• Bitboy, a popular crypto influencer has been named in a $1 billion lawsuit against FTX promoters.
• The plaintiff lawyers have accused him of harassment and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has ordered him to appear with his attorney on April 20.
• However, Bitboy has refused to comply and is taking the risk of being charged with contempt.
Bitboy Named in $1 Billion FTX Lawsuit
The prominent crypto influencer Ben “Bitboy” Armstrong was recently named in one such lawsuit for allegedly engaging in undisclosed paid promotion of FTX and FTT. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered Bitboy to appear with his attorney on April 20 due to evidence of harassment against plaintiff lawyers.
Bitboy Refuses Compliance
Despite this court order, Bitboy has refused to comply and tweeted that he would not be showing up to court on Thursday. He also verbally abused the lawyers heading up the case and made alleged threats over email and voicemail which led to the court summons.
Crypto Community Reacts
The crypto community reacted by suggesting that Bitboy risks being charged with contempt by ignoring the court order. Australian commercial lawyer Bill Morgan implied that Bitboy was making a mistake but wished him luck, though somewhat sarcastically.
The Possible Consequences
Ignoring a court order comes with serious consequences, such as legal action or even jail time if found guilty of contempt charges. It remains unclear what will happen next but it is likely that Bitboy will experience some form of repercussion should he fail to appear before a judge as ordered by the US district court.
With no plans to address harassment claims in court, time will tell whether Ben “Bitboy” Armstrong’s refusal to comply carries any serious repercussions or not.