The 2017 music event that never happened.

A number of high-profile models who took part in the promotion and marketing of 2017's Fyre Festival now face subpoenas as a result of missing funds. 

On Monday, a judge signed off on multiple subpoenas relating to the Fyre scandal which could see names like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski attend court hearings. 

The event – which has become the subject of the Netflix documentary 'Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened' – was a highly publicised, influencer-backed seemingly luxury music festival in the Bahamas which was supposed to take place in April 2017.

Tickets sold for thousands of US dollars and promised luxury accommodation and exclusivity. Upon arriving, festival-goers were greeted by hurricane relief tents and cheese sandwiches in place of luxury catering. 

The event took a sinister turn when the co-founder of the festival, 27-year-old Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years imprisonment on fraud charges in October.

Attempting to put the pieces together, Gregory Messer – the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Fyre Media – told a judge this task has been “challenging” considering the lack of basic disclosures, bankruptcy schedules and a statement of financial affairs from McFarland and Fyre Media.

He requested a judge to issue subpoenas to several people he believes received funds from the event, including a number of models, influencers, makeup artists and athletes. 

The purpose of such subpoenas is to determine how McFarland spent over $11 million (€9,627,255) of investor funds on the ill-fated festival. 

According to WWD, IMG Models received more than $1.2 million, according to court documents. Jenner received $275,000. Other recipients included vendors such as musicians, caters and consultants.

McFarland pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud in 2018 and is currently serving a six-year prison sentence in New York State. 

Ja Rule recently defended himself and his role in Fyre and claimed on Twitter that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hoodwinked, lead astray" by McFarland.

He wrote in another tweet, "I did not and would never scam ANYONE... period!!!"

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