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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Lucas Responds To Allegations Of Leaving “Urine, Semen And Fecal Matter” All Over Airbnb Rental

 

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Michael Lucas was just slapped with a lawsuit for allegedly leaving bodily fluid stains, enema kits, dildos and other things in a Californai Airbnb rental.

The gay porn mogul denied the allegations, suggesting the bodily fluids may actually belong to the property owner herself, who he claims is a “professional extortionist.”

In her lawsuit, property owner Kristina Knapic alleges that Lucas rented her stately 1929 Spanish revival mansion in Ojai under false pretenses in August. According to Knapic, Lucas booked the house as a “summer rental” using the fake name of “Anna.” When he showed for the keys, he told Knapic he was Anna’s brother-in-law.

Related: Former Condom Advocate Michael Lucas Appears In First Bareback Film

Five days later, Knapic returned to her house and was horrified to find “urine, semen and fecal matter on the linens, carpets, upholstery, walls, ceilings and in the hot tub.”

But it gets worse. Much worse.

The lawsuit also claims that “enema kits were found throughout the house — on the floors, in the beds, in nightstand drawers and in the trash” and that “various sexual devices were found in the beds and in the trash.”

“The hot tub water,” the lawsuit adds, “was brownish in color.”

Related: Gay Porn Maven Michael Lucas Is On PrEP, Thinks You Should Be Too

Knapic finally put two and two together when she found a business card for Lucas Entertainment on the floor. Now, she wants $30,000 and is demanding Lucas not sell or distribute any footage shot on her property.

“Plaintiff has not, and does not, rent the property for the purposes of filming adult pornographic movies,” the lawsuit reads. “Such an image is not one plaintiff wants associated with her pristine home.”

But Lucas is hitting back.

In a statement released exclusively to Queerty, he says there is absolutely “no merit” to Knapic’s claims. He also says that, contrary to her insisting she maintains a “pristine home,” there is a “fairly well-equipped sex dungeon” on the property, which is not mentioned in the Airbnb listing but is available for use by tenants.

Lucas also says that he’s not the only tenant who has had issues with Knapic. He sent us screenshots of Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews that he claims have been mysteriously deleted:

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He also sent us screen grabs from two text message conversations he had with Knapic shortly after checking out of the rental, in which he says everything appeared to be just fine:
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In his statement, Lucas also suggests that it was actually Knapic who threw the wild sex party and that she is “now looking to a porn company to fund the repairs” to her sex dungeon.

Read his statement, in full, below…

Simply stated, there is no basis whatsoever to this claim, and we have
photographic evidence to prove that.

Ms. Knapic was a resident in a guest house on the premises during our
entire stay. Our windows faced her windows, we shared the yard and
garden, we shared laundry facilities.  If there were any activity
which would have resulted in the damage she now claims, it would have
been evident.

When we first arrived, we inquired if it would be possible to extend
our stay, but were told we could not because the house was already
rented to others.

Paragraph 17 of the complaint says Ms. Knapic entered the property on
August 16, after we had vacated the property, and found a mess.

That is a completely false statement.

On August 27, 11 days after we left, we texted Ms. Knapic to ask if
something we had forgotten in the refrigerator had been found. She
responded by text on August 31 that they were in Cancun and that their
cleaning staff had cleaned the house and threw everything out. Not one
syllable about any issue with the horrible condition in which she
claims we left the house on August 16.

There was absolutely no claim at that time of any problems at the property.

Cleaning staff went through the house to prepare it for the next
rental. Again, absolutely no complaints about the property.

In fact, we have photographs and video that we took on both our
arrival and departure dates showing that we left the property in
pristine condition.  Ms. Knapic’s assistant Dorian even complimented
me on how clean the house was.

On August 27, 11 days after we left, we texted Ms. Knapic to ask if
something we had forgotten in the refrigerator had been found. She
responded by text on August 31 that they were in Cancun and that their
cleaning staff had cleaned the house and threw everything out. Not one
syllable about any issue with the horrible condition in which she
claims we left the house on August 16.

Obviously, if the house was in the condition as described in her
complaint, the response on August 31 would have been something other
than “sorry, my cleaning staff threw everything away.”

Ms. Knapic claims in paragraph 20 of her complaint that bodily fluids
were found on the walls and ceiling. If true, that must have been one
heck of a party. No such party occurred on the days we were there …
and she was there the entire time.

Here’s the truth:  the house has a unique and unadvertised feature:
a fairly well-equipped sex dungeon in the basement, complete with a
sex swing, whips, chains and miscellaneous bondage paraphernalia.  A
video of her sex dungeon is attached.  We did not use this room nor
any of the equipment in it.

Not having been served with any papers, we cannot ascertain if the
complaint as filed is verified. But if Ms. Knapic continues with her
claims, she will have to make statements under oath and provide
admissible evidence of her claims. It’s also her lawyer’s job to
ensure she does not commit perjury.

If the house was trashed, it was trashed by someone other than us. It
is possible that she or her renters had a sex party in the dungeon
that got out of hand, and she is now looking to a porn company to fund
the repairs.

I have also included a few reviews on the house from other sites such
as TripAdvisor.

In my opinion, this woman is a professional extortionist, and that’s
clear from the reviews she has received. It’s also an obvious
contradiction that she did not keep the security deposit, but now has
decided to file a lawsuit.

Ms. Knapic alleges that our filming will damage the “reputation and
romantic image” of the house. If that was a real concern, she could
have framed her complaint innocently and omitted the salacious
details. By drafting the complaint as she has, Ms. Knapic has secured
the publicity and notoriety she so clearly sought.

It took two months for Ms. Knapic to concoct this false claim and file
for damages.  Her lawsuit is absolutely without any merit whatsoever.

h/t: The New York Daily News

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47 Comments

  • Kelly Coppin

    Whose leaving bacon strips!

  • John Malin

    Drama! The lawsuit drama is most likely better than the porno!

  • Bryguyf69

    Some of the claims are easy to prove or disprove. The alleged stains, dildos and enema tips should have viable DNA, which can be compared to Lucas and his guests. Since Lucas unequivocally claims that neither the stains nor paraphernalia are his, he should have no issues with giving a simple cheek swab. The owner should likewise give her DNA since Lucas claims the fluids were hers. There’s no guarantee, of course, that Lucas would provide his guest list. And if I’m not mistaken, Lucas is a top, so his DNA would not appear on the dildo or enema tips. That would be a problem is Lucas is the only named guest.

  • DarkZephyr

    “The owner should likewise give her DNA since Lucas claims the fluids were hers”

    Correction, he suggested that they *might* be hers.

    It seems the video footage he took, the pictures and the statement of this Dorian person would be just as good as any DNA test.

    It does sound suspicious to me that she was there the whole time and then took 2 months to formulate this complaint, and didn’t even mention it in the text exchange she had with him. Also her descriptions of what she found sound so outlandish. It sounds more like what a homophobe imagines goes on with gay men than what actually does. I mean, have YOU ever tinged water brown (yuck) just by having gay sex in a hot tub?

    • Bryguyf69

      @DarkZephyr:
      1) No, the video and photos are meaningless, given her complaint. She didn’t say that the place was messy, or there was mass damage to the infrastructure. Her complaint was that there was “urine, semen and fecal matter on the linens, carpets, upholstery, walls, ceilings and in the hot tub.” Unless Lucas had detailed closeup footage of all those surfaces — which would be very suspicious — I don’t see anything that can refute her claims.

      She further claimed that “enema kits were found throughout the house — on the floors, in the beds, in nightstand drawers and in the trash” and that “various sexual devices were found in the beds and in the trash.” Again, these are not things that would necessarily appear on casual video or photographic footage. And if Lucas should have footage of the trash, drawer interiors, etc, one has to wonder why he would take such footage.

      Words like “mess” and “damage” were used by Lucas. Since I have no access to the owner’s complaint, I can only go by what is quoted by Queerty, and what’s quoted can be true while simultaneously looking “pristine” and clean on video or photos. I once stayed in a place that looked great in photos but was filled with roaches, spoiled food, rodent droppings and human hair. And yes, the linen had stains.

      In other words, footage from the defendant, which may or may not be edited, is basically useless.

      2) Dorian’s statement is unknown at this point. All we know is what Lucas claims. Walk throughs generally don’t look in drawers, the trash or under sheets. It’s usually a quick scan to make sure there is no major damage and that everything is in their original place.

      3) No, nothing subjective, i.e. videos or photos (both of which has a narrow perspective), can be as good as DNA. If there is a match, then the owner’s claims are indisputable. There is no other scenario where she’s have access to the fecal DNA of Lucas or his guests.

      4) The items claimed are common in a porn shoot. Corbin Fisher, Sean Cody, Bel Ami and others have published behind-the-scene footage of how actors prep. Enemas to purge the rectum and butt plugs/dildos to dilate the sphincter are tools of the trade. Bel Ami had interesting footage of straight bottoms wearing butt plugs throughout lunch to loosen the rectum. And soiled linen and walls are expected in a bed with a lot of sexual activity — especially in solo scenes. It has nothing to do with homophobia. As for the hot tub, if true, I doubt if it resulted from sex. Residual food from partying, perhaps.

      I don’t think anyone would deny that Lucas rented the place for a video shoot. For me the only question is whether those items were left as described, and why it would take $30,000 to fix. So far, I see no compelling evidence for et or either side. So onward with the DNA test.

  • CWM85

    Just nasty… ewww…

  • Mark

    Agreed CWM85, just nasty….ewwwwww….Why not film his trashy films at his house?

  • spiffy

    I’ve never used services such as AirBnB, but isn’t it kinda like a hotel? If so, what does it matter if the guests leave a mess? That’s why the owner has a professional cleaning crew after the guests’ stay. Unless there are damages done to the physical structures of the house, a lawsuit seems unwarranted. Real hotels don’t go around suing their guests every time somebody vomited or had the runs but didn’t make it to the toilet. Is it disgusting? Sure; but that’s part of doing business. I’m not even a Michael Lucas fan; but if you own a BnB and expect anybody that’s a paying guest to treat it like it’s the White House you’re sadly mistaken.

  • Bryguyf69

    @spiffy: Agreed. While I understand the demand to not show her house in any of Lucas’ porn, I see nothing that would take $30,000 to fix. Semen stained linen, furniture and carpeting can result from any “normal” sexual activity. So unless she had a provision against sex, it’s unreasonable to expect otherwise. However, many owners do have provisions forbidding the for-profit use of the property’s likeness without permission.

  • Xzamilio

    They all seem like terrible people, so there’s no one side to root for in this case. Although, even if the bitch is lying, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over Lucas having to pay.

  • Sweetie Pie

    It sounds as though he had a hell of a party

  • lauraspencer

    I totally believe her. Lucas is guilty.

  • SonOfKings

    He seems nasty enough to to have done this, and it’s easy to imagine why she didn’t mention all of this in the text exchange: she was embarrased for him. The fact that she stated EVERYTHING was thrown out suggests a mess was left behind. Porn can be a dirty business. I’ve attended enough sex parties to have seen that. The smell alone can be overpowering. All those sweaty, tweaked men.

  • DarkZephyr

    @Bryguyf69: If they have video footage of all of that stuff because they felt like having video footage of all of that stuff and it shows the place looking immaculate as they left then I think that would be decent enough evidence without the need for DNA. I am not sure why you seem to think enema boxes and bodily fluids and crap splattered all over the walls would be invisible to the naked eye or to the camera. And what you described = a mess, plain and simple. It doesn’t matter if she didn’t use the word “mess”. What was described was a mess. And yes, he probably did use the place for a video shoot. That doesn’t seem like too big a deal to me, though if she asked them not to publish it then they shouldn’t. Everything else sounds stupid to me.

    And for the record, I am no fan of Lucas. He is no stranger to extorting money from people himself from what I have read of his past doings.

  • alphacentauri

    @Ummmm Yeah: Exactly he makes scat porns and is a scat queen.

  • Leon Harding

    Garreth McCormack you thought I was exaggerating!!

  • seaguy

    So did the bitch go though her place with a black light to find these bodily fluids because they certainly would not be something one would see otherwise since the house has been cleaned.

    Bitch is trying to shake down Lucas in a long line of renters turned victims of her fraud and extortion schemes.

  • 1RedHottSexyMama

    She was on the property the entire time, never complained about her house being trashed until weeks later. I think she realized that he was a porn star around the time she made up this story to get a payout from him because he has deeper pockets. It could also be because she thought he made a porno and wanted a cut fir taking place in her house. If this woman had a sex dungeon in the basement I am sure that house has been in porn already so what is the big deal ? I think that the house was fine and she is just trying to make a money grab.

  • RIGay

    The word that comes to mind is “Ick!”; on so many levels.

    Note to self: Do NOT use “AirBNB”. If I can’t afford the Hilton, I ain’t goin’.

  • Josh447

    Lucas is being scammed. She may hate gays. He’s a class act and gays in general are pathetically clean. No one does what she is claiming. On the ceiling? I don’t think so. It’s all absurd. It sounds like intentional harm, her and her story. He should counter sue for defamation. Sounds like the shrew has it coming.

  • Sweetie Pie

    @Josh447: Saying that “gays in general are pathetically clean” is as true as saying “all Asians are bottoms”…”all gay Black men are tops and have huge schlongs”…”all Latino gay men are hot”…

    Try something else

  • Rimmington

    Sounds like my room at the CCBC. And it was like that when I checked in!

  • Bryguyf69

    @seaguy queeried:
    “So did the bitch go though her place with a black light to find these bodily fluids because they certainly would not be something one would see otherwise since the house has been cleaned.”
    ====

    Apparently yes. According to her complaint, “she photographed her home with a black light, which ‘revealed the presence of bodily fluids throughout the property.'” This, of course, does not prove that the fluids belonged to Lucas or his cast.

    As for my suggestion of a DNA test, it’s probably too late since the owner allegedly, “had to bleach and paint all the walls, bleach the hot tub, steam clean the carpets and upholstery, and simply get rid of some stuff.” Bleach and steam would certainly destroy DNA. Too bad because she has also filed suit against 10 of the actors, meaning she has their identities and potential access to their DNA for matching.

  • martinbakman

    So many Detective Columbos up in here!

    Picturing Peter Faulk picking up a dildo and waving at Lucas’ face. “Now you’ve claimed to be a top, isn’t that right Mr. Lucas?”

  • Deeper

    Rule #1 when secretly shooting porn in a rented house, don’t leave your TRIMIX in the fridge!

  • candylaine

    @Kelly Coppin:
    Who is = who’s
    i.e.: “Who’s the person who left bacon strips on the floor? Was it Michael Lucas?”

    Whose = possessive
    i.e.: “Whose bacon strips are those? Are they Michael Lucas’s?”

  • Alex Rothwell

    He should have stayed in a hotel. To avoid this kind of shake down.

  • Kangol

    @Ummmm Yeah: Michael Lucas is Russian, though he may also have Israeli citizenship. He certainly is a vocal pro-Zionist and rabid anti-Palestinian activist.

    As @Bryguyf69 says, the paraphernalia she mentions, as well as the possible damage, seems reasonable for a porn shoot. Most porn directors and their staffs clean stuff up, or have a cleaning staff do so, in the case of hotels. Think of all the films shot in country houses, ranches, etc., and it’s clear the porn companies don’t own these spots, they just rent them. It’s probably even easier to rent houses and estates via AirBnB than it ever was before.

    I’m always leery of AirBnB because of the potential for bedbugs, either picking them up in a house that lots of people have stayed in or getting them from someone staying in my house. Also, I’ve read about AirBnB renters who’ve learned that people hosted sex parties in their homes, and have one friend in whose apartment a college kid who rented via AirBnB totally trashed his apartment, with liquor and vomit everywhere, furniture left out on the fire escape, etc. He eventually received restitution but he had to threaten to sue AirBnB and he still lost beautiful furniture and some special personal effects.

  • The Tower of Power

    @Josh447: I’m not very clean. I can’t remember the last time I vacuumed my car. Maybe in June??

  • SteveDenver

    @The Tower of Power: I couldn’t have said it better!
    Watch for Knapic’s house in upcoming porno films.

  • EquesNiger

    I wonder what the “very important medication” Lucas left in the fridge was?

  • Bryguyf69

    @SteveDenver: Actually, you can already see previews, or at least behind-the-scene photos, on his Instagram. It’s a beautiful house. There’s a even a llama.

  • Bryguyf69

    Forgive me for being ignorant but why is there so much hate for Michael Lucas? I didn’t know anything about him until this Queerty article, and had only heard his name from a patient who claims to have auditioned for him. Even people who support his side in this lawsuit preface their posts with “I’m not a fan of Michael Lucas but…” From what I’ve read he is an ultra-Zionist and anti-Palestinian. That goes against my beliefs but I see no reason for the fervent hate he seems to evoke.

    PS – a friend just emailed me one of Lucas’ porn clips, an audition of some kind. Will I find clues there?

    • Bryguyf69

      @The Tower of Power wrote:
      “Because he’s a pimp who takes advantage of people.”
      ===
      I am not in any way anti-porn or even anti-prostitution, but isn’t that often said of all porn companies? How is he any worse? For what it’s worth, I just watched a Lucas clip that a friend sent. It’s an audition where he interviews and then tops some kid. Okay, he’s a bit curt and demanding but I assume most directors are like that. And my guess is that it’s a bit of an act for the camera? I’m simply fascinated by the widespread hate for him. Heck, it’ll probably be the conversation during Thanksgiving dinner…

  • KevinG

    The issue of whether there are damages is something that shouldn’t be too hard to prove or disprove in court. But what about the filming? Lucas doesn’t mention that at all, but it’s my understanding that he would need a separate signed release to allow filming for commercial purposes. Simply renting it does not automatically provide commercial filming rights, I don’t believe. If nothing else, she may be able to block release of any of the footage (or use that lever to extort a settlement).

    • Bryguyf69

      @KevinG: Exactly. In fact, I mentioned this above. This is of particular interest because a friend is seeking advice as to rent her Summer home for a [hetero] porn shoot. From what I understand, no commercial activity is allowed unless given explicit permission by the owner. This includes something as innocent as selling lemonade and cookies. So it’s not just a porn or film issue. The film aspect adds an extra layer in that Lucas needed permission to use any images of her private property. So Lucas seems destined to lose on those two facts alone. It won’t get her $30,000 but Lucas will suffer heavy losses because the actors still have to be paid. Then again, given Lucas’ reputation as a pimp and user, he will probably try to weasel out of paying them. Then we’ll really have a 3-way Battle Royale pitting the landlord vs Lucas vs 10 porn actors.

      It’ll be really interesting to see how the owner can ensure that Lucas won’t ever use the footage. Will she monitor every video he’ll release? Also interesting is whether Lucas can digitally modify the background enough to make her house unrecognizable, and how the law would view this. Will he then be able to salvage the footage?

  • The Tower of Power

    @Bryguyf69: I’m not anti-porn either, but I wouldn’t trust a pimp or a whore to stay in my bedroom al ok ne for 10 minutes, let alone trust one in estate from a weekend.

    If you are into whores, make sure you keep an eye on your wallet! This is coming from someone whose friend regularly has sex with prostitutes.

  • TheBigOne

    @Bryguyf69: LOL, REALLY? Semen-stained furniture, linen, and carpeting are all part of “normal” sex?

    I must be doing something wrong…

  • loren_1955

    Hard for me to believe the home owners story. My home was used by a gay porn company for a day of shooting. When they were done it was like they had never been there, everything was in order and clean. Granted, I suppose some companies may not be as mindful, but the complaint seems way, way beyond normal. Hard to imagine Lucas or any other company to be so inconsiderate, word gets around and would affect their ability to secure other sites. I would let my place be available again, very pleased.

  • socaldesign

    @Bryguyf69: I used to have a house in Palm Springs that I rented out for vacation rentals. I found out one agency I used often rented houses for porn shoots without notify the owners. As soon as I found out I moved to another agency and I don’t think ours was ever used for that. However, every so often I’ll run across an online profile and there will be a couple of guys having sex in our pool our on our living room sofa. And on one occassion something really kinky.

  • ddevine

    I tried desperately to keep a straight face while reading this.

  • da90027

    Michael Lucas owning a DILDO? CLUTCH THE PEARLS LMFAO…if you believe he isn’t a messy bottom than you also belive he hasn’t had any plastic surgery…LOL

  • ShowMeGuy

    Sounds more like her cleaning crew enjoyed their own party while she was jetsetting around the planet.

    I would never let complete strangers rent my home for a weekend or a week….and YES, I own rental property. I would also never rent someone else’s home for a weekend or week either. Way too easy for liars and rip-off artists to do their job on you.

  • batesmotel

    The judge will have a field day with this one. Both sides are questionable on varying levels.

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