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Diplo Sued For Unlawful Dissemination

The latest in a litany of legal issues, Diplo has been sued for unlawful dissemination of explicit content.

In a lawsuit filed in California on Thursday (6.23,) an as yet unnamed female has alleged the superstar deejay and music producer distributed her intimate images and videos.

Referred to in the filing as Jane Doe, the woman alleges that in June 2016 she began an intimate relationship with the musician born Thomas Wesley Pentz, that continued until October 2023. 

In November 2023, the plaintiff learned that Diplo had distributed images and videos of their sexual encounters without her consent.

In a statement shared with Variety.Helene Weiss, the woman’s legal representative stated:

“Tragically, this is not the first time the defendant has shamed and violated a woman by disseminating intimate images without her consent,” “Diplo’s alleged illicit pattern of behavior illustrates the harm he’s caused Jane Doe, and other young women just like her. Our client deserves justice, and she’s hopeful that this litigation may serve as a catalyst in ending the defendant’s repeated victimization of women once and for all.”

Another lawyer, Micha Liberty, described Jane Doe’s filing as an act of “bravery” adding that “Revenge pornography is an abhorrent violation of privacy and trust, inflicting profound emotional trauma on victims like Jane Doe.” “Jane Doe’s bravery in speaking out against this injustice is a powerful reminder of the need for systemic change to support and safeguard all survivors of such violations.

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Author: Saul Goode