Chainsmokers Promoter Hit with Hefty $20,000 Fine for Violating COVID-19 Protocols
It comes as a result of "holding a non-essential gathering and failure to enforce mask wearing" at a Southhampton event
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter that the promoter behind the show, In the Know Experiences, will be forced to pay a $20,000 USD fine for violating the Public Health Law by "holding a non-essential gathering and failure to enforce mask wearing."
Further, the town of Southampton will no longer be able to approve permits for group gatherings without approval from the State of New York.
A press release added, "In addition, the event was not held in accordance with other safety measures outlined in the permit application and promotional materials, and created conditions that increased the risk of spreading COVID-19 in New York."
You can read more of the decision here.
NEW: Following an investigation into the Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons this summer, the promoters will be fined $20,000 for violating public health law.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 14, 2020
Further, the Town of Southampton cannot approve permits for group gatherings without State approval.
The concert, which took place in July, saw the Chains perform their toe-tappin' tunes for a packed audience. The ridiculous event was presented by JAJA Tequila — which is owned by the sinister content creation hub FuckJerry — and the show's opener was Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, who performed a DJ set.
Videos of the crowded performance went viral, with Cuomo even sharing them at the time:
Videos from a concert held in Southampton on Saturday show egregious social distancing violations. I am appalled.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 28, 2020
The Department of Health will conduct an investigation.
We have no tolerance for the illegal & reckless endangerment of public health.pic.twitter.com/gf9kggdo8w