Emily Ratajkowski’s Ex Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Two Teens
Sebastian Bear-McClard, producer of “Uncut Gems,” was accused of “grooming,” according to a new report.
Emily Ratajkowski’s ex-husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, is the recent subject of sexual misconduct accusations from several women in the entertainment industry. Multiple sources say they were younger than 18 at the time of experiencing the Hollywood producer’s inappropriate behavior, meaning that he was engaging with minors, according to an exclusive report from Variety.
Many of the allegations involved Bear-McClard first reaching out on social media profiles, “grooming” victims as young as 15 with visits to film sets or offers of work, such as acting alongside big names like Robert Pattinson.
One source, who is now 24, recounted when the producer solicited her via Instagram when she was 17-years- old. She was offered a small role in the film Good Time, but the experience she endured on-set was completely out of bounds.
According to Variety, the source was left waiting the entire day for her scene to be shot, a scene which involved nudity but which she claims was not disclosed beforehand at any point. By the time the cameras were ready to roll, she found herself “naked, standing in front of nearly a dozen male cast and crew members including Josh and Benny Safdie,” the film’s directors.
Allegedly, the scene took place with an actor who had “recently been released from prison” and that the undisclosed actor whispered to her inquiring if he could ‘stick it in’ during the scene. The victim denied the request but stated to Variety that she “was utterly stunned and felt terrified.”
The scene was not included in the final release of the film, making the experience even more questionable.
The disturbing incident turned into a consensual romantic relationship between Bear-McClard and the actress, who says she began having sex with the producer shortly after shooting while she was still a minor.
Because the legal age of consent in New York is 17, Bear-McClard could not be charged with statutory rape, but he is now the subject of legal disputes that include issues related to his involvement with the Safdie brothers, who fired him from their shared production company, Elara Pictures, in July 2022.
However, the Good Time incident was shot back in 2016, meaning those involved with the production may have known about Bear-McClard’s predatory actions for over six years.
The Variety report chronicles multiple misconduct incidents, especially those that occurred while he was on the set of Uncut Gems, shot in late 2018. A woman, who was 18 at the time, was often promised lucrative film roles by Bear-McClard, who at the time was married for less than a year to Ratajkowski.
According to one instance from the source, the two “started kissing” and that it got to a point where the producer “inserted himself… without using a condom” and without the source’s consent.
The same source also relayed to Variety that she knew of a 15-year-old girl who was the recipient of messages exchanged with Bear-McClard. Multiple sources claimed that “Bear-McClard’s contact with the 15-year-old as well as his romantic involvement with yet another young woman on the Uncut Gems set… led to the Safdies firing him.”
These legal disputes come shortly after Ratajkowski filed for divorce from Bear-McClard in September of 2022. The model and actress has been open about her painfully unhappy marriage, which she “didn’t have courage to leave for a long time.”