Bitboy (real name Ben Armstrong) has filed a lawsuit against his former colleagues at the Hit Network alleging a breach of contract. Armstrong claims that he was forced to sign a contract that was significantly worse than he agreed to and he was then subsequently “lied to and defrauded” while working for the network. He is seeking unspecified damages for the breach of contract, fraud, and emotional distress.
The Hit Network allegedly hired Armstrong in February 2020 to become a crypto and blockchain content creator, and to produce a series of videos for their website and YouTube channel. Armstrong states in his lawsuit that he agreed to a salary of $65,000, health and dental insurance, a weekly blog post, and other podcasting services that would be conducted on-site with the Hit Network. However, he was given a substantially reduced salary with no other benefits being provided upon signing the final contract.
In addition, Armstrong states that he was told false information about the Hit Network’s marketing and conversion rates for the videos he was producing, leading to him believing he was engaged in a successful project for the company. Armstrong also claims that he was promised a “premium rate” for his services but was never provided with any such rate.
Armstrong further alleges that his former colleagues at the Hit Network “harassed, belittled and intimidated” him to a point where he left the project out of fear for his safety. Armstrong is now seeking damages for breach of contract, fraud, and emotional distress caused by his former colleagues’ conduct.