BitBoy Crypto Accused of Threatening Lawyers
Ben Armstrong, a crypto Youtuber, is facing legal scrutiny following allegations that he sent threatening messages to the lawyers leading a class action lawsuit against promoters of the collapsed crypto exchange FTX. Armstrong, also known as "BitBoy Crypto," is among several FTX influencers facing a $1B class-action lawsuit for alleged crypto fraud promotion.
The suit alleges that the influencers failed to disclose that they were paid to endorse FTX accounts to their substantial online following, which includes the BitBoy Crypto YouTube channel with 1.45 million subscribers.
BitBoy crypto faces legal scrutiny over alleged threats
According to court documents filed on 20 March, the lawyers heading the class action suit claim that Armstrong has been harassing one of the plaintiffs since the lawsuit was filed last week. They accuse him of making "endless phone calls, Tweets, and emails" to the plaintiff and posting "insulting and threatening posts" about him on social media.
Furthermore, in the court filing, the lawyers accused Armstrong of making 21 calls within 45 minutes from an unknown number to the lawyers' office and leaving a voicemail containing a warning that "First Amendment protesters" would surround the lawyer's house "24/7 day and night".
In another voicemail, he claimed that the "home addresses" of the "lawyers" were being circulated on Reddit.
The filing alleges that he also sent profanity-laced emails to Adam Moskowitz - one of the attorneys in the FTX class action suit - and a message warning him that he was "choosing war with an anonymous community while you yourself are not".
It also claims that BitBoy posted a YouTube video on 16 March directed at lawyers and individuals who bought the lawsuit against him and warned them that he was "coming at them with full force".
In another alleged message to Moskowitz, Armstrong reportedly warned him that "these people are dangerous" and that they could result in "you and your family shot".
The filing also included an email that Armstrong allegedly sent to Moskowitz in which he referred to him as a "btch" and an "unbelievably dumb mother fcker”.
BitBoy Crypto's response to accusations
In a statement to Cointelegraph, BitBoy denied making calls, tweeting, or emailing the FTX class-action lawyers. Furthermore, in his video, he denied promoting FTX and threatened Moskowitz with a countersuit.
Author: Priya Kumari
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