Nicolás López, the Chilean director who collaborated with Eli Roth in writing and directing the 2012 film Aftershock and Roth’s 2015 movie Knock Knock starring Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas, was sentenced to 5 years in jail in Chile on Monday after being convicted of sexual assault towards two actresses.
López, whose directing credit additionally included the Que Pena franchise and 2017’s comedy Do It Like An Hombre, was sentenced within the Oral Prison Court docket of Viña del Mar close to Santiago, in accordance with an Related Press report. The courtroom additionally acquitted him of three rape fees, together with one in all a minor, because of inadequate proof.
He was convicted of abuse in incidents that came about between 2004-2016, with the AP reporting that prosecutors stated López took benefit of labor conferences and his superior standing to assault them with power. The allegations first got here to mild in 2018 within the native El Mercurio newspaper through which eight girls got here ahead alleging abuse.
López has denied wrongdoing, however the AP reported investigators recovered textual content messages that bolstered their case. After his conviction in April, his attorneys had requested a diminished sentence.