EXCLUSIVE: Rapper Ja Rule Emerges Victorious - Dismissed From $100 Million Fyre Festival Lawsuit
(AllHipHop News) Ja Rule can breathe a sigh of relief.
The Queens, New York rapper has officially been dismissed from a $100 million civil lawsuit fans filed over the infamous Fyre Festival.
Power attorney Mark Geragos is representing scorned attendees who filed the class-action lawsuit against the Fyre Festival's imprisoned founder Billy McFarland and several other executives.
Ja Rule was also named in the lawsuit, although he was dropped from the legal action in July of 2019.
Lawyers for Geragos' firm filed an amended complaint in an attempt to have Ja Rule re-added to the class action lawsuit, over allegations he had advance knowledge the Fyre Festival was going to be a flop.
Last week, a judge sided with Ja Rule and finally blocked any further attempt to go after the rap star.
"This Court rejected plaintiffs’ conclusory assertions that they relied on defendants’ representations about the Festival as insufficient to state a claim for fraud," Judge P. Kevin Castel ruled. "In the case of Atkins, plaintiffs alleged an actionable false statement, but failed to allege that they acted in reliance thereon."
Ja Rule's lawyer Ryan Hayden Smith issued a statement to AllHipHop.com regarding the failed attempt to wrangle the hip-hop artist back into the lawsuit.
"This ruling is nothing short of a total vindication of Mr. Atkins," Ja Rule's lawyer Ryan Hayden Smith told AllHipHop.com.