Post Malone’s breakup with ex-girlfriend Ashlen Diaz has taken yet another turn as he is now being accused of domestic violence — except she’s not the one making the claims.
Radar Online has obtained court documents confirming that a firm called Martorell Law has sued not only the singer, but also his former partner of three years, who they initially aided in legal negotiants relating to her alimony.
A lawyer suing #PostMalone claims to have photos and text messages that relate to the rapper’s alleged “physical abuse” of his ex-girlfriend Ashlen Diaz — and he plans to show the evidence in court, RadarOnline has learned.#RadarExclusive (📸: MEGA) https://t.co/5tmCpI4oqP pic.twitter.com/7HKEhJ1osU— Radar Online (@radar_online) September 19, 2023
Following the couple’s 2018 split, Diaz proposed a payout from her relationship despite not being married to Post and promised her legal team a percentage of the settlement. Per the lawsuit filed by Martorell last year, he allegedly cornered her into an out-of-court settlement that would cut the firm out of the deal.
Diaz has filed a motion for damages, which Post Malone has demanded be thrown out as he referred to it as “frivolous, unreasonable, or without foundation.” This move is premised on Post Malone’s alleged emotional and physical abuse of his ex, with Diaz saying that he “pressured and coerced Diaz” into releasing her lawyer.
“Coercion and pressure of one’s romantic partner combined with physical and emotional abuse in violation of the Penal Code, in an effort to deprive that person of competent legal counsel and with the knowledge that the actor is also depriving legal counsel of its attorneys’ fee, constitutes an independent wrongful act,” the motion reads.
“These facts were what the underlying case would have been all about — a palimony dispute wherein this pattern of abuse and imbalance of power was used to suppress Ms. Diaz literally physically and emotionally, only to leave her powerless and money-less after he was caught red-handed on a yacht by TMZ with another woman in the midst of an alleged unfaithful tryst.
“Plaintiff’s counsel has, to date, avoided airing out these salacious facts based upon their professionalism and respect for the court process, but given Defendant Post’s counsel’s insistence within pleadings on falsely painting this case as one where Defendant Post lacked the ability to control Ms. Diaz, if the Court finds it necessary for these further specific allegations and the photographic and text evidence thereof to be asserted in pleadings.”