NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Billy McFarland, the promoter of the failed Fyre Festival alongside Ja Rule, has apologized from prison, telling People magazine about his regrets and hopes for the future.
“I am incredibly sorry for my collective actions and will right the wrongs I have delivered to my family, friends, partners, associates and, you, the general public,” McFarland told People in an exclusive interview. “I’ve always sought – and dreamed – to accomplish incredible things by pushing the envelope to deliver for a common good, but I made many wrong and immature decisions along the way and I caused agony. As a result, I’ve lived every day in prison with pain, and I will continue to do so until I am able to make up for some of this harm through work and actions that society finds respectable.”
McFarland, 26, was sentenced to six years in prison for the beleaguered festival that promised an island filled with fun and music but left attendees stranded with little food or water. He has been ordered to forfeit more than $26 million.
“I’m devastated, but accepting, and I’ll use this opportunity to live my apology and become the family member, friend, business person and good citizen I should have been all along,” he said. “I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me every step of the way. Your love keeps me focused. Your hope keeps me motivated. Earning your forgiveness will fuel the rest of my days.”