Diplo Denies Revenge Porn Allegations

A Los Angeles woman has applied for a restraining order against the producer

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Nov 18, 2020

A Los Angeles woman has filed a restraining order against Diplo to prevent the producer from "distributing revenge porn" that is "designed to humiliate her and to scare other women out of coming forward."

As the The Daily Beast reports, the woman detailed accusations against the electronic star born Thomas Wesley Pentz in a Twitter thread last month, claiming he groomed her and hired a private investigator to "scare me into not speaking out on the disgusting details I know about him" following an argument.

"The private investigator stated to me that he knew my address, he knew my parents address, he knew my place of work as well as my parents place to work," she alleged in the Twitter thread. "Take that as you may but most people will take that as a threat."

The woman further alleged that the artist filmed the pair engaging in sexual activity without her permission, writing, "I SPECIFICALLY asked him not too [sic] & his reply was 'fuck it. I'm recording this."

She called Pentz "a huge manipulating liar / gaslighter … who PREYS young women of ALL races (to be honest) but primarily young naive women of color."

The woman is being represented by high-profile attorney Lisa Bloom, who told The Daily Beast in a statement, "As with all clients, we put her through an elaborate vetting process, which she cleared. I find her to be very credible."

Diplo denied the allegations through attorney Bryan Freedman, who told Pitchfork in a statement, "Unfortunately, this individual has been harassing my client and his family for more than a year and has repeatedly refused to stop doing so. To be clear, in no way has my client violated any law. In fact, he has repeatedly made it clear that he wants nothing whatsoever to do with this person — and simply needs her ongoing harassment of his family to end."

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