- AM Lukas had just finished film school when she claims she was raped by Nuno Lopes
- She is suing him in New York and filed the lawsuit on Monday, just three days before the deadline
New York director AM Lukas has accused Nuno Lopes, the Portuguese star of the Netflix drama series “White Lines,” of drugging and raping her following an event at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
Lukas, real name Anna Martemucci, had just graduated from film school and was attending a friend’s most important party when she claims that the renowned actor and DJ spiked her drink and took her back to his apartment.
Her lawsuit was filed Monday in New York, just three days before the deadline for filing claims under the state’s Adult Sex Offenders Act, which temporarily lifted the statute of limitations on lawsuits against historical sex crimes.
The director, whose 2018 short film One Cambodian Family Please for My Pleasure was featured at the Sundance Film Festival, says she had to take anti-HIV drugs after the attack, which left her with post-traumatic stress disorder as memories of it began return.
Lukas claims she was forced to take anti-HIV drugs after the attack and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the attack.
Nuno Lopes as Duarte “Boxer” Silva, pictured next to Spanish actress Marta Milans, who plays Kika in “White Lines”
Lopes has made a number of theater and television appearances, working in Portugal and Brazil. Pictured on the left is the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “Saint George” at the closing ceremony of the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande in September 2016, on the right without a beard at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2012 r.
“We cannot accept a world in which perpetrators of terrible, inhumane behavior can live in the open, with impunity and without social consequences, while their victims suffer in silence,” she said, filing a case with New York’s Eastern District.
“Mr. Lopes has been given the opportunity to take responsibility for his actions: to acknowledge what he has done; settle this and apologize.
“He immediately refused and emphatically stated that he would never admit to any wrongdoing.”
In her lawsuit, she recalls that moments after being introduced to Lopes, her body began to feel “extremely heavy.”
She says she doesn’t remember much directly from that night except that Lopes held her limp legs and “raped her from the front as she went in and out of consciousness.”
Her other memories include: “Mr. Lopes raping Lukas from behind while Lukas wondered where she was and who she was with, and Mr. Lopes masturbating over Lukas’ naked, motionless body.”
She claims Lopes called her a taxi around 7:30 the next morning and gave her $30 to pay along with his phone number.
Shortly after, she received a message from an unknown number that sounded like a man masturbating and moaning, calling Lukas’ name into the phone.
Lukas’ attorney, Michael Willemin, said he was “inspired by our client’s courage in coming forward.”
Luke “cannot accept a world in which perpetrators of heinous, inhumane behavior can live in the open air, with impunity and without social consequences, while their victims suffer in silence.”
Lukas boasts 430,000 followers on Instagram, has developed as a DJ and is one of the biggest stars in the Portuguese-speaking world
“As we have seen time and time again, the film industry has repeatedly given permission for men like Mr. Lopes to commit sexual assault without consequence.”
Lopes, who has 430,000 followers on Instagram, has appeared in 52 productions and won five Golden Globes in his native Portugal.
“I’m looking forward to how I will be sure that Mr. Lopes’ lawyers will try to humiliate me and invalidate me,” Lukas said.
“But I will not stop myself from ensuring justice.” DailyMail.com has contacted Lopes for comment.