One of crypto’s biggest influencers, BitBoy Crypto, is in new legal trouble today after failing to appear in court.
Crypto influencer Ben Armstrong, also known as BitBoy Crypto, could be facing a warrant for his arrest after failing to appear in court. He was due to appear in court for allegedly harassing attorney Adam Moskowitz.
BitBoy Crypto Lawsuit: Big Trouble
Moskowitz is representing a proposed class of investors who are bringing legal action against a suite of celebrities who worked with FTX, including Ben Armstrong. Armstrong and others face charges of promoting the crypto exchange FTX and misleading investors without disclosing compensation.
Moskowitz alleges Armstong harassed him with “endless phone calls, Tweets and emails to him privately, and publicly by posting insulting and threatening posts on Twitter, YouTube and other social media.” Armstrong denies the charges.
Judge Melissa Damian has declared that the harassment of Moskowitz by Ben Armstrong has become criminal conduct, and she will refer the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Instead of the scheduled court appearance, the crypto influencer instead posted a shirtless picture on the beach to Twitter at 10:00 a.m. “I am supposed to be in court today. I’m not. Why? Because I don’t give AF,” said the tweet.
Judge May Issue Arrest Warrant
Judge Damian warned Armstrong to appear in court on Monday to explain his absence. Otherwise, she will issue a warrant for his arrest.
Armstrong also known as BitBoy Crypto, sent his attorney to appear on his behalf. Jason Rindenau told the court that Armstrong could appear in a month when he will be in Miami for the annual Bitcoin Conference.
Moskowitz alleges Armstrong left voicemail messages “fully of vulgarities.” According to the filings, in an email sent to Moskowitz on March 16, Armstrong wrote:
“Hey motherfu###. Guess you do know who I am bitc#. You are such an unbelievably dumb motherfu### that you are leading a lawsuit against me when I never even promoted FTX. Expect a counter suit bitc#.”
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