The sexual assault lawsuit against Diplo has been withdrawn, according to court documents.
The withdrawal comes after a Diplo performance at Orioles Park was canceled. The lawsuit was filed by a woman who alleges the DJ forced her to perform oral sex on him at a party in Los Angeles in 2019.
“In light of the evidence and after consultation with my attorneys, I have decided to withdraw my lawsuit,” the woman told her attorneys. “No payment was offered or requested. I regret filing the lawsuit.”
The lawsuit was filed last week, with the woman alleging the DJ held her hostage until she performed oral sex on him. She said she felt trapped and had no way to escape, so she gave in to the alleged demand. The lawsuit also claimed that the incident might have been filmed without her consent.
Diplo attorney Bryan Freedman praised the dismissal of the sexual assault lawsuit.
“As we said when we first learned of this lawsuit, there was absolutely irrefutable evidence that proved that the allegations it contained were false. As soon as we shared that plethora of evidence with the plaintiff’s lawyers, they recognized that they needed to withdraw their suit immediately.
“This demonstrably false claim – encouraged by an individual who has stalked, threatened, harassed and attempted to extort Mr. Pentz and his family – has caused great harm. While that damage can never fully be undone, we are glad to see this lawsuit be dismissed with prejudice. Only because of the swift and irreversible decision to withdraw this lawsuit and to issue a public statement retracting the claims and expressing regret, we will not be pursuing charges of malicious prosecution against them at this time.”
When news of the lawsuit broke in early July, Freedman said the DJ intended to fight it. He promised to provide “irrefutable evidence” that the claim was false.
He also suggested that the woman who filed the suit had an ulterior motive for doing so. Diplo’s lawyer says the claims were previously made by the plaintiff’s friend, who has been harassing the DJ and his family. It will be interesting to see if the Baltimore Orioles will allow the post-game concert to go forward since the lawsuit has been dismissed. The baseball team’s heavy-handed response came after a scathing editorial about the lawsuit was published.