In a courtroom submitting on March 20, attorneys for the class-action lawsuit accused Ben Armstrong, also referred to as BitBoy Crypto, of constructing a number of threats in opposition to them after they filed a lawsuit in opposition to him and different FTX influencers for selling FTX crypto fraud with out disclosing compensation. The attorneys claimed that Armstrong harassed them with infinite cellphone calls, tweets, and emails, in addition to insulting and threatening posts on social media. The courtroom submitting alleged that Armstrong made as much as 21 calls inside a 45-minute interval, leaving voicemails filled with vulgarities that particularly focused the attorneys. The voicemails additionally included warnings of First Modification protesters round their homes 24/7 day and evening and that the attorneys’ dwelling addresses had been being circulated on Reddit.
The courtroom submitting additionally alleged that Armstrong made threats to Adam Moskowitz, one of many attorneys within the class-action swimsuit, together with a message that prompted a report back to authorities, warning the lawyer that “these persons are harmful” and may end up in “you and your loved ones shot.” Armstrong additionally allegedly referred to as Moskowitz a “bitch” and an “unbelievably dumb mom fucker” in an electronic mail earlier than stating that he “by no means even promoted FTX” and warning Moskowitz to anticipate a counter-suit.
The courtroom submitting claimed that Armstrong inspired others to hitch the assaults and posted a YouTube video directed on the attorneys and those that purchased the swimsuit, allegedly warning them that he was “coming at them with full power.” The attorneys famous that this was not the primary time Armstrong had prompted threatening controversy, as he had filed and later dropped a defamation swimsuit in opposition to fellow YouTube content material creator Erling Mengshoel Jr, who goes by “Atozy.”
Armstrong filed the defamation swimsuit in opposition to Mengshoel in response to a November 2021 video titled “This YouTuber scams his followers…Bitboy Crypto,” which alleged that Armstrong was dishonestly selling belongings to his viewers for his personal profit. Nevertheless, Armstrong dropped the lawsuit a number of weeks later and claimed that Mengshoel had gained after elevating greater than $200,000 for his protection in lower than 24 hours.
BitBoy Crypto has not but responded to the current allegations made in opposition to Armstrong. The category-action lawsuit seeks $1 billion in damages from Armstrong and different FTX influencers.