Ja Rule needs to put his money where his mouth his, and cough up a ton of cash to help clean up some of the mess he created with the infamously doomed FyreFestival … so says a restaurant owner in the Bahamas who paid out of her own pocket to feed workers and stranded concertgoers.
Maryann Rolle, the woman who claims she shelled out over $ 50,000 from her own savings to feed festival workers and fans stranded on Great Exuma, tells us Ja Rule should pay her $ 100k if the rapper is truly sorry for his role in the disastrous festival.
Maryann went viral after she appeared in Netflix’s Fyre Fest documentary, after saying she burned through her savings and was never paid for her services. She started a GoFundMe to recoup some of the funds, and more than $ 150,000 poured in after people learned just how badly she was stiffed by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland.
Maryann tells us she still needs money to pay her employees and her bills … so, she wants Ja Rule to throw her six figures for all of the trouble.
Cops in Park City — site of the annual Sundance Film Festival — will be utilizing a hotline to combat sexual assault again this year … after it was established in 2018 in the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Park City PD and the Utah Attorney General’s Office are reopening the “code of conduct” hotline, and spreading the word for festival attendees to utilize it and report any signs of sexual misconduct.
We’re told the AG’s Office is staffing the phone lines while cops will handle any investigations. Park City officers also held a meeting with hotel managers and event security staff last week to go over proper protocols and reinforce their motto — “if you see something, say something.”
Our sources say flyers will also be put up around busy Sundance spots to promote the hotline and the importance of reporting sexual assault and other crimes during the film fest.
The hotline was launched during last year’s festival in wake of the Weinstein scandal, which included Rose McGowan accusing the film producer of raping her at Sundance in 1997. Weinstein was also sued in December by a woman claiming he sexually assaulted her at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City in 2013 after meeting her at Sundance.
We’re told the hotline was deemed a successful and effective tool in curbing incidents of sexual misconduct last year. It also reportedly led to an investigation of an alleged incident from the ’90s.
Sundance 2019 kicks off Thursday, January 24. The hotline number is 801-834-1944.