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Diplo Accused of Distributing Revenge Porn in New Police Report

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In between the time of the twin restraining order settlement in January 2021 and the arbitration ruling in September 2022, Diplo and Auguste filed their competing lawsuits. Diplo filed his lawsuit in opposition to Auguste—alleging stalking, trespassing, and distributing non-public supplies—in April 2021. Auguste filed her lawsuit in opposition to Diplo—alleging sexual battery, gender violence, and extra—in June 2021.

(Shortly after Auguste filed her lawsuit, one other lady additionally filed a go well with in opposition to Diplo, alleging that she was coerced into performing oral intercourse on him at an after-party in Las Vegas in 2019. She additionally alleged that Diplo filmed the alleged incident nonconsensually. The girl withdrew her lawsuit inside a month of its submitting. An lawyer for Diplo mentioned upon the criticism’s withdrawal, “As we mentioned once we first discovered of this lawsuit, there was completely irrefutable proof that proved that the allegations it contained have been false. As quickly as we shared that plethora of proof with the plaintiff’s legal professionals, they acknowledged that they wanted to withdraw their go well with instantly.”)

Auguste went to police together with her new declare on Friday, August 18, 2023, “to report that she was the sufferer of Revenge Porn,” the police report states. Within the report, it’s famous that Auguste informed a police officer that she had allowed Diplo to take nude images of her and “despatched […] nude movies and images to [Diplo] voluntarily. These objects have been for him solely and to not distribute to others.” She added that he “distributed a few of the nude movies and images of her on-line,” as additionally alleged in her lawsuit.

The identical day Auguste went to the police station, she mentioned within the report, a lady contacted her on Instagram and informed her that she had six nude images of her; Auguste defined within the report “that they have been the images that both [Diplo] took or that she had given to him.”

Auguste, in accordance with the police report, “believes that [Diplo] is distributing the nude images as a result of he’s mad at her for just lately submitting authorized motion in opposition to him. She acknowledged that he needs to harass and embarrass her.”

Auguste was granted a brand new momentary restraining order in opposition to Diplo on September 18. On August 24, Diplo made a request for his personal momentary restraining order. That request was denied, with the Superior Courtroom of California stating in its clarification that “[t]listed below are inadequate articulable information of harassment pled on this Petition to warrant the Courtroom’s issuance of emergency momentary orders.” In October, a decide prolonged Auguste’s momentary restraining order till December 2023.

Auguste is at the moment enrolled in California’s Protected at Dwelling program, which permits “victims of home violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking and elder and dependent abuse, in addition to reproductive well being care employees, a substitute mailing handle to obtain top notch, licensed, and registered mail.”

“I feel it’s time the music trade stops enabling the perpetual abuse that happens,” Shelly Auguste mentioned in an announcement to Pitchfork. “I’ve been silenced for much too lengthy. I hope that with this restraining order I can lastly acquire peace and safety. I hope that with the prison investigation, the justice system will get it proper this time.”


Should you or somebody you recognize has been affected by sexual assault, we encourage you to achieve out for assist:

RAINN Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline
http://www.rainn.org
1 800 656 HOPE (4673)

Disaster Textual content Line
SMS: Textual content “HELLO” or “HOLA” to 741-741

If you’re being sexually harassed, you possibly can report it to the authorities at your job, faculty, or native regulation enforcement. For extra info go to https://www.rainn.org/ThatsHarassment

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