Diplo Could Potentially Face Criminal Charges For A Sexual Misconduct Accusation
According to BuzzFeed, there has been a year-long police investigation into a claim made last year by an anonymous woman, who says she’s the victim of a “revenge porn” situation involving Diplo, the 42-year-old DJ, and father of three whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz. In October 2020, a woman accused Diplo of recording sexually explicit videos of her without her permission, distributing at least one without her consent, raping her at a hotel in Las Vegas, and giving her chlamydia. And now he could be in big trouble, legally speaking, for allegedly recording and distributing sexually explicit videos of a woman without her consent, among other things.
Last November, we posted about a woman who had accused Diplo of very similar allegations, like recording her without her knowledge, and finding a picture of herself naked in a Twitter thread after she went public with the accusations against Diplo. It is not known if this is the same woman or two completely different women. But based on the timeline, it sounds like the same situation. No criminal charges have yet been filed regarding the Las Vegas rape accusation. But, there could be a charge in the works regarding that alleged revenge porn, which spells major trouble for gross ol’ Diplo. via BuzzFeed:
The Los Angeles city attorney’s office is considering criminal charges against celebrity DJ Diplo following a police investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The office told BuzzFeed News it is considering charges of invasion of privacy and intentionally giving someone a sexually transmitted infection.
But if you ask Diplo, and BuzzFeed did, he’ll continue to deny that he’s been filming women without their consent and then using those little films to scare them into shutting up about knowing him that way. But he’ll also pull some shit that seems suspicious as Hell too. Diplo’s lawyers reportedly sent a letter featuring all the times they have denied that anonymous woman’s allegations and any time they have addressed the allegations in court documents. But, that letter came with a warning that BuzzFeed was not allowed to publish or quote a single word from that letter.
According to sources connected with the LAPD’s investigation, police reviewed videos made featuring other women, that Diplo’s anonymous accuser claims he shared with her, which led to police interviewing several of the subjects of those videos.
If that’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth, then it sounds like Diplo has a history of acting like a sexual predator Steven Spielberg, and yeah, he might find himself on the wrong end of a charge. And if he does, well…congratulations to Calvin Harris. Finding out that Diplo was charged with distributing revenge porn and knowingly infecting a woman with an STD probably won’t sit right with some people, and they’ll want to find another blond-haired, blue-eyed DJ to work with. At the very least, Diplo shouldn’t be surprised if a whole lot of people end up pulling a Justin Bieber and responding to Diplo’s texts with, “I think someone gave you the wrong number, sorry.”