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Chilean Director Nicolas Lopez Steps Down From Production Company After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

  • Deadline
After being accused of sexual harassment, Chilean filmmaker Nicolas Lopez has stepped down from his post at his production company Sobras.

Eight actresses and models including Josefina Montane, Lucy Cominetti, Andrea Velasco and Maria Vidaurre have accused Lopez of unsolicited kissing, requests that women inappropriately touch him, and other sexual misconduct. In the YouTube video below, Lopez announces his departure from the company he started 12 years ago.

In the video, which is in Spanish, Lopez said he does not want his private life to affect his collaborators, actors and production team. He adds that he is the only one responsible for his actions and that no one else deserves to be intimidated.

Lopez, who has collaborated with director Eli Roth on genre thrillers Aftershock and Knock Knock, addressed the allegations on his Instagram account, which has been set to private. Translated from Spanish, he wrote, “I don’t understand what
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Netflix to Review Nicolas Lopez Deal Amid Harassment Allegations

  • Variety
In the wake of recent sexual and workplace harassment allegations against Chile’s biggest box office hitmaker, Nicolas Lopez, Netflix has placed its relationship with the filmmaker “under review.”

“Netflix has licensed several of Nicolás López films in the past and we have an agreement for one of his new projects, which is now currently under review,” it stated. Netflix was slated to release a new Lopez film under wraps next year.

At least eight actresses and models, among them Josefina Montané, Lucy Cominetti, Andrea Velasco and María Vidaurre, have come forward with damning allegations of sexual harassment against Lopez.

In an Instagram post, Lopez said: “I don’t understand what is happening nor the break in my years-long relationships of trust and affection. If I sometimes have been misunderstood, I apologize. But I’m not a stalker nor an abuser.”

Lopez also posted a video to YouTube, in which
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Writer-Director Nicolás López Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Multiple Women

  • The Wrap
Writer-Director Nicolás López Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Multiple Women
Chilean filmmaker Nicolás López has been accused of sexual misconduct and harassment by multiple women, including by at least one actress who appeared in one of his films.

The report, published in the Spanish-language magazine El Mercurio on Saturday, features eight women who accuse López of various acts of misconduct, ranging from online harassment to unwanted groping to masturbating in front of one woman without her consent.

López, who made his start in Spanish-language movies such as “Promedio Rojo” and the “Que Pena Tu Vida” series, has also collaborated with director Eli Roth on several U.S. releases, co-writing the English-language horror movies “Aftershock” and “Knock Knock.”

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According to El Mercurio, Chilean actress and singer Daniela Ginestar said she went to dinner with López and ended up back at his house. There, she
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Nicolas Lopez Invites You To Fuck My Wedding

Chilean director Nicolas Lopez has an eventful 2010. His romantic comedy Fuck My Life (Que Pena Tu Vida) become the top grossing film of the year in Chile, playing to great success on the international festival circuit and landing a remake deal with Lionsgate. Then Eli Roth signed him up to direct earthquake horror picture Aftershock. Not a bad year, all in all, but before Lopez made the step into a big, English language production he wanted to spend a bit more time with the characters of his original hit. And so the dating comedy developed further into a wedding comedy and Lopez launched into production on Fuck My Wedding (Que Pena Tu Boda). Javier (Ariel Levy) plans a hurried marriage with Angela (Andrea Velasco),...
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Fuck My Life (Que pena tu vida) | Review - SXSW Film 2011

Director: Nicolás López Writers: Nicolás López, Guillermo Amoedo Starring: Ariel Levy, Lucy Cominetti, Andrea Velasco, Paz Bascuñan, Leonor Varela, Matías Lopez, Nicolas Martinez, Ramon Llao, Ignacia Allamand, Claudia Celedón Javier (Ariel Levy) is a young advertising professional who has fallen in love with Sofia (Lucy Cominetti). Javier and Sofia's love life starts off a bit rocky, but their relationship matures into two years of approximate bliss. Eventually, though, Javier becomes bored and breaks up with Sofia -- he instantly regrets that decision. Most of writer-director Nicolás López's Fuck My Life takes place after their break up, as Javier alternates between moping pathetically and pathetically attempting to win Sofia back. Throughout his emotional roller coaster, Javier's best friend since childhood, Angela (Andrea Velasco), serves as his sole support; she also has a keen knack for telling him the truth, no matter how brutally honest it is. Most importantly -- at
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