Crypto blogger Ben Armstrong, also known as “BitBoy Crypto”, ignored a previously scheduled court hearing with his participation in the case of the FTX exchange and threats to the plaintiffs’ lawyer Adam Moskowitz.
Ben Armstrong failed to appear in court to testify in connection with the public insults of the plaintiffs’ lawyer Adam Moskowitz, who is suing the bankrupt FTX exchange. In particular, the court was to consider Moskowitz’s civil lawsuit against Armstrong, in which the lawyer reports repeated calls and letters from the cryptoblogger with threats of physical violence.
On the day of the court hearing, Armstrong posted a message on Twitter and a photo of himself on a Bahamian beach. He stated that he did not intend to give any evidence. A little later, Armstrong posted another tweet with a pig and comments: “I missed the trial, but we still met with Adam and made up.”
It is possible that in such an extravagant way, Armstrong wanted to demonstrate to the public his attitude towards the role of Adam Moskowitz in the FTX case. However, Florida federal judge Melissa Damian did not share Armstrong’s outrageous mood and announced his possible criminal prosecution and forced trial.
Judge Damian ruled that if Armstrong did not appear in court by April 24, she would issue a warrant for his arrest.
Earlier, a group of investors filed a class-action lawsuit against the owner of the YouTube channel Bitboy Crypto, accusing him of commercially promoting the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX.