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Kendall Jenner, models may have to testify over failed Fyre Festival

Models and social media stars who promoted the scandal-laden Fyre Festival may be forced to testify about the luxury weekend-turned-scam, according to a new court filing.

At least five celebrities who created hype around the event — including models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski — may be required to answer questions about payments they received from disgraced organizer Billy McFarland, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal Bankruptcy Court Friday.

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The subpoenas are linked to an investigation into what happened to the estimated $26 million McFarland spent in the months before the Fyre Festival imploded with massive food, shelter and security problems.

Many of the models were paid to frolic in the Caribbean ocean for a video promoting the event in spring 2017.

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In the court papers, trustee Gregory Messer demands to know what happened to roughly $5.2 million worth of festival cash.

“The Trustee believes that these transfers were made from funds that belong to the Debtor in connection with the Fyre Festival,” the court documents state.

One of the subpoenas is for IMG Models, the agency representing supermodels Hadid, Hailey Bieber and Elsa Hosk.

Another demands that Jenner, who was allegedly paid $250,000 for an Instagram post about Kanye West’s posse performing at Fyre, appear in court.

The so-called luxury festival was supposed to take place in late April and early 2017 on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma. 

Last year, McFarland pleaded guilty to fraud charges and is now serving six years in prison.


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