Nicolas Lopez, most known for collaborating with Eli Roth, was accused of sexual harassment by several women according to multiple reports. The Chilean newspaper, El Mercurio, published reports that Mr. Lopez allegedly subjected women to unwanted sexual advances.
According to Chile’s division of CNN, three of the women are famous actresses in Chilé, with two of them working as frequent collaborators.
El Mercurio reports that Daniela Ginestar claims when she went to his home, Lopez showed a video of himself having sex with a TV star, and he told her she needed to do the same thing to succeed in the movie business; he went on to masturbate in front of her.
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Maria Vidaurre also claims Lopez tried to set up a casting meeting late at night in his home, and he told her she shouldn’t wear a bra, pushed her up against a wall, and forcibly kissed and pressed himself up against her.
Bernadita Cruz also made similar allegations, adding that he grabbed her breast on one occasion, and worked toward blacklisting her in the entertainment scene after she tried negotiating for higher pay after receiving low pay the first time they worked together.
Paula Vial, his attorney-at-law, released a statement stating that the stories were “false” and were robbed of context. As you may know, Lopez wrote the screenplay for Roth’s 2012 film, Aftershock, as well as his film three years later, Knock Knock.
The director also worked on The Green Inferno as well as Madre. This is just one of many men to be accused of sexual misconduct in the last year, ever since the bombshell allegations against the disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein.
The accusations made by Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan set off a cascade of allegations against men in the industry, with Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, and Jeremy Piven all suffering a similar fate.