- Youtube Atozy uploaded a video last year calling BitBoy a “shady dirtbag.”
- Ben Armstrong filed a lawsuit against Atozy on charges of defamation.
- BitBoy also seeks $75,000 in damages.
Crypto Youtuber Ben Armstrong, aka “Bitboy Crypto,” filed a lawsuit against Erling Mengshoel (Atozy) for allegedly defaming him and making false accusations.
Armstrong said that Mengshoel harmed his business relationships after criticizing him for pushing frauds and pumping micro-cap coins to followers in a video he released in November 2021.
Parts of the lawsuit reads: Mengshoel “repeatedly refers to Armstrong as a ‘dirtbag,’ claiming that he is a ‘shady dirtbag,’ and a ‘dirtbag YouTuber.” The complaint and jury demand were filed in Atlanta’s U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Armstrong also demands $75,000 in damages.
The 11-minute video was uploaded on Mengshoel’s channel, Atozy, on November 9, 2021. The influencer said Armstrong takes advantage of the crowd to make a quick buck. In addition, Atozy claimed that Bitboy’s financial counsel could not be relied upon.
Armstrong claims in his lawsuit that Atozy’s video had a major negative impact on his business since it caused a decline in his following, hurt his reputation, and gave him a lot of mental concern.
The lawsuit filed by Armstrong seeks compensation for causing defamation and emotional distress under the business and violations of Georgia’s Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Fair Business Practice Act.
This isn’t the first time Armstrong has been used as a subject. Twitter user Zachxbt, an on-chain crypto detective, tweeted about BitBoy with a charge sheet detailing his promotional costs, calling him out for his multiple scam campaigns.
At the time of writing, Atozy and BitBoy Youtube channels have 1.23 million and 1.44 million subscribers respectively. Mengshoel also dropped a video titled “I got sued,”in response to the lawsuit.