Diplo responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Diplo, the DJ and producer accused of posting revenge porn, said he was the victim of an "obsessed fan" in a lengthy social media post Wednesday night.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is considering possible criminal charges against Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley, after a woman accused him of distributing sexually explicit videos of her without her consent.

"This is so frustrating and embarrassing," Diplo wrote in the Instagram post. "I am not this person and I won't be extorted by anyone no matter how stinging the press can be."

Los Angeles prosecutors said Tuesday that they were "reviewing allegations that stem from an October 2020 police report" made about Wesley.

A 25-year-old woman accused Diplo of recording "sexually explicit videos of her without her permission, distributing at least one without her consent," prosecutors said.

"We are reviewing the referral and have no further comment at this time," said Ivor Pine, a spokesperson for the city attorney's office.

A representative and attorney for Diplo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In his post, Diplo said he had consensual sex with the woman, whom he accused of stalking him.

"She was an obsessed fan of mine, and after I relinquished all contact with her, it appears that her only purpose in life has been to disrupt my work, my business, harass me and my close friends and attack me and threaten my family," he wrote.

"Eventually it got too much to handle and I stopped contact with her when I realized he had started to become obsessed with me," he wrote. "It began a nightmare of almost three years of her harassing and threatening me, my family and my friends."

An attorney for the woman could not be reached for comment Thursday.

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