Ja Rule Says Boasts Don't Tie Him To $100M Fyre Fest Row

By Kevin Penton (September 10, 2018, 9:34 PM EDT) -- Ja Rule urged a New York federal court to free him from a $100 million putative class action filed by attendees of the failed Fyre Festival, arguing that neither his boasts on social media nor video of a toast he gave to organizers are enough to hold him personally liable.

The rapper, whose given name is Jeffrey Atkins, asked the Southern District of New York on Friday to dismiss the claims filed against him by concertgoers, arguing that while they are suing him because he is personally solvent, their efforts fail by relying in part on his online promotions of the event...

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