Netflix Fyre fest documentary helps unpaid caterer get $100,000 as donations days after premiere

FP Staff

Jan 22, 2019 16:55:57 IST

Within days of the premiere of Netflix's Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, thousands have come forth to support the unpaid Bahamian restaurant owner who narrated her difficult experiences in the documentary, state reports.

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Maryann Rolle. Image from Facebook

Maryann Rolle, who runs Exuma Point Bar and Grille, had stated in the documentary how she had to pay almost $50,000 from her own savings to pay the staff. The workers had worked day in and day out preparing meals to feed the guests and attendees of the unfortunate music festival.

In 2017, Fyre festival had taken the internet by storm, but for all the wrong reasons. While guests were promised an uber luxurious musical getaway to the Bahamiam island of Exuma in April, guests landed to hurricane disaster tents, unfinished venues and bread and cheese for meals.

Talking about her dreaded experience, Rolle stated that she had almost 10 people who were only helping her prepare food for almost 24 hours. Rolle had made a 'gofundme' page titled Exuma Point, in order to allow people to aid her. That has already met the target of $123,000 goal in a week.

Gabrielle Bluestone, the executive producer of Fyre, later took to Twitter and confirmed that the fundraiser was authentic and said that all proceeds would go directly to her (Maryann).

The issue became a grave one and Billy McFarland, co-organiser of the festival, was sent to jail with a six-year sentence.

Updated Date: Jan 22, 2019 16:55:57 IST