Kim Kardashian Among Three Celebrities Sued Over Crypto That Crashed 98% After She Promoted It


In what is claimed to have been a ‘pump and dump’ act, American actress Kim Kardashian, former NBA star Paul Pierce, and Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather have been named among the defendants of a lawsuit regarding a cryptocurrency called EthereumMax.

They have been sued by investors in the EthereumMax crypto-currency. The cryptocurrency confirmed the same today, through this tweet.

As per the plaintiffs’ claim, the celebrities used a “pump and dump” scheme, which resulted in the crypto witnessing massive price swings around the period of May to July 2021.

All three of them had promoted cryptocurrency EthereumMax (which is unrelated to the cryptocurrency Ethereum) in different ways.

Kim Kardashian Sued Over EthereumMax Scam
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Kim Kardashian’s Instagram Post

Last year (2021), after Kim’s Instagram post saying “Are you guys into crypto???? This is not financial advice but sharing what my friends just told me about the Ethereum Max token! A few minutes ago Ethereum Max burned 400 trillion tokens — literally 50% of their admin wallet — giving back to the entire E-Max community.” went viral, the price of EthereumMax crashed by more than 98%! 

Kim’s Instagram account is amongst the most popular ones, with 278 million followers at present.

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What About NBA Player Paul Pierce?

As per the complaint, NBA player Paul Pierce had promoted EthereumMax in a “widely discussed” post on Twitter in May 2021, wherein he was praising EthereumMax’s ability to make money for him”.

And that’s not all! Peirce, who was fired by ESPN after an Instagram Live video showed him disregarding COVID precautions while in a room with exotic dancers, had later tweeted this.

Floyd’s Crypto ‘Branding’

And just a week before Kim’s post, Floyd Mayweather had promoted the cryptocurrency on June 6th 2021, during his exhibition match with YouTuber Logan Paul, with the crypto’s website branded on the undefeated boxer’s shorts.

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Floyd Mayweather wears EtherumMax shorts
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Mayweather’s Previous Crypto Lawsuits

Yes, this is not the first time that Floyd Mayweather has been involved in a crypto-related lawsuit. Previously in 2018, Mayweather was charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for not disclosing a $100,000 payment he received for promoting an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017.

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