Porn Shoots in Airbnb Rentals – It’s a Real Problem, Everyone

You might want to think twice about renting out your property as an Airbnb, because …. well, for a lot of reasons, one of which is that your place might become the location of a porn shoot.

As Southern California affiliate NBC4 reports, porn productions have taken to using rental properties for shoots, with the property owners blissfully unaware — until they make a rude discovery.

For Kristina Knapic, who rented out her  house via Airbnb, that discovery consisted of an enema kit, a bottle of lube and a business card that she discovered in her place.

After some digging, Knapic discovered that her place was rented by porn performer and producer Michael Lucas, head of Lucas Entertainment.

Knapic has since filed a lawsuit, and according to her attorney John Thyne III, found more evidence of a porn shoot in the home.

“They found a sex toy under one of the beds,” Thyne said. “They noticed some enema kits in the bathroom [and] some what turned out to be, I believe, male steroids in the refrigerator.”

“She’s correct in saying that I didn’t tell her,” Lucas confirmed to NBC4, adding, “We rent houses all the time … Never did we run into this problem.”

Thyne, however, claims to have spoken to at least two other people who’ve claimed they’ve endured the same situation but didn’t want to publicize their stories.

Of course, while Airbnb is a relatively recent service, the use of raunchy gatherings is not new; somewhat famously, Manhattan resident Ari Teman discovered, too late, that the renter of her apartment advertised a “XXX Freak Fest” at the residence.

As for Knapic, she’s concerned that the XXX use of her home will affect its value as a rental property.

The good news? Airbnb, which doesn’t allow commercial filming without the host’s consent, is picking up the tab for her cleaning bill.

Be careful who you rent to, lest you find a sex toy under your bed

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