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Diplo may face criminal charges over claims he gave woman, 25, chlamidya and shared revenge porn

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Diplo may face criminal charges over claims he gave woman, 25, chlamidya and shared revenge porn
Diplo may face criminal charges over claims he gave woman, 25, chlamidya and shared revenge porn

Famed DJ Diplo could face charges after a woman claims he gave her chlamydia and recorded her while they had sex without her permission – then shared clips with his pals. 

Diplo’s ex Shelly Auguste made the criminal complaint to the Los Angeles Police Department in October 2020, with a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Department telling Buzzfeed Tuesday that they’re now considering criminal charges.

‘We are reviewing the referral and have no further comment at this time,’ said Rob Wilcox, a spokesperson for the LA city attorney, said of the allegations. Diplo’s accuser has not been named by the LAPD or prosecutors, but the details of the allegations match with those made by Auguste, who has previously gone on the record with her claims. 

Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, was sued by Auguste for sexual battery, defamation and fraud in October 2020, and has repeatedly denied the allegations that August, 25, has made against him. 

She has also accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas hotel room after one of his concerts, although that allegation does not form part of the criminal complaint against him. 

California law considers knowingly passing on a sexually-transmitted infection and recording a sexually explicit video without a partner’s consent as misdemeanors. 

The Los Angeles city attorney¿s office is considering hitting Diplo with criminal charges of invasion of privacy and knowingly giving someone a sexually transmitted disease

The Los Angeles city attorney’s office is considering hitting Diplo with criminal charges of invasion of privacy and knowingly giving someone a sexually transmitted disease 

Shelley Auguste first filed a report against Diplo's sexual misconduct in October 2020

Shelley Auguste first filed a report against Diplo’s sexual misconduct in October 2020 

She shared her accusations against the celebrity DJ on Twitter and Instagram after Diplo fired a private investigator to scare her, she claims

She shared her accusations against the celebrity DJ on Twitter and Instagram after Diplo fired a private investigator to scare her, she claims

That civil filing accuses Diplo of sexual battery, assault, defamation and fraud. Auguste said she came forward after Diplo hired a private investigator to contact her and ‘scare’ her out of sharing ‘disgusting details’ she knew about him. 

In the suit, Auguste claims the 42-year-old performer first contacted her on Twitter when she was just 17 and ‘solicited nude photos of her.’

They went on to exchange ‘explicit’ images ‘before meeting in person for the first time in 2018, when she was 21.’ She claims that after she moved to Los Angeles ‘Diplo really began pressuring her for sex by sending unsolicited graphic photos of himself in sexual situations.’ 

The court documents also alleged that after Auguste confronted Diplo about the rumors he had herpes, he ‘cut off all communication’ with her. 

But after they reconciled, a year later, in 2019, she claims ‘she gave in to the pressure and lost her virginity to Diplo.’

She also alleges he ‘recorded video of their sexual encounter despite her telling him she didn’t want that’ and tried to ‘coax her into a threesome with a girl she believes was underaged at the time.’

After Auguste declined the threesome, she says he ‘forced himself on her as she tried to fight him off.’

Not long after, she says she ‘was diagnosed with chlamydia’ and ‘believes she got it from Diplo because she says he was her only sexual partner at the time.’ 

Auguste was 17-years-old when Diplo began messaging her and eliciting sexual photos of her

Auguste was 17-years-old when Diplo began messaging her and eliciting sexual photos of her

Diplo has admitted to having sexual relations with Auguste but claims that she has turned into a obsessive stalker, his claims mirror those that she made first in a filing for a temporary restraining order

Diplo has admitted to having sexual relations with Auguste but claims that she has turned into a obsessive stalker, his claims mirror those that she made first in a filing for a temporary restraining order

In her original filing, Auguste adds: ‘I was caught off guard and shocked when Respondent sent me unsolicited videos of him engaging in sex with other females in or about October of 2018.

‘I sternly told Respondent that I did not want him to ever record us engaging in sexual activities.’

After claiming to have been contacted by a private investigator hired by the DJ the woman says she felt ‘threatened and intimidated’.

In her Twitter thread  detailing the allegations on October 26, Auguste alleged that Diplo took explicit footage of her without her consent, writing: ‘I SPECIFICALLY asked him not too & his reply was ‘f*** it. I’m recording this.”

She also claimed he hired a private investigator to contact her after they got in an argument – saying that he wanted to ‘scare’ her so she wouldn’t share the ‘disgusting details’ she knew about him.

‘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 tweeted.

‘Take that as you may but most people will take that as a threat.’

In another tweet Auguste wrote: ‘I never had the will or intention to expose Diplo being that I did not want all the years I invested into speaking & hanging out with him to go in vain….or end nasty.

‘But I slowly started to realize he is a huge manipulating liar / gaslighter who PREYS young women of ALL races (to be honest) but primarily young naïve women of color.’

Diplo tweeted about sleeping with girls born in the 90s in 2010. At this time, those girls would be between the ages of 11-20 and he was in his early 30s

Diplo tweeted about sleeping with girls born in the 90s in 2010. At this time, those girls would be between the ages of 11-20 and he was in his early 30s

The DJ has a history of making inappropriate comments about young girls. Some critics online have dubbed him the 'White R. Kelly'

The DJ has a history of making inappropriate comments about young girls. Some critics online have dubbed him the ‘White R. Kelly’ 

Diplo’s attorney, Bryan Freedman said, ‘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.’ 

Auguste first published the accusations on Twitter in October. Shortly afterwards, a nude image of her appeared on the site that was published by a user she believes was acting on behalf of the DJ in an attempt to ‘humiliate’ and silence her.

Auguste successfully obtained a restraining order to stop the artist from distributing any more ‘revenge porn’. A judge also instructed Diplo to identify anyone he may have sent the images to and to get ‘express written permission’ from his accuser to further distribute any images.

Through his attorney, Diplo denied the allegations to DailyMail.com at the time, before hitting back with his own filing.

He claims Auguste has been publishing nude images of him across social media, in addition to sending them some of his ex-lovers, including the mother of his children, Kathryn Lockhart. In December, Diplo requested a judge sign a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Auguste, citing incessant harassment of him and his family.

In his filing, Diplo claimed he and Shelly first met in 2018, when they immediately began exchanging nude photos and videos with each other, which he said he expected to remain private.

The artist also conceded in the filing that he and the woman had sex on a number of different occasions, insisting it was always consensual. 

However, at some point in 2020, Diplo said his relations with Auguste soured, which is when he claims she began distributing explicit images of both him, and them both together, without his permission.

Azealia Banks (left) has said that she and Diplo (right) had sex when she was a minor trying to launch her music career

Azealia Banks (left) has said that she and Diplo (right) had sex when she was a minor trying to launch her music career

M.I.A. (right) rose to fame while she was dating Diplo (left), who she has accused of being emotionally abusive

M.I.A. (right) rose to fame while she was dating Diplo (left), who she has accused of being emotionally abusive

Quenlin Blackwell, 19, was questioned by fans when she revealed that she was living with Diplo but claimed that the relationship with platonic

Quenlin Blackwell, 19, was questioned by fans when she revealed that she was living with Diplo but claimed that the relationship with platonic

Blackwell released this statement the same month that Auguste filed her police report and Banks spoke publicly about sleeping with Diplo when she was a minor

Blackwell released this statement the same month that Auguste filed her police report and Banks spoke publicly about sleeping with Diplo when she was a minor

The allegations made by Diplo strongly resemble those made by Auguste in her filing. 

Correcting other reports, Auguste shared a screengrab on Instagram showing that both restraining orders were disposed, claiming that both parties decided to make a private agreement and told the courts they did not want to proceed. 

The Twitter thread filled with the allegations of misconduct by Diplo came as he was hit with backlash over his relationship with 19-year-old TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell.

Blackwell announced that she was living with the artist 23 years her senior in a video that went viral as critics remarked that he is way too old for her.

She defended herself by saying that Diplo was more of a father figure to her than a romantic pursuit – as he insisted that they are only friends.

That same month, rapper Azealia Banks made accusations of Diplo’s predatory behavior on the podcast Cheapy’s Two Cents. ‘I used to have sex with Diplo when I was 17. Diplo definitely found me on f**king Myspace,’ she said. 

‘I always give him credit for f**king launching my career off, but yeah, I had to give him some teenage p***y to do it. He’s always been preying on young ethnic girls.’ Diplo would have been in his early 30s at the time. 

Rapper M.I.A., who dated Diplo for five years, has accused him of emotional abuse. 

Auguste has many tweets and Instagram post regarding her accusations against Diplo including text messages she claims were sent by the DJ and other accusations against the DJ from other women. 

The police investigation and its submission to prosecutors who are considering criminal charges reveals a new level of scrutiny for the allegations made against the celebrity DJ.