The Fyre Fest Caterer That Made Your Heart Break Now Has More Than $160,000 in Donations

Justice is (sorta) served…at least for one Fyre Festival vendor.

Maryann Rolle, who was hired as a caterer for the infamous Fyre Festival of 2017, starred in the popular Netflix documentary that dropped on January 18.

In Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Rolle details her heartbreaking story of emptying $50,000 from her life savings in order to pay for the catering she provided to the calamitous festival, for which she was never paid back.

The Great Exumas restaurant owner wrote on her GoFundMe page: “Back in April 2017 I pushed myself to the limit catering no less than a 1000 meals per day… 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.”

Now, her GoFundMe page has raised more than $160,000. On Sunday, Rolle posted a picture to Facebook thanking her supporters and donators. 

Festival co-founder Ja Rule tweeted about Rolle on Monday: “My heart goes out to this lovely lady…MaryAnne Rolle we’ve never met but I’m devastated that something that was meant to be amazing, turn out to be such a disaster and hurt so many ppl…SORRY to anyone who has been negatively effected by the festival… Rule.”

Festival creator Billy McFarland, who participated in Hulu’s version of the Fyre Festival doc, is now currently serving a six-year prison sentence for wire fraud.

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