Boy. He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. No really the dude is back. Just when you thought Billy McFarland was going to sit in prison quiet and not have a chance to fraud people he’s at it again.
According to NY Magazine:
NY Magazine- Josh Raab didn’t find Billy McFarland; Billy McFarland found him. Or, rather, his girlfriend did. In late February, Raab — a freelance editor who has worked with Al Gore and Garth Brooks, among other celebrities — received an editing query from a stranger named Ana. “Last month 2 documentaries came out about the FYRE FESTIVAL but unfortunately both misrepresented the real events and Billy would like to share his story,” it read. Raab’s interest was piqued. “In my experience, if you write back fast as possible, you get the job,” says Raab. “I saw it right when I woke up and I responded right away.” She rang him ten minutes later. McFarland, she said, was writing a book, tentatively titled Promythus: The God of Fyre.
The book, McFarland said, chronicles his career from the first investment in a now-shuttered start-up back in 2011 to the FBI paying him a visit days after the festival imploded. Rubinshtein provided Raab with a bullet-pointed, name-dropping list of selected stories, the sorts of “great and terrible moments” McFarland planned to highlight. Actors, models, musicians, people who are only famous because their parents are, cameos from members of the Trump administration, the list goes on and on. Much of McFarland’s plan centers around telling what he calls the “raw” story, the story he feels that the Hulu and Netflix documentaries — both released in January 2019 — failed to fully depict.
Is he good or what? Just when you thought he was out of ways of tricking people into giving him money he has a new scheme. A book! Because seriously why would Billy McFarland lie in a memoir about the Fyre Festival?
I think we should go out on a limb here and assume Billy might be stretching the truth in his book. Just a hunch but I feel it.