A caterer who featured on Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary has recouped the money she was forced to pay out via a new GoFundMe page.
Maryann Rolle detailed her experience of the Fyre Festival, explaining that she worked around the clock to be able to provide food for 6,000 festival attendees, but was left holding the bill as the Fyre Fest crumbled and the organizers left her high and dry.
A tearful Maryann explained that she was forced to use $50,000 of her own savings to pay workers, leaving her without a retirement fund. Prior to Friday's premiere of the documentary, she started a GoFundMe page to try and recoup.
The page reads:
"It has been an unforgettable experience catering to the organizers of Fyre Festival. Back in April 2017 I pushed myself to the limits catering no less than a 1000 meals per day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all prepared and delivered by Exuma Point to Coco Plum Beach, and Roker’s Point where the main events were scheduled to take place. Organizers would also visit my Exuma Point location to enjoy the prepared meals. Fyre Fest organizers were also checked into all the rooms at Exuma Point.As I make this plea it’s hard to believe and embarrassing to admit that I was not paid…I was left in a big hole! My life was changed forever, and my credit was ruined by Fyre Fest. My only resource today is to appeal for help. There is an old saying that goes “bad publicity is better than no publicity” and I pray that whoever reads this plea is able to assist.
As of Sunday morning, the page had raised $78,623 of their $123,000 goal.
Billy McFarland, the co-founder of Fyre is currently sitting in jail doing a 6-year bid for defrauding people out of millions of dollars. Ja Rule is also a founder of the festival but seems to have gotten away with his involvement in the fiasco. In the new Netflix doc, viewers saw just how involved the New York rapper actually was, and have been commenting on his Instagram page, blasting him for ripping off thousands.
Many believe that Ja Rule should also be behind bars.