Despite the misleading name of this emerging lawsuit, Drake isn't suing Coachella for facilitating sexual assault by Madonna or for the lackluster response to his headlining sets. In fact, this lawsuit has nothing to do with the musician Drake whatsoever. Drake vs. Coachella is a class action lawsuit accusing the festival of violating California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law. The accusation targets Coachella's layaway plan, which requires purchasers to forfeit all money applied to their ticket if they are more than ten days late on a payment. Enter the plaintiff, Abigail Drake.
Drake (the woman, not the artist) purchased two tickets and a camping pass for Weekend 1 of the 2015 festival through their layaway plan for $850. She proceeded to make four timely payments for a total of $617.90, but when her credit card was cancelled due to fraudulent charges, she exceeded Coachella's ten-day grace period. Coachella, who uses Front Gate Ticketing to handle their ticketing purchases, allegedly cancelled her order and informed her that due to lack of payment all money paid up to that point had been forfeited -all $617.90.