Two men who attended the ill-fated Fyre Festival in the Bahamas last year have been awarded $5 Million in damages! Blogger Seth Crossno and co-plaintiff Mark Thompson (both of North Carolina) sued Fyre Fest co-founder Billy McFarland, last May, for no less than #25,000 for hotels and flights, along with damages including mental anguish, pain, and suffering after spending $13k each on luxury VIP packages.
And, due to all of that anguish, they've been awarded $5 million after McFarland failed to respond to over a year's worth of court proceedings. Each attendee received $1.5 million in compensatory damages and an additional $1 million in punitive damages. Now, will they actually ever see the money? (source Variety)