Diplo Denies Sexual Misconduct Claims, Labels His Accuser A “Stalker”
"Her only purpose in life has been to disrupt my work, my business, harass me and my close friends and attack me and threaten my family."
Diplo has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct, claiming that his accuser is a “stalker” and an “obsessed fan” who is attempting to disrupt his work and harass him.
— Warning: This story contains discussion of sexual assault. —
The statement from Diplo comes after news that prosecutors are considering filing criminal charges against the DJ. The initial complaint was made back in October 2020, when a young woman filed charges against Diplo with the LAPD, claiming that he had filmed “sexually explicit videos” of her without her permission, and had knowingly given her a sexually transmitted infection. The young woman later filed a restraining order against Diplo.
She also claims that the DJ sexually assaulted her in a hotel room following a concert, though no criminal charges have been filed related to that alleged incident.
In his statement, as reported by NME, Diplo shared screenshots of messages between himself and the young woman, while claiming that she intentionally tried to ruin his life.
“I will keep this story easy to read because I know the Internet has a short attention span and it was my goal to never address a stalker,” said Diplo. “She was an obsessed fan of mine, and after I relinquished all contact with her, it appears that her only purpose in life has been to disrupt my work, my business, harass me and my close friends and attack me and threaten my family.”
“To be clear, [the accuser] was not a minor when I had conversations or sexual intercourse with her. Her own text messages admit this.”
Diplo claims that he cut off the relationship when it got “too much to handle.”
“I stopped contact with her when I realized she had started to become obsessed with me. It began as a nightmare of almost three years of her harassing and threatening me and my family and friends.”
You can read Diplo’s full statement below.
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