Diplo has been a working musician for nearly two decades. During that time, the Grammy-winning DJ and producer has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. But during those years, Diplo has also been accused of sexual misconduct.
Diplo was accused of sexual misconduct in 2020
Diplo’s first criminal case dates back a decade. Back in 2011, he was arrested at The Standard Hotel in New York City after being involved in a violent bar fight. As a result he ended up taking anger management classes.
In November 2020, Shelley Auguste, a Los Angeles girl, claimed that Diplo had groomed her from the age of 17 (Diplo was 36 at the time) and leaked her revenge porn on Twitter. The two did not meet in person until March 2018 due to the age difference, but they “regularly exchange explicit sexual photographs, videos and messages,” according to court documents, things.
The court granted Auguste a restraining order, but months later, she sued again for other serious charges: allegedly stalking her when she was young and never disclosing that she had an STI. . tmz. He also tried to force Auguste to have a threesome with a girl he believed was underage after one of his shows in Las Vegas in 2019.
Diplo sexually abused several women including Azealia Banks
tmz In 2020 it was reported that another woman had sued Diplo for the same crime, which August included rape. The alleged victim claimed that Diplo forced her to perform adult activities and recorded her without her consent during a party after one of his Vegas shows in 2019.
Rapper Azealia Banks shared a similar story of her own during an episode of her “Cheap’s Two Cents” podcast on SoundCloud. He said that he sexually assaulted her in 2008 in exchange for a musical performance. In an interview with MTV, she insisted that he did not “discover” her. “I swear, Diplo is telling people, ‘I found him!’ Like every magazine, ‘Diplo scored his first track, “Seventeen”.’ No he didn’t; I produced it.”
Diplo could face criminal charges
According to Buzzfeed NewsDiplo could face serious charges thanks to the second, unnamed woman to sue Diplo in 2020.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is considering criminal charges against Diplo after a police investigation into the allegations; The woman herself never sued him. The office is reportedly looking into charges of breach of privacy and knowingly giving someone a sexually transmitted infection.
Diplo was accused of grooming Tik Tok star Quenlin Blackwell
Ironically, both of these cases weren’t the first time Diplo was accused of being a stalker. In 2020, 19-year-old TikTok star Quenlyn Blackwell revealed that she was living with the producer, raising eyebrows on the internet.
“I’m an adult. I’m not being groomed. Platonic relationships exist. I’ve been living here for over a year,” she said of the allegations. “I’d rather break both my legs and Will be forced to walk instead of pursuing Diplo romantically, and he will choke.”
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