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Fyre Festival organizer allegedly told gay employee to perform oral sex, according to documentary

Fyre Festival organizer allegedly told gay employee to perform oral sex, according to documentary

Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland in the Hulu documentary

Fyre Festival, the 2017 failed music festival in the Bahamas that became a viral sensation, is back in conversation after Netflix and Hulu released documentaries about it last week.

In the Netflix documentary, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, one festival employee has made a claim about something he was asked to do during the festival.

Andy King, the event producer of the festival, discussed an alleged conversation between him and organizer Billy McFarland. Following the festival, McFarland was charged with and convicted of fraud.

What did McFarland allegedly ask of his employee?

King shared the memory of McFarland’s request in the documentary.

‘We had four containers filled, four 18-wheeler trucks filled with Evian water,’ he recalled.

‘But I had left the week before for two days to go to meetings in Bermuda for the America’s Cup and when I came back, I’d missed the big meeting with customs. And of course customs had said to Billy and the gang, “You need to pay us $175,000 in cash today for us to release the water.”‘

In discussing the issue, McFarland allegedly told King he needed to ‘take one for team’. King’s response was that he’d been taking one for the team every day of the festival.

Then McFarland got to his request, according to King.

King remembered: ‘He said, “Well, you’re our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down, will you suck dick to fix this water problem?” And I said, “Billy, what?” And he said, “Andy, if you will go down and suck Cunningham’s dick, who is the head of customs, and get him to clear all of the containers with water, you will save this festival.”‘

So what happened?

As the documentary continues, King revealed he almost did it.

‘I literally drove home, took a shower, I drank some mouth wash, and I got into my car to drive across the island to take one for the team. I got to his office fully prepared to suck his dick.’

Fortunately, Cunningham offered King another deal. He told King he would let them have and serve the water as long as he was one of the first to receive an import fee.

‘Can you imagine, in my 30 years of career that this was what I was going to do?’ King questioned after telling the story. ‘I was going to do that, honestly, to save the festival.’

The festival, however, wasn’t saved.

Following the colossal failure of the festival, McFarland was sued for fraud. On 30 June 2017, federal agents arrested McFarland and charged him with wire fraud. He was released on bail and set up another illegal business. This time, he sold fraudulent tickets to various events like the Met Gala and Grammys.

He received a six-year sentence in federal prison in October 2018, which he is currently serving.

McFarland has not addressed King’s story.

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