Diplo could be awarded $1.2m after winning revenge porn case against 'obsessive fan'

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Diplo could be awarded $1.2m after winning revenge porn case against 'obsessive fan'

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American DJ Diplo has been awarded a large lump sum after winning a case over alleged revenge porn.

The music producer is set to receive a $1.2 million (£1 million) payout after filing a lawsuit against an 'obsessive fan'.

That fan goes by the name of Shelly Auguste, with the DJ claiming she harassed him, threatened to release revenge porn and even contacted his family members, including the mother of his child.

Apparently, this stems from 2019 where Auguste and Diplo were in a consensual relationship and when the relationship ended, problems started to occur.

Diplo claims it started with Auguste harassing him and his family with nude pictures.

The DJ has reportedly asked the Los Angeles Superior Court to confirm the monetary award that was stated by the arbitrator.

Diplo has won the case against an 'obsessive fan'. Credit: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo
Diplo has won the case against an 'obsessive fan'. Credit: MediaPunch Inc/Alamy Stock Photo

Diplo’s lawyer Bryan Freedman released a statement to TMZ in response to the lawsuit outcome, saying: "We are all extremely pleased for Wes [Diplo] and his family. What happened here is simple.

"The arbitrator looked at all the facts. She evaluated the evidence impartially. And justice prevailed."

According to TMZ, Diplo's legal team is viewing the outcome as a decisive win and described Auguste as a 'obsessive and unstable fan' who was trying to exploit the DJ for as much money as possible, with the team adding: "Her fifteen minutes of fame are now over."

A judge has to still sign off on Diplo's request.

Before the verdict, Diplo released a statement on his Instagram page about the situation.

He explained: "I will keep this story easy to read because I know the internet has a short attention span, and it was my goal to never address a stalker.

"I will refer to her as “SA” (and you can find anything easily online) 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. 

"To be clear, SA was not a minor when I had conversations or sexual intercourse with her. Her own text messages admit this."

The music producer released a statement on social media prior to the verdict. Credit: Gonzales Photo/Alamy Stock Photo
The music producer released a statement on social media prior to the verdict. Credit: Gonzales Photo/Alamy Stock Photo

He continued: "I had a night of consensual sex with her. Basically, SA reached out to me and I declined a few times but at one time decided to meet her. After that experience, we had exchanged texts for a few months, there was small talk, sexual flirting, she would send me pics and videos."

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Callum Jones
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