A cook from the Bahamas who lost her life savings after the disastrous Fyre Festival received a refund and then thanks to a fundraising effort that followed her appearance in the Netflix documentary. Fyre.
As Maryann Rolle recounted with tears in the movie, she ran out of $ 50,000 of her life savings to pay her fellow Bahamians and employees after Billy McFarland and the Fyre Festival administration left the island without paying Bahamia's workforce for months of work.
"It has been an unforgettable experience for the organizers of the Fyre Festival," Rolle wrote on his verified GoFundMe page. "In April of 2017, I approached the limit of the restoration, with no less than 1000 meals per day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were prepared and delivered by Exuma Point to Coco Plum Beach and Roker & s Point, where the main events were scheduled. The organizers would also visit my Exuma Point location to enjoy the prepared meals. "
Rolle continued: "The organizers of the Fyre Fest were also registered in all the rooms of the Exuma Point Resort. While making this statement, it is hard to believe and embarrbading to admit that I was not paid … They left me in a big hole! My life changed forever, and my credit was ruined by Fyre Fest. "
Rolle's GoFundMe, released four days before Fyre premiered on Netflix, set a goal of $ 123,000; Three days after the arrival of the documentary, GoFundMe has already exceeded its goal with more than $ 135,000 at the time of publication. "Thank you all," Rolle posted on Facebook after having achieved the goal.
Fyre's co-founder, Ja Rule, who criticized Fyre's two documentaries on Sunday, apologized to Rolle on Instagram. "My heart is with this beautiful lady … MaryAnne Rolle that we have never met, but I am devastated that something that should have been incredible, would turn out to be a disaster and hurt many people … SORRY to anyone who has been negatively effected by the festival, "he wrote.