According to the high-profile lawyer, videos of him were released this week as part of a “deliberate plan to intoxicate, then exploit me” scheme.
Kyle Roche, a prominent crypto attorney, has withdrawn from class actions against Binance and other major cryptocurrency companies. This was just days after leaked videos showed him discussing his relationships with clients over drinks.
Roche represented companies such as Tether, Bitfinex and Tron Foundation. He also represented HDR Global Trading (which is known as BitMEX), Binance, and Tether.
According to court records, the lawyer has filed motions to withdraw from a number of cases. According to court filings, Roche is withdrawing from his own class action practice. However, the practice will still continue.
After Crypto Leaks , a self-declared whistleblower website, published videos in which Roche discussed his close relationship to Ava Labs the company behind Avalanche’s blockchain. According to the web site, Roche was paid to harm Avalanche competitors such as Solana.
Kyle Roche posted Monday on Medium that the videos were illegally obtained, edited video clips that were not presented with correct context, and that they were part of a scheme to intoxicate and then exploit me using leading questions.
Bloomberg Law noted that Roche Freedman was founded three years ago by fellow alums of Boies Schiller. David Boies is most well-known for his representation of Al Gore in Gore V. Bushin 2000. He has also represented a number of other controversial clients, including DraftKings and Theranos.
Emin Gun Sirer , Ava Labs’ founder and CEO, called the Crypto Leaks claims “obvious absurdity” and “lies”–and denied any relationship with Kyle Roche. Two previous Crypto Leaks cases, posted in June, concerned alleged unfair attacks on blockchain project.