Diplo accused of ‘distributing revenge porn’ as woman seeks restraining order

Woman accusing the producer is represented by high-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom

Roisin O'Connor
Wednesday 18 November 2020 10:49
Producer Diplo
Producer Diplo

A woman is seeking a restraining order against producer Diplo amid claims that he distributed “revenge porn” images of her, according to reports.

High-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom is representing the unnamed woman. Pitchfork reports that a restraining order request was filed against Diplo in the Los Angeles County superior court on 16 November.

In a statement, a representative said Bloom was “proud to represent a young woman with serious allegations of misconduct against Diplo”.

“We have reviewed her claims, and spoken to several other women,” she said. “We find her to be credible and brave. 

“We recently filed for a restraining order to prevent Diplo or anyone associated with him from distributing revenge porn images of my client, which is illegal and often done to discourage accusers from coming forward.”

Diplo’s lawyer told Pitchfork: “Unfortunately, this individual has been harassing my client and his family for more than a year and has repeatedly refused to stop doing so. 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—and simply needs her ongoing harassment of his family to end.”

The Independent has contacted Diplo’s representative for comment.

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