Benjamin Armstrong, popularly generally known as “Bitboy,” has not yet dropped the defamation lawsuit against YouTuber Atozy, regardless of publicly declaring to take action on Aug. 25, Atozy stated in a tweet on Aug. 26.
The Bitboy scenario is not over.
Received this from my lawyer simply now… pic.twitter.com/p4diYGxC7L
— atozy (@atozy) August 26, 2022
According to the tweet, Armstrong filed a “return of service” on Aug. 25, to which Erling “Atozy” Mengshoel is predicted to reply by Sept. 12.
Atozy had obtained $200,000 in donations to fund his protection in response to his crowdfunding enchantment, together with $100,000 from crypto trader Cobie. In response to Armstrong’s public declaration of dropping the lawsuit, Mengshoel had promised to refund all donations.
However, amid the current confusion, Cobie has pledged one other $100,000 to help Mengshoel’s protection.
But Armstrong instructed CryptoSlate that dropping the lawsuit is a “process” and can take time. He stated:
“Speaking with lawyer today. Will be officially dropped by early next week. It’s a process.”
Jake Chervinsky, a lawyer and head of coverage at Blockchain Association, nevertheless, stated that it takes 5 minutes to file a discover of dismissal, which Armstrong is yet to do.
It typically takes the courtroom just a few days to put up filings on the general public docket, so it is potential the return was filed on 8/22 and simply not posted till 8/25…
…nevertheless it additionally takes like 5 minutes for a plaintiff to file a discover of dismissal, which seems not to be performed yet 🤷♂️
— Jake Chervinsky (@jchervinsky) August 26, 2022
In a video on Aug. 25, Armstrong stated that he solely needed the defamatory video to be taken down and apologized to Mengshoel that he needed to “go through this.” He added that he by no means meant the lawsuit to turn out to be public and requested Mengshoel to “remove the video” or “edit the wrong parts.”