Major Lazer’s Diplo Has Denied Sexual Assaulting Teen Woman As Charges Loom


An unnamed woman has reportedly filed a complaint with the Los Angeles Police Department in October 2020 in which she accuses Diplo of recording and distributing sexually explicit videos without her consent and knowingly infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease- chlamydia.

According to BuzzFeed, the City Attorney’s office has been investigating the incident, and it could result in him being charged for invasion of privacy and intentionally giving someone a sexually transmitted infection.

A statement from Diplo’s Attorney on Wednesday, however, disputes the woman’s allegations and says that the woman is a stalker and she is lying.

Diplo is denying allegations of sexual misconduct and could possibly face criminal charges by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

On Wednesday, the artist says the allegations by the alleged victim are part of an “an unceasing campaign of harassment against” the DJ and Producer, whose legal name is Thomas Wesley Pentz.

“Yet more lies from the same disturbed individual who has been stalking and menacing Wes, his family and his friends for years,” Bryan Freedman, his Attorney, said in a statement.

Freeman also says the woman has been blackmailing his client.

“As is well known, this person tried to extort Wes for millions of dollars and, after he refused to pay her a penny … has been peddling her lies around the country in a desperate attempt to harm Wes and those he loves, but she will not succeed.”

Meanwhile, this is the second complaint of the same nature against the “Electricity” producer. A lawsuit by Marchel Gabrielle Auguste was filed in Los Angeles this year in which the woman claims that the Grammy-winning producer solicited her for sex while she was a minor, that he raped her, and that he knowingly giving her STIs.

The woman said Diplo also posted her nudes revenge porn style after she confronted him about his “abusive behavior,” posting “photos of her vagina and breasts on social media without her consent.”

Auguste’s outlined that Diplo was a powerful figure in the music, and they had a relationship that spanned years that became abusive.


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