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‘Roaring Kitty’ Sued for Securities Fraud Over GameStop Rise

  • Class action accuses Keith Gill of posing as amateur investor
  • Gill was one of the leading voices promoting the stock online
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'Roaring Kitty' Endorses GameStop: 'I Like the Stock'
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Keith Gill, one of the most influential voices that pushed GameStop on the WallStreetBets Reddit forum, was hit with a lawsuit that accused him of misrepresenting himself as an amateur investor and profiting by artificially inflating the price of the stock.

The proposed class action against Gill, who adopted the YouTube nickname “Roaring Kitty,” was filed Tuesday in federal court in Massachusetts. The suit said Gill was actually a licensed securities professional who manipulated the market to profit himself. Gill touted GameStop shares through an extensive social media presence on Youtube, Twitter and Reddit, where he used a more profane alias.