A federal choose has signed an order requiring BitBoy crypto YouTuber Ben Armstrong to seem in Florida as a part of a standing convention associated to a lawsuit involving a number of crypto influencers.
In a submitting April 12 within the U.S. District Courtroom for the Southern District of Florida, Choose Melissa ordered Damian Armstrong and his lawyer to seem on April 20 together with the authorized crew representing the influencers. In line with the decision, the convention aimed to boost consciousness of "Armstrong's harassment of plaintiffs' counsel."
Armstrong was named together with a number of different YouTubers in a $1 billion lawsuit filed on March 15 for allegedly selling “FTX crypto fraud with out disclosing compensation.” Adam Moskowitz, who's representing plaintiff Edwin Garrison and others within the class motion lawsuit, has alleged that Armstrong harassed the authorized crew with "countless cellphone calls, tweets and emails," voicemails "full of vulgarities" and social media posts suggesting threats .
An April 5 submitting giving rise to a listening to with Armstrong described the YouTuber making "day by day violent threats" and responding to emails with threats and insults earlier than he was served with trial papers. The authorized crew additionally reported in a March 20 submitting that one among Armstrong's voicemails included the YouTuber allegedly threatening to encompass the Moskowitz dwelling with protesters "24/7 day and night time."
"The size of the assaults (together with loss of life threats) examples of that are given in these filings, and which have continued day by day since, necessitated that the undersigned lawyer provoke an FBI investigation into Armstrong, in addition to native police investigation recordsdata for The Attorneys of the Plaintiffs and their households," Moskowitz mentioned.
Armstrong Twitter posts claims The unique lawsuit concerning disclosure of FTX's compensation had "completely no benefit." The crypto influencer is not any stranger to on-line controversy, recurrently insulting high-profile figures together with European Central Financial institution President Christine Lagarde and usually dismissing the category motion lawsuit.
Let me get this straight...Adam Moskowitz falsely falsely pushes me as a paid promoter of FTX, a website the place individuals give away EVERYTHING...a number of life financial savings misplaced. Many on the verge of suicide.
And this fragile pussy claims he is the one who's scared and in peril as a result of I am swearing at him.
— Ben Armstrong (@Bitboy_Crypto) April 6, 2023
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In August 2022, Armstrong filed a defamation lawsuit in opposition to YouTuber Erling Mengshoel Jr. — often known as Atozy — in response to a video Mengshoel posted alleging that "this YouTuber is dishonest on his followers... Bitboy Crypto." Armstrong dropped the lawsuit after Mengshoel raised greater than $200,000 in lower than 24 hours in a marketing campaign to defend himself.
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