Diplo Accused Of Distributing Revenge Porn By Woman Seeking Restraining Order
In response, Diplo has reportedly said "he wants nothing whatsoever to do with this person."
DJ and producer Diplo — AKA Thomas Wesley Pentz — has been accused of distributing revenge porn.
As reported by E! News, earlier this year an unnamed woman began proceedings to file a restraining order against Pentz. In the process of filing that case, the woman’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, recently alleged that Pentz has an explicit image of the young woman, and that he has allegedly posted it online. The explicit image was allegedly shared on Twitter by an account that Bloom and the woman both believe belonged to Pentz.
“She alleges in her declaration in support of the restraining order that the only person that had that picture other than her was him,” Bloom asserts. Bloom and the unnamed woman also allege that Pentz recorded sexual activity with the woman without her consent.
“I am proud to represent my client, a woman who has made the choice to stand up for her rights,” Bloom told E! News. “After vetting her claims and speaking to three other women, we find her to be brave and credible. In all cases, witnesses are essential, and we encourage anyone with information regarding this case or this defendant to reach out to us.”
In response, Pentz’s lawyer Bryan Freedman has issued a statement to E! News. “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,” Freedman said.
“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.”
A restraining order hearing will take place on December 8.