Ben Armstrong, known as BitBoy Crypto, one of several influencers sued in the FTX class action suit, is facing new legal troubles after allegedly harassing one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys with phone calls, tweets, and emails, both privately and publicly.
FTX Investor Files $1 Billion Lawsuit
Edwin Garrison, a private investor and a victim of the FTX collapse, filed a lawsuit against Sam Bankman-fried, the CEO of FTX, and subsequently launched a class action lawsuit against several popular YouTube influencers, which includes Graham Stephan, Ben Armstrong, Andrei Jikh, Jaspreet Singh and others, believing they should be held accountable for promoting a fraudulent cryptocurrency exchange.
He also filed lawsuits against celebrities like Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin O’Leary, and Tom Brady, among others, citing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines, which state that content creators, influencers, and celebrities must disclose they are being paid to promote a product.
And although FTX paid celebrities like Tom Brady and Kevin O’Leary millions to promote their product and encourage unsuspecting followers to invest, these Defendants did not disclose the true nature of their sponsorship, payments, endorsements, and compensation, nor did they carry out due diligence on the product they were paid to promote.
That’s the premise of the $1 billion lawsuit against the above-stated YouTube influencers.
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Edwin Garrison’s attorney leading the class action lawsuit, Adam Moskowitz, filed with the court on the 20th of Mar. 2023, saying that after the initial lawsuit was filed the previous week, Ben Armstrong, one of the defendants, has been harassing the plaintiff’s attorney with consistent calls, emails, and tweets on social media.
Lawyers behind FTX class action say they are being harassed by BitBoyhttps://t.co/K3e3bNECoM pic.twitter.com/RPl2GYyNeN
— db (@tier10k) March 21, 2023
The filing contained exhibits of threats, vulgar language, and insults which escalated quickly. Using an anonymous number, Armstrong made 21 transcribed calls to Adam Moskowitz’s office, claiming to know the residence of the lawyers and threatening a 24/7 “first amendment” protest around their home.
In his emails, Ben claimed that Moskowitz was choosing a “war” with an anonymous group of dangerous people while his location was known, and Adam’s actions provoked these dangerous people. According to Ben, “Only a couple of Bitcoins get you and your family shot. Please be careful. These people are dangerous, and you have provoked them.”
BitBoy Crypto Threatens Countersuit
The attorneys leading the class-action lawsuit have reported BitBoy Crypto’s behavior to the judge overseeing the case. His threatening messages and tweets have been included in the court filings.
In response, BitBoy Crypto has tweeted that he has never had contact with anyone at FTX and never even had a ref link.
He tweeted that a countersuit was coming, saying, “I’m coming for your license, sir. Relentlessly. You made a big mistake. And you will pay for it.”
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