Benjamin Armstrong, popularly often called “Bitboy,” has not but dropped the defamation lawsuit in opposition to YouTuber Atozy, regardless of publicly declaring to take action on Aug. 25, Atozy stated in a tweet on Aug. 26.
The Bitboy scenario is just not over.
Acquired this from my lawyer simply now… pic.twitter.com/p4diYGxC7L
— atozy (@atozy) August 26, 2022
In keeping with 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 attraction, together with $100,000 from crypto dealer Cobie. In response to Armstrong’s public declaration of dropping the lawsuit, Mengshoel had promised to refund all donations.
Nonetheless, amid the current confusion, Cobie has pledged one other $100,000 to assist Mengshoel’s protection.
However Armstrong informed CryptoSlate that dropping the lawsuit is a “course of” and can take time. He stated:
“Talking with lawyer at present. Can be formally dropped by early subsequent week. It’s a course of.”
Jake Chervinsky, a lawyer and head of coverage at Blockchain Affiliation, nevertheless, stated that it takes 5 minutes to file a discover of dismissal, which Armstrong is but to do.
It generally takes the court docket a number of days to publish filings on the general public docket, so it is potential the return was filed on 8/22 and simply not posted till 8/25…
…however it additionally takes like 5 minutes for a plaintiff to file a discover of dismissal, which seems to not be completed but 🤷♂️
— Jake Chervinsky (@jchervinsky) August 26, 2022
In a video on Aug. 25, Armstrong stated that he solely wished the defamatory video to be taken down and apologized to Mengshoel that he needed to “undergo this.” He added that he by no means meant the lawsuit to develop into public and requested Mengshoel to “take away the video” or “edit the fallacious components.”