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Diplo's Attorney Denies 'Revenge Porn' Allegations: 'In No Way Has My Client Violated Any Law'

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Eli Russell Linnetz

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Update: Earlier today (November 18) a Los Angeles judge granted a temporary restraining order against Diplo, with the hearing for a permanent restraining order set for December 8.

Noted attorney Lisa Bloom is representing a woman who says Diplo is attempting to release "revenge porn" against her.

The woman filed a request Nov. 16 in Los Angeles Superior court for a restraining order against the DJ that is intended to prevent Diplo or anyone associated with him from distributing "certain materials."

In a thread posted to Twitter in October, the woman -- whose name is being withheld to protect her privacy -- says the producer hired a private investigator "in [an] attempt to scare me into not speaking out on the disgusting details I know about him." In the thread she claimed that this investigator attempted to intimidate her and knew her address along with the work addresses of her parents.

A response to this thread included a graphic image that the woman alleges came from an account being managed by Diplo or someone associated with him. In a statement, Bloom says her client and the producer were the only two people in possession of this image.

Bloom, the daughter of famed attorney Gloria Allred, says several other woman have come forward with allegations against the producer. In a statement to The Daily Beast, Bloom says the woman went through an extensive vetting process and that she's finds "[the accuser] to be very credible and to have corroborating evidence in support of her claims."

"I am proud to represent a young woman with serious allegations of misconduct against Diplo," Bloom says in a statement to Billboard. "We have reviewed her claims, and spoken to several other women. 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."

The accuser also said on Twitter: “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.”

Diplo’s attorney Bryan Freedman denied his client had done anything wrong and in fact that “Unfortunately, this individual has been harassing my client and his family for more than a year and has repeatedly refused to stop doing so," Freedman says in a statement to Billboard. "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 hearing on the woman’s restraining order request is set for Dec. 8.