Netflix and Jerry Media Are Getting Sued Over 'Fyre' Footage
Published Mar 01, 2019Netflix started our year off with some lovely schadenfreude thanks to their FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened documentary. That said, the curse of Fyre continues to linger, and now the streaming service — along with producers Jerry Media — are being sued.
According to TMZ, Clarissa Cardenas claims she shot some footage of the festival that made its way into FYRE without her permission. According to the legal filing, she registered her video with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Because of this, she's now suing Netflix and Jerry Media for copyright infringement. She's asking for $150,000 USD in damages or a cut of the documentary's profits.
Of course, this isn't the first time producers Jerry Media have been accused of stealing other people's content. They built their brand through the Instagram account @fuckjerry, which spent years posting other people's memes without credit.
Since the FYRE doc came out, comedy journalist Megh Wright has launched the viral #FuckFuckJerry movement.