Diplo hit with second revenge porn lawsuit as accuser claims the DJ shared intimate recordings without her consent

A LAWSUIT filed on Thursday has accused DJ and producer Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, of distributing revenge porn.

A woman, identified as Jane Doe, said she began chatting with Pentz on Snapchat in April 2016 when she was 21 years old.

A new lawsuit has accused Thomas Wesley Pentz, also known as Diplo, of allegedly distributing revenge porn

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A new lawsuit has accused Thomas Wesley Pentz, also known as Diplo, of allegedly distributing revenge pornCredit: Getty
Diplo was accused of sharing revenge porn in a 2020 lawsuit, however, he has denied the allegations

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Diplo was accused of sharing revenge porn in a 2020 lawsuit, however, he has denied the allegationsCredit: Getty

She claimed the two shared pornographic images for several months and later had a sexual relationship until October 2023, according to the lawsuit.

The relationship allegedly ended when Doe learned that Pentz had been sharing images and videos of their sexual encounters without her knowledge or permission.

This is the second set of revenge porn allegations filed against Pentz in recent years/

According to Doe, she told Pentz that she didn’t want him to record them having sex without her permission nor did she want him sharing photos or videos with anyone else.

In November 2023, Doe claims another woman reached out to her, saying she had pictures of Doe and Pentz having sex.

The woman said Pentz allegedly sent her the photos and video through Snapchat in October 2018, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit also claims that Pentz kept sharing intimate images and videos of Doe up until the present.

Doe reported Pentz to the New York Police Department on November 7 and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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Doe, who filed the lawsuit in California, is seeking damages from Pentz for violating revenge porn statutes.

“Tragically, this is not the first time the defendant has shamed and violated a woman by disseminating intimate images without her consent,” said Doe’s attorney, Helene Weiss in a statement.

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“Diplo’s alleged illicit pattern of behavior illustrates the harm he’s caused Jane Doe, and other young women just like her.”

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Pentz achieved musical acclaim during the 2000s, however, he has developed a reputation in recent years for appearing at nearly every A-list event or red carpet.

But beginning in late 2020, he was slapped with a sexual misconduct case that made headlines for some time.

In October 2020, Shelly Auguste claimed that Pentz sexually assaulted her, recorded their sexual activity without permission, and shared revenge porn.

What is revenge porn

Revenge porn is the name given to the act of sharing naked photos of someone or images of a person engaging in sexual activity without their knowledge or consent.

A person may have taken the explicit photos or consented to the photos being taken by someone else – their spouse or romantic partner – for their own enjoyment.

However, it is done with the expectation that the photos are private and won’t be shared with anyone else.

The images are typically shared by an ex-partner or spouse to get back at someone after the end of a relationship.

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The next year, after Pentz and Auguste sued each other, he denied her allegations in an Instagram post, calling her a “stalker” who had scammed her way into his life.

Pentz was awarded $1.2 million after it was found that Auguste’s social media posts violated a mutual restraining order that she had signed with Pentz.

Auguste is now suing Pentz for claims such as sexual battery and defamation – a civil trial is scheduled for January 2025.

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“For more than three years, Shelly Auguste has been orchestrating an ongoing smear campaign against Wes—and this is just more of the same,” Pentz’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, told Pitchfork in December 2023.

The U.S. Sun has reached out to Pentz’s reps for comment.

Diplo is a popular DJ and music producer known to have worked with several A-list celebrities

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Diplo is a popular DJ and music producer known to have worked with several A-list celebritiesCredit: Getty
He is currently being sued for sexual battery and defamation

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He is currently being sued for sexual battery and defamationCredit: Getty