Woman files restraining order against DJ Diplo to stop him from 'distributing more revenge porn of her to silence her from speaking out about how he preys on women'

 A Los Angeles woman has filed for a restraining order against DJ and electronic music producer Diplo after she claims he distributed revenge porn 'designed to humiliate her and scare other women out of coming forward'. 

The woman's effort to obtain the order was first reported on Monday by the Daily Beast

The outlet did not name the woman but quoted a Twitter thread from last month in which she accused Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, of 'grooming' her and filming her engaging in sexual activity without her permission.  

The woman, who calls herself 'Shelly' on her Twitter profile, claimed in her restraining order filing that after she posted the thread, a user shared a nude photo of her on the site. 

She believes that user was acting on behalf of Diplo, according to her attorney Lisa Bloom, and is seeking the restraining order to stop the artist from distributing any more 'revenge porn'.  

A Los Angeles woman filed for a restraining order against DJ and electronic music producer Diplo (pictured in January) after she claims he distributed revenge porn 'designed to humiliate her and scare other women out of coming forward'

A Los Angeles woman filed for a restraining order against DJ and electronic music producer Diplo (pictured in January) after she claims he distributed revenge porn 'designed to humiliate her and scare other women out of coming forward'

The woman seeking the restraining order against Diplo, who identifies herself as 'Shelly' on her Twitter profile, spoke out about how the artist 'groomed' her in a thread last month. The photo on Shelly's Twitter account is shown above

The woman seeking the restraining order against Diplo, who identifies herself as 'Shelly' on her Twitter profile, spoke out about how the artist 'groomed' her in a thread last month. The photo on Shelly's Twitter account is shown above 

In her Twitter thread on October 26, Shelly 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."' 

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 Shelly 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 naive women of color.' 

Bloom, Shelly's attorney, said she and her client have reason to believe that Diplo released the intimate photo of her in retaliation for her thread. 

'The only person that had that picture other than her was [Diplo],' Bloom told the Daily Beast, adding that they think the photo came from a 'front account and a fake account' operated by Diplo or someone acting under his direction.   

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

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

'I'm very proud to represent [Shelly],' Bloom said. 'As with all clients, we put her through an elaborate vetting process which she cleared. I find her to be very credible and to have corroborating evidence in support of her claims.' 

The attorney also claimed that she has spoken to three other women with similar allegations against Diplo. 

Shelly's attorney Lisa Bloom (pictured) said she has spoken to three other women with similar allegations against Diplo

Shelly's attorney Lisa Bloom (pictured) said she has spoken to three other women with similar allegations against Diplo

'Witnesses are important in every case,' Bloom said. 'We are happy to speak for free and confidentially to any girls or women who also may have something against Diplo. We have spoken to a number of them so far and we're continuing our investigation.'

Bloom said she expected a judge to rule on the restraining order by Tuesday. A hearing in the case is scheduled for December 7, court records show.  

Representatives for Diplo did not immediately return requests for comment from DailyMail.com or the Daily Beast.  

Bloom, the daughter of famed women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, has an extensive history of representing women with sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, including actor Bill Cosby and Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly.  

Her credibility was called into question in 2017, when she was revealed to have helped Harvey Weinstein navigate his mountain of sexual assault accusations. She later described her working with Weinstein as 'a colossal mistake'. 

Shelly's Twitter thread alleging misconduct by Diplo came as he was hit with backlash over his relationship with 19-year-old TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell. 

Blackwell announced that she was living with the artist 23 years her senior in a video that went viral as critics remarked that he is way too old for her. 

She defended herself by saying that Diplo was more of a father figure to her than a romantic pursuit - as he insisted that they are only friends.  

Shelly's Twitter thread alleging misconduct by Diplo came as he was hit with backlash over his relationship with 19-year-old TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell
Blackwell (pictured) announced that she was living with the artist 23 years her senior in a video that went viral as critics remarked that he is way too old for her

Shelly's Twitter thread alleging misconduct by Diplo came as he was hit with backlash over his relationship with 19-year-old TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell (right). Blackwell announced that she was living with the artist 23 years her senior in a video that went viral as critics remarked that he is way too old for her

Blackwell defended herself by saying that Diplo was more of a father figure to her than a romantic pursuit

Blackwell defended herself by saying that Diplo was more of a father figure to her than a romantic pursuit 

Woman files restraining order against DJ Diplo to stop him from 'distributing more revenge porn of her to silence her from speaking out about how he preys on women' Woman files restraining order against DJ Diplo to stop him from 'distributing more revenge porn of her to silence her from speaking out about how he preys on women' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 05:08 Rating: 5

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