• Bitboy, a crypto influencer, has been named in a $1 billion lawsuit against allegedly sponsored FTX promoters.
• Plaintiff lawyers have accused Bitboy of harassment and the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered him to appear with his attorney on April 20.
• In response to this, Bitboy tweeted that he will not show up to court as he considers it an “inconvenience”.
Bitboy Named in $1B FTX Lawsuit
Bitboy, a prominent crypto influencer, was recently named in a $1 billion lawsuit against allegedly sponsored FTX promoters. The plaintiff lawyers have accused Bitboy of harassment and issued a summons from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordering him to appear with his attorney on April 20th.
Bitboy Refuses To Show Up To Court
In response to this, Bitboy took to Twitter to express his displeasure and asserted that he would not show up to court as he considers it an “inconvenience”. His refusal has prompted warnings from other members of the crypto community who fear that he may be charged with contempt of court if he continues to ignore the order.
FTX Collapse & Blame Game
The collapse of FTX has led to plenty of blame being placed on those involved including former executives and celebrities and crypto influencers who promoted the exchange and its token, FTT. It is believed that Bitboy was engaging in undisclosed paid promotion for FTX which led to him being named in one such lawsuit for alleged harassment claims.
Crypto Community Reacts To Bitboys Disregard Of The Court Order
Several members of the Crypto community have reacted negatively towards Bitboys disregard for the court order citing potential consequences for ignoring it such as contempt charges or jail time. Australian commercial lawyer Bill Morgan commented sarcastically “Ignoring a court order…good luck with that” when referencing Bitboys tweet about not showing up in court.
It remains unclear what will happen next but it appears likely that legal action could be taken against Bitboy if he continues to refuse appearing in court regarding these allegations of harassment against plaintiff lawyers.