The planned music festival, which was scheduled to take place on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma over two weekends in April and May 2017, was uncovered as a fraudulent mess which resulted in founder Billy McFarland being sent to prison.
However, Fyre Festival staff like Maryann Rolle have been left to struggle following the event. Speaking in the new Netflix documentary which explored the disastrous festival, Rolle said that she lost $50,000 (£39,000) of her life savings in an attempt to prepare food for the event.
Now desperate, Rolle launched a GoFundMe in a bid to turn her life back around: “As I make this plea it’s hard to believe and embarrassing to admit that I was not paid…I was left in a big hole! My life was changed forever, and my credit was ruined by Fyre Fest,” she wrote on the site.
“My only resource today is to appeal for help.
“There is an old saying that goes ‘bad publicity is better than no publicity’ and I pray that whoever reads this plea is able to assist.”