Diplo shrugs off revenge porn claims as he attends Miami event
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Diplo was seen out after a woman filed a police report against him, accusing the DJ of distributing nude photographs of her without consent, on Thursday… though he claims it’s a ‘smear campaign.’

Despite the gravity of the allegations made against him earlier in the day, the 45-year-old songwriter appeared in good spirits as he attended Delilah Miami’s grand opening, which was also attended by Shakira, Leonardo DiCaprio, DJ Khaled, Tyga and Janelle Monae.

For the occasion, he wore a yellow button-down, olive green trousers, two gold necklaces layered on top of each other and a pair of patterned sneakers. 

At one point, he stripped down to just a black tank top and displayed his extensive tattoo collection as he posed for a photo with his arms crossed in front of his chest.

Shaking it off: Diplo was seen out for the first time since a woman filed a police report against him, accusing him of distributing nude photographs without her consent, on Thursday

Shaking it off: Diplo was seen out for the first time since a woman filed a police report against him, accusing him of distributing nude photographs without her consent, on Thursday

Shaking it off: Diplo was seen out for the first time since a woman filed a police report against him, accusing him of distributing nude photographs without her consent, on Thursday

His latest sighting comes after a woman claims he distributed naked photographs of a woman in what the American DJ’s lawyer insists is an ‘ongoing smear campaign’ against him. 

The woman, Shelly Auguste, went to Los Angeles Police in August, ‘to report that she was the victim of Revenge Porn,’ with her report currently under review at the city’s attorney’s office.

Auguste claimed she was contacted by a woman on Instagram, who said she had six nude photos of her which were either, ‘the photographs that either [Diplo] took or that she had given to him,’ adding she went to the police the day the woman contacted her.

The report reads that Auguste, ‘believes that [Diplo] is distributing the nude photographs because he is mad at her for recently filing legal action against him. She stated that he wants to harass and embarrass her.’

Auguste was granted a new temporary restraning order against Diplo on September 18, though the musician had his own restraining order request denied. 

Auguste said in a statement, ‘I think it’s time the music industry stops enabling the perpetual abuse that occurs.’

‘I have been silenced for far too long. I hope that with this restraining order I can finally gain peace and protection. I hope that with the criminal investigation, the justice system gets it right this time,’ she said.

Diplo’s attorney Bryan Friedman argued Auguste has been ‘orchestrating an ongoing smear campaign against [Diplo]’ for more than three years.

Bryan Freedman said in a statement: ‘Ms. Auguste has already been the subject of a restraining order, the violation of which resulted in an arbitrator’s ruling and a court judgment of more than $1.2 million in damages because of her misconduct.’

‘Her recent attempt to enlist a co-conspirator to shake down [Diplo] in a bogus lawsuit fell apart within days when indisputable evidence disproved her story, and the case was dismissed,’ he added.

‘Now, Ms. Auguste is at it yet again. But [Diplo] will defend himself, and, just as he has done every time Ms. Auguste has defamed, harassed and attacked him and his family, he will win,’ he contended.

Auguste, 27,  previously accused the Mississippi music artist, 45, of sexual battery, assault, defamation and fraud in a lawsuit filed in 2021. 

Diplo, born Thomas Wesley Pentz, went on to sue Auguste in Los Angeles Superior Court and win $1.2 million after claiming she had threatened to release revenge porn and repeatedly made unwanted contact with his child’s mother and other family members.

Now in her new case, which was brought to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office in November by the LAPD, Auguste is suing the musician for an extensive list of alleged offenses.

The charges include sexual battery, gender violence, intentional intrusion into private affairs, battery, assault, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and fraud, as well as violation of the Ralph Civil Rights Act and violation of the Tom Bane Civil Rights Act.

Diplo’s lawyer, Attorney Bryan J. Freedman, didn’t immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment – but told Pitchfork: ‘For more than three years, Shelly Auguste has been orchestrating an ongoing smear campaign against Wes and this is just more of the same.

‘Now, Ms. Auguste is at it yet again. But Wes will defend himself, and, just as he has done every time Ms. Auguste has defamed, harassed and attacked him and his family, he will win.’ 

In 2020 – Diplo previously fired back against Auguste when she filed for a restraining order and accused him of distributing revenge porn by seeking an injunction of his own, claiming it’s actually her who’s leaking his nudes. 

Party time: Despite the gravity of the allegations made against him earlier in the day, the 45-year-old songwriter appeared in good spirits as he attended Delilah Miami's grand opening, which was also attended by Shakira , Leonardo DiCaprio , DJ Khaled, Tyga and Janelle Monae

Party time: Despite the gravity of the allegations made against him earlier in the day, the 45-year-old songwriter appeared in good spirits as he attended Delilah Miami's grand opening, which was also attended by Shakira , Leonardo DiCaprio , DJ Khaled, Tyga and Janelle Monae

Party time: Despite the gravity of the allegations made against him earlier in the day, the 45-year-old songwriter appeared in good spirits as he attended Delilah Miami’s grand opening, which was also attended by Shakira , Leonardo DiCaprio , DJ Khaled, Tyga and Janelle Monae

The DJ claimed his accuser was publishing nude images of him across social media, in addition to sending them some of his ex-lovers, including the mother of his children.

Auguste first published the accusations on Twitter in October 2020. 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.

Attorney Lisa Bloom, who previously advised Harvey Weinstein, represented the accuser back in 2020.

Bloom said: ‘We are pleased to announce that by an order dated November 16, 2020, the Court ordered our requests “all granted” and the restraining order issued.’

Shelly August accused Diplo of distributing naked pictures of her

Shelly August accused Diplo of distributing naked pictures of her

His sighting comes after Diplo was accused of distributing naked photographs of a woman – Shelly Auguste – in what the American DJ’s lawyer insists is an ‘ongoing smear campaign’ against him

Thomas Wesley Pentz, known professionally as Diplo, went on to sue Auguste in Los Angeles Superior Court and win $1.2 million after claiming she had threatened to release revenge porn and repeatedly made unwanted contact with his child's mother and other family members

Thomas Wesley Pentz, known professionally as Diplo, went on to sue Auguste in Los Angeles Superior Court and win $1.2 million after claiming she had threatened to release revenge porn and repeatedly made unwanted contact with his child's mother and other family members

Thomas Wesley Pentz, known professionally as Diplo, went on to sue Auguste in Los Angeles Superior Court and win $1.2 million after claiming she had threatened to release revenge porn and repeatedly made unwanted contact with his child’s mother and other family members

In 2020 - Diplo fired back against Auguste when she filed for a restraining order and accused him of distributing revenge porn by seeking an injunctio n of his own, claiming it's actually her who's leaking his nudes

In 2020 - Diplo fired back against Auguste when she filed for a restraining order and accused him of distributing revenge porn by seeking an injunctio n of his own, claiming it's actually her who's leaking his nudes

In 2020 – Diplo fired back against Auguste when she filed for a restraining order and accused him of distributing revenge porn by seeking an injunctio n of his own, claiming it’s actually her who’s leaking his nudes

Freedman has represented the celebrity since 2020 – at the time of the restraining order the attorney 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.’ 

The initial accusations from Auguste claimed Diplo ‘preyed’ on her after the two first made contact when she was 17-years-old and he was 36.

Court paper state: ‘Respondent messaged me on Twitter. I was shocked and excited because Respondent is a well-known DJ, record producer, and songwriter.

‘After communicating via Twitter, we exchanged phone numbers and Snapchat usernames. I was 17 years old when we met and Respondent was 36 years old.’

They did not meet until March of 2018 but ‘regularly exchanged sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages’, according to the filing. They are said to have had sex for the first time time April 2019.

Attorney Lisa Bloom represented Diplo's accuser

Attorney Lisa Bloom represented Diplo's accuser

Attorney Lisa Bloom represented Diplo’s accuser

The current charges against Diplo include sexual battery, gender violence, intentional intrusion into private affairs, battery, assault, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud (seen last month)

The current charges against Diplo include sexual battery, gender violence, intentional intrusion into private affairs, battery, assault, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud (seen last month)

The current charges against Diplo include sexual battery, gender violence, intentional intrusion into private affairs, battery, assault, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud (seen last month)

In the documents, the woman 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 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.”

The initial accusations from Auguste claimed Diplo 'preyed' on her after the two first made contact when she was 17-years-old and he was 36

The initial accusations from Auguste claimed Diplo 'preyed' on her after the two first made contact when she was 17-years-old and he was 36

The initial accusations from Auguste claimed Diplo ‘preyed’ on her after the two first made contact when she was 17-years-old and he was 36

When Auguste was initially seeking the restraining order against Diplo, she identified herself only as 'Shelly' on her Twitter profile

When Auguste was initially seeking the restraining order against Diplo, she identified herself only as 'Shelly' on her Twitter profile

When Auguste was initially seeking the restraining order against Diplo, she identified herself only as ‘Shelly’ on her Twitter profile

The thread Shelly posted about Diplo on October 26 2020 is shown in full above

The thread Shelly posted about Diplo on October 26 2020 is shown in full above

The thread Shelly posted about Diplo on October 26 2020 is shown in full above

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.’

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