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Ojai’s Acacia Mansion


Porn Star Accused of Trashing Airbnb

Owner Says She Found Sex Objects and Bodily Fluids After Secret Film Shoot


The Airbnb nightmare to end all nightmares unfolded on the Central Coast this summer when the owner of an Ojai mansion was duped into renting to a New York adult film star who used the 1920s home to film hardcore gay porn and left it strewn with sexual devices and bodily fluids, according to a lawsuit filed this week. “I thought I was unshockable,” said Santa Barbara attorney Lacy Taylor, representing homeowner Kristina Knapic. “This is beyond a little semen in the bed.”

Andrei Treivas

In August, a woman named “Anna” contacted Knapic and said she wanted to rent the $1,095-a-night property for five days for a “quick summer vacation,” the lawsuit states. Anna, however, turned out to be gay porn actor/director/producer Andrei Treivas, who goes by the screen name Michael Lucas and who allegedly spent the week filming scenes with men “urinating on each other and giving each other enemas,” the complaint reads. “These activities were not being conducted in a bathroom, but rather on beds, floors, and furniture.”

When Knapic returned to the property ​— ​which is routinely rented for weddings, family vacations, and other events ​— ​she found urine, semen, and fecal matter on linens, carpets, upholstery, walls, ceilings, and in the hot tub, Taylor claimed, explaining her client used a black light to identify soiled items and areas. “The whole place glowed,” she said. Knapic also discovered Treivas’s business card in the home, and when she Googled his name, she was shocked to find clips and images of her home on his website and Facebook page. The lawsuit is asking for more than $100,000 in damages.

For his part, Treivas said, there is no basis whatsoever to Knapic’s claims. Treivas said Knapic stayed in the property’s guesthouse during his visit, and if there was “any activity which would have resulted in the damage she is now alleging, it would have been evident.” If the house was trashed, he went on, someone else is to blame. “Without a DNA test, there is no way to show from whom the fluids came, what the fluids are, or when the stains were made,” he stated. Treivas also alleged the house came equipped with a fully furnished “sex dungeon,” and that the property had clearly been used for kinky sex parties in the past.

Taylor laughed off Treivas’s counter-claims. “Absolutely false,” she said. “He’s just trying to hurt [Knapic’s] reputation.” Taylor said she’s heard similar instances of porn production companies staging in Ventura and Santa Barbara rentals after Los Angeles passed a law mandating condoms on set. Airbnb released a statement on Knapic’s complaint, which says, “We have zero tolerance for this type of behavior in our community, and we have permanently banned these guests from Airbnb.”




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