• Bitboy, a crypto influencer, was named in a $1 billion lawsuit against allegedly sponsored FTX promoters
• U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered Bitboy to appear with his attorney on April 20
• Despite this court order, Bitboy has no plans to address the harassment claims and is refusing to appear in court
Bitboy Named in $1 Billion FTX Lawsuit
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently named prominent crypto influencer Ben “Bitboy” Armstrong in a $1 billion lawsuit against allegedly sponsored FTX promoters. Plaintiff lawyers have accused Bitboy of harassment related to the promotion of FTX and its token, FTT.
Court Orders Bitboy To Appear
In an April 12 filing, due to evidence of harassment against plaintiff lawyers, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered Bitboy to appear with his attorney on April 20. Despite this court order, Bitboy has made it clear that he will not be appearing or addressing any of the harassment claims at hand.
Crypto Community Reacts
Several members from within the crypto community have responded negatively towards Bitboys decision to ignore the court order and continue his verbal abuse of plaintiff lawyers. Crypto Twitter users have suggested that by ignoring said court orders, Bitboy risks being charged with contempt which could potentially lead him to jail.
Risking Contempt Charges?
Australian commercial lawyer Bill Morgan commented that by ignoring a court order, Bitboy was making a mistake but wished him luck albeit somewhat sarcastically. This comment further highlights how serious consequences can arise from disobeying such orders and engaging in verbal abuse towards those involved in legal proceedings against you.
No Plans To Address Harassment Claims
It appears that despite all warnings from within the cryptocurrency community and even potential legal ramifications as a result of disobeyingcourt orders;Bit boy has no plans whatsoever to address these accusations or cease his actions which led him into this situation in the first place; namely online bullying and threats over email/voicemail directed at plaintiff lawyers heading up this case.