendees called it a scam, and the law agreed.
 
In October 2018, Fyre Festival's organiser, Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud.
 
Both Netflix and Hulu have released documentaries reliving the failed event. 


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