Gay Event Planner Says Fyre Festival Founder Asked Him To Give Head In Exchange For Water Bottles
A prominent New York City event production planner claims he was ordered to perform a sex act on a government official by Fyre festival founder Billy McFarland.
Andy King, who is the co-founder and creative director of Inward Point, reveals in the new Netflix documentary Fyre that days before the festival was set to kick off, McFarland was informed that customs would not release the four 18-wheeler trucks filled with Evian he had shipped to the Bahamas until a $175,000 custom fee was paid.
Unable to access that amount of cash, McFarland came up with an alternative plan, calling King on the phone and allegedly stating: 'Well, you're our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down ... will you suck d*** to fix this water problem?'
King says that after that call from McFarland, he showered, washed out his mouth and then drove to meet the official so that he could carry out the order.
In the end, the official told King he would release the water and accept payment at a later dater.
King was one of McFarland's most loyal soldiers during the planning of Fyre Festival, standing by the scammer until the very end of the disastrous event.
He did sneak away for other work responsibilities at one point, and that was when things took a turn for the worse.
'I had to go to Bermuda for meetings with the America's Cup and I had missed the big meeting with customs, and of course customs had said you need to pay us $175,000 in cash today for us to release the water. I had gone down, Billy called me .... I'm going to speak completely ... this won't go far anyway,' explains an increasingly-flustered King.
'Billy called and said, "We need you to take one big thing for the team."'
King says that he immediately thought: 'Oh my gosh, I've be taking something for the team every day.'
McFarland then laid out his plan.
King explained: 'He said: "Well, you're our wonderful gay leader and we need you to go down ... will you suck d*** to fix this water problem?" And I said, "Billy, what?"
'And he said: "Andy, if you will go down and suck [Preston] Cunningham's d**k, who's the head of customs, and get him to clear all the containers with water, you will save this festival."'
That unbelievable and seemingly illegal request was followed by another shocking revelation.
'And I literally drove home, took a shower, drank some mouthwash and I'm like, "oh my gosh, I'm really...,"' begins King.
'And I got into my car to drive across the island to take one for the team. And I got to his office, fully prepared to suck his d***.'
In the end, King and Cunningham worked out a deal that was both legal and aboveboard.
'But he couldn't have been nicer and he said: "Andy listen, I will release all the water, I will let you serve it, but I want to be one of the first people to be paid this import fee for what you're doing." And I said: "OK, great."'
King then closes out his tale with a bit of laughter, stating: 'Can you imagine? In my 30 years career, this is what I was going to do. I was going to do that, honestly, to save the festival.'