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Fyre Fest Trustee Eyes Netflix, Hulu Footage In Ch. 7 Probe

Law360 (April 17, 2019, 3:19 PM EDT) -- The Chapter 7 trustee for the company behind the doomed Fyre Festival has asked a New York bankruptcy judge to let him subpoena Netflix and Hulu, saying he needs to determine whether footage used in the streaming services’ documentaries on the disastrous concert is an asset of the event's estate.

Gregory Messer, the trustee, said that because the Fyre Festival’s organizer Billy McFarland never filed basic bankruptcy schedules and is currently incarcerated on charges stemming from the festival, Messer needs the court’s backing to root out information on assets that might belong to Fyre Festival LLC.

In January, both Hulu and...

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