A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that Ja Rule can be dismissed from a civil suit over the Fyre Festival which scammed millions of dollars from investors and customers.
Ja Rule was a co-founder of the festival, but after the festival crashed and burned, he distanced himself from the epic failure.
Federal court Judge P. Kevin Castel ruled on Wednesday, the attendees, who were left high and dry on the Bahamas island, did not meet the legal standard to bring fraud claims against Ja Rule and another defendant, Grant Margolin, the festival’s chief marketing officer, per Page Six.
Ja Rule is “not alleged to have known of individual ticket or merchandise sales,” the judge said. “In December 2016 he posted on his personal Twitter account that the Festival would be ‘FOMO – inducing’ and one thousand times better than Coachella. These statements have been found to be no more than puffery.”
Ja Rule faced backlash after both Hulu and Netflix aired documentaries on the festival which appeared to show the rapper very much involved in the process.
Fyre co-founder Billy McFarland was convicted of defrauding investors out of $27.4 million and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Both Ja Rule and McFarland face several more lawsuits pertaining to the festival, so he is not completely out of the woods just yet.