• Bitboy, a prominent crypto influencer, was named in a $1 billion lawsuit against allegedly sponsored FTX promoters.
• As reported by DailyCoin last month, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered Bitboy to appear with his attorney on April 20.
• Despite this, Bitboy has declared that he will not be showing up to court and faces possible charges of contempt.
Bitboy Named in $1 Billion Lawsuit
Prominent crypto influencer Ben “Bitboy” Armstrong was named in one such lawsuit for allegedly engaging in the undisclosed paid promotion of FTX and FTT. The plaintiff lawyers have accused Bitboy of harassment and filed a $1 billion case against him.
Court Order Issued
In an April 12 filing, following 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.
Bitboy Refuses to Show Up
Despite this court order, Bitboy has declared that he will not be showing up to court and is willing to face any charges related to contempt. This statement was made via Twitter where he verbally abused the lawyers heading up the lawsuit and alleged a failure to do due diligence.
Members from within the crypto community have reacted negatively towards this decision by Bitboy as it could potentially lead him into trouble with authorities if charged with contempt or other similar offences. However some users have wished him luck despite their disagreement with his actions.
It remains unclear how this situation is going to develop but one thing that is for certain is that it does not look like it will end well for Bit boy if he continues down this path.