EXUMA, Bahamas (CelebrityAccess) — A caterer who says she fed “thousands” of people during the failed Fyre Festival but was never paid for her services is receiving assistance via a crowd-funding campaign.
Maryann Rolle, a Bahamian restaurant owner who was featured in Netflix’s recently released documentary on the festival, is the beneficiary of a GoFund me page to help defray her bills.
“I pushed myself to the limits catering no less than a 1,000 meals per day,” Rolle wrote on the page. “Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all prepared and delivered by Exuma Point to Coco Plum Beach, and Roker’s Point where the main events were scheduled to take place.”
The GoFundMe page has a goal of $123,000 to help Rolle, and at time of publication, has raised more than $138,000.
The festival, which was billed as a destination event for the elite, turned out to be anything but. Guests arriving for the festival, which took place on an island in the Carribean, found a disorganized mess with inadequate shelter and very little food, according to media reports.
Since then, the festival’s founder William “Billy” McFarland has been sentenced to prison for fraud.
The festival itself has become the subject of a series of documentaries, including Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened on Netflix and Fyre Fraud, which is available on rival streaming service Hulu.