• Bitboy, an influencer, has been named in a $1 billion lawsuit for allegedly harassing lawyers involved in the case.
• On April 12, the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered Bitboy to appear with his attorney on April 20 to address the harassment claims.
• Despite this, Bitboy has stated that he will not be appearing in court and may risk being charged with contempt.
Bitboy Named in $1B FTX Case
Bitboy was recently named in a $1 billion lawsuit against allegedly sponsored FTX promoters. Plaintiff lawyers have accused Bitboy of harassment. In the wake of FTX’s collapse, there has been plenty of blame to go around from former executives to crypto influencers who promoted the exchange and its token, FTT.
Court Order Issued
On April 12, following evidence of harassment against plaintiff lawyers, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered Bitboy to appear with his attorney on April 20 to address the harassment claims.
Bitboy Refuses To Appear In Court
In a tweet posted on April 14, Bitboy asserted that he would not appear in court despite being ordered by the court. He described this as an “inconvenience” and vowed to continue “relentlessly bullying people” who he viewed as preying on innocent individuals.
Crypto Community Reacts
The crypto community responded critically to Bitboys refusal to comply with court orders and suggested that he could face charges for contempt of court if he does not show up at his appointed date and time in court. Commercial lawyer Bill Morgan commented sarcastically „ignoring a court order…good luck with that.“
It remains unclear what consequences await Bit Boy should he continue refusing to show up in court or comply with other orders issued by authorities regarding this case.