Sebastian Bear McClard, estranged husband of Emily Ratajkowski who has produced films such as Safdie Brothers good time And Uncut gemstones Several women have accused him of sexual misconduct in a new report before diverse.
in the data viewed diverse, The young women accused Bear McClard of using his power as producer to engage them in unequal sexual relations, as well as creating uncomfortable work environments. One woman, who was 17 at the time, recalled that the producer had sent her messages on Instagram about appearing in good time, Promising promising screen time with co-star Robert Pattinson, without giving any details. She allegedly ended up being nude in the scene, posing for nearly a dozen men and crew members — including Josh and Benny Safdie. Pattinson was not in a specific location that day; Instead, she was paired with an actor who had recently been released from prison before he was cast in the movie. Bear-McClard did not pay women for their appearance; Instead, he bought her a pack of cigarettes.
Another woman puts Bear-McClard in the group Uncut gemstones When she was 18 and accused him of grooming her, he promised to help with her career. In a statement, the woman recalled one instance of misconduct that occurred in the apartment Bear-McClard shared with his then-wife, Ratajkowski: “Sebastian and I began kissing. Things escalated and then, without asking for my consent, Sebastian inserted himself inside me without using a condom.” Elsewhere, she accuses the producer of using derogatory language towards her and tracking her location via her phone.
According to the second woman, Bear-McClard also had an affair with a 15-year-old while filming Uncut gemstones. The kid had no part in the production, but he did visit the set. When the woman confronted the producer about it, “Sebastian seemed pleased with himself and laughed at my comment. He didn’t deny my accusations.”
Bear-McClard founded Elara’s production company with the Safdie Brothers in 2014. In a statement, the director duo said, “The Elara team was made aware of Sebastian McClard’s behavior in July 2022. They took immediate action and fired him.”
both of them good time And Uncut gemstones It is distributed by A24, the film studio that has grown in recent years from an indie darling to the home of Academy Award winners like moon light And Everything everywhere at once. according to diverse, The nude scene depicted by the minor in good time It didn’t appear in the final version of the film, but it did in the version that premiered at Cannes in 2016, which A24 executives saw before buying the project. The Safdie brothers tend to use non-actors more as professionals in their films, although the casting of a 17-year-old without an agent in a nude scene raises questions about this practice.
Ratajkowski declined to comment, but friends told the dealers she was not surprised by the allegations against her husband. The model and producer married in 2018 after dating for two weeks and separated last year. Their divorce is ongoing, and Ratajkowski is currently trying to get full custody of their son, who is born in 2021. Read the full report of the Bear-McClard accusations here.