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Blink-182 is being sued by the trustee in the Fyre Festival bankruptcy case for the $500,000 that was paid to the band to perform at the island festival. Blink was scheduled to headline the event, but canceled its appearance when it became clear that the festival was a disorganized catastrophe that never even got off the ground. The trustee filed a series of lawsuits on Wednesday (August 28th), seeking to claw back funds for investors in the doomed island concert. The trustee also wants Kendall Jenner and model Emily Ratajkowski to return $275,000 and $300,000 respectively that they was paid for Instagram posts promoting the festival. The suit alleges that the transfers were part of organizer Billy McFarland’s scheme to defraud investors, and therefore should be voided. Several agencies are also named as defendants, including CAA, which represents Blink-182 and other acts that were to appear. McFarland pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges last year and is serving a six-year prison term. He is also on the hook for $26 million in restitution.