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Fyre Festival lawsuit claims guests were locked inside airport

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Fyre Festival goers had no way out of the airport — in either direction.

Guests that were hoping for a flight home from the disastrous festival last weekend were also trapped inside the airport and unable to go back into the Bahamas despite there being no planes leaving, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

A $100 million lawsuit was filed by lawyers representing a number of the ripped off guests and it claims people were trapped in the airport terminal for hours after security locked all the doors and put a chain-link fence around the border of the airport, TMZ reports. This photo provided by Jake Strang shows tents and a portable toilet set up for attendees for the Fyre Festival, Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Exuma islands, Bahamas. - AP © Provided by New York Daily News This photo provided by Jake Strang shows tents and a portable toilet set up for attendees for the Fyre Festival, Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Exuma islands, Bahamas. - AP

Mark Geragos, the lawyer who filed the case, also told the gossip site that several passengers passed out due to lack of water in the extreme heat.

An image that was taken from inside the airport shows exhausted passengers strewn across the tile floors and a guard locking one of the exit doors from the inside.

Fyre Festival, co-founded by Ja Rule and 25-year-old Billy McFarland, was billed as a two-weekend long luxury music fest on the remote island of Exuma in the Bahamas, but it was over before it even started.

Major headliner Blink 182 backed out of the event before the weekend kicked off and as gusts arrived — some who paid up to $12,000 — they were met with horrendous conditions, including makeshift tent sleeping conditions and sad cheese sandwiches as meals.

They were also unable to fly back home due to a storm in the area — which McFarland blamed for the festival not being set up by the time people arrived.

"We were a little bit ambitious," McFarland described the failure to Rolling Stone.

Organizers of the much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel. A statement cited "circumstances out of our control," for their inability to prepare the "physical infrastructure" for the event in the largely undeveloped Exumas. - AP © Provided by New York Daily News Organizers of the much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel. A statement cited "circumstances out of our control," for their inability to prepare the "physical infrastructure" for the event in the largely undeveloped Exumas. - AP

"It was almost like we tried building a city out of nothing and it took almost all of our personal resources to make this happen, and everything we had, to make this festival go on. We thought we were ready and built two different festival sites," he continued, chalking up the disaster to a storm that came in and took down the tents and busted the water pipes.

Ja Rule also issued an apology to attendees, but was adamant that it wasn't his fault. FILE - In this April 25, 2017 file photo, Ja Rule attends City Harvest's 23rd Annual Gala, "An Evening of Practical Magic" in New York. Organizers of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, produced by a partnership that includes rapper Ja Rule, have canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 25, 2017 file photo, Ja Rule attends City Harvest's 23rd Annual Gala, "An Evening of Practical Magic" in New York. Organizers of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, produced by a partnership that includes rapper Ja Rule, have canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)

"It was NOT A SCAM," the Queens-born rapper wrote on Twitter Friday.

"I don't know how it everything went so left but I'm working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded," he continued. "I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT."

Fyre ticketholders were promised full refunds and free VIP passes to next year's event — if they are brave enough to give it another try.

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