Diplo allegedly forced woman into oral sex and recorded it, lawsuit claims
Diplo's attorney has denied the accusations and said, 'We have irrefutable evidence that this is a completely meritless claim'
Thomas Wesley Pentz, professionally popular as Diplo, has been sued by an unnamed woman who alleged that he had forced her into oral sex with him and also filmed the encounter without her consent. The court documents obtained by TMZ stated that the alleged victim was invited to an after-party in 2019 after one of Diplo's Vegas concerts at the Wynn. The woman reportedly attended that concert with her friends while drinking during the show.
However, for the after-party when she reached with a male friend, they were allegedly given more weed and alcohol, which they took. The woman alleged that eventually, the 42-year-old DJ called her inside his personal room while his security team began throwing out others. When her male friend denied leaving without her, he was punched by the bodyguards.
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In the lawsuit, the woman has alleged that Diplo told her she can only leave the place after performing sex acts on him. The woman lastly agreed as she found no other option. She allegedly performed oral sex on him while Diplo captured the encounter without asking her. She also added that at the time, she was not in a position to give consent. The woman claimed that throughout the alleged ordeal, she was fearing for her safety and she has filed suit against Diplo regarding those damages.
But Diplo’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, has dismissed the accusations and said the woman’s story is the same as another woman Shelly Auguste’s allegations, who in June sued the songwriter for sexual battery, assault, defamation, and fraud. Freedman told TMZ, “This complaint is completely outrageous, wildly untrue and yet also entirely predictable, given that it simply repeats the exact same claim already made by the plaintiff’s friend Shelly Auguste, an individual who has been harassing Mr Pentz and his family for more than a year and already has repeatedly violated the restraining order issued against her. We have irrefutable evidence that this is a completely meritless claim and we will be providing it to a court as quickly as we possibly can to put an end to this shakedown by Ms Auguste and her accomplices once and for all.”
Auguste was reportedly Diplo’s ex whom he contacted when she was only 17. The woman had alleged that the record producer first approached her on Twitter and “solicited nude photos of her.” She stated that they exchanged “explicit” photos “before meeting in person for the first time in 2018 when she was 21.” Auguste went on to alleged that after she shifted to Los Angeles “Diplo really began pressuring her for sex by sending unsolicited graphic photos of himself in sexual situations.” But when she asked him about his herpes infection, he “'cut off all communication”.
However, later, the two again met in 2019 and she “lost her virginity to Diplo”. Auguste accused the performer of filming “video of their sexual encounter despite her telling him she didn't want that” and attempted to “coax her into a threesome with a girl she believes was underaged at the time.” But when she refused, Diplo allegedly “forced himself on her as she tried to fight him off.” Soon after that encounter, Auguste alleged she “was diagnosed with chlamydia” and “believes she got it from Diplo because she says he was her only sexual partner at the time.”
Meanwhile, people on Twitter also expressed their views on the whole fiasco. One user wrote, “He keeps saying all these accusations are merit less yet has never given us any proof.” Another one tweeted, “There’s a lot of allegations about this dude forcing himself onto women.” The third user asked, “Why is she suing, rather than going to the police?”
He keeps saying all these accusations are merit less yet has never given us any proof.— smol bb 🥺 (@UnrelentingBrat) July 8, 2021
There’s a lot of allegations about this dude forcing himself onto women— 🇩🇴wepa🗽 (@bklynnsupreme) July 8, 2021
Why is she suing, rather than going to the police?— Emmerson 🏴🇧🇧 (@djrustynail) July 7, 2021