Maryann Rolle, the restaurant owner at Exuma Point Resort, says in the Netflix documentary “Fyre” that she spent over $50,000 of her own money to feed numerous festival workers that were stranded on the island.
And while the rapper has apologized for his involvement in the doomed festival, Rolle thinks he should make a donation to remedy the situation.
“I really didn’t see [Ja Rule’s apology]. I feel from the bottom of his heart, he is sorry. I don’t know if he was aware of the pain and hard work that I went through because he was in the front line of everything but I am glad he is aware of it and he did apologize so that in itself speaks volumes. He cares,” she said in a video interview with TMZ.
She continued, “If he’s sorry, he should be should be donating something to me cause sorry’s more than a word, it’s an action. I would hope he would donate $100,000.”
A GoFundMe page was started over the weekend to help Rolle with costs and has accumulated over $160,000.
“Back in April 2017 I pushed myself to the limit catering no less than a 1000 meals per day,” reads her GoFundMe page. “Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all prepared and delivered by Exuma Point to Coco Plum Beach and Roker’s Point where the main events were scheduled to take place.”
“As I make this plea it’s hard to believe and embarrassing to admit that I was not paid,” she said. “I was left in a big hole! My life was changed forever, and my credit was ruined by Fyre Fest.”
But didn't the GoFundMe page raise $160,000?