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Fyre Fest Organizers Threatened Online Critics, Suit Claims

Law360, Miami (May 5, 2017, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The latest suit targeting organizers of the Fyre Festival, an ill-fated "luxury" music event in the Bahamas, claims they sent cease-and-desist letters to those disparaging the festival on social media, according to a $5 million class action complaint filed in Miami on Friday.

The two ticket holders who filed the complaint, North Carolina residents Kenneth and Emily Reel, claim event organizers threatened legal action against individuals behind negative social media posts, allegedly telling posters the festival would hold them "accountable and responsible" if the posts were to incite violence or rioting.

The Reels are suing Fyre Festival organizers Billy McFarland and...

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