The estranged husband of model Emily Ratajkowski has been accused of ‘grooming’ two teenage girls via Instagram before sleeping with them.
Sebastian Bear-McClard, 42, allegedly reached out to a 17-year-old on Instagram in 2016 before meeting her at a Soho loft.
The producer promised her that she would be able to meet the star of ‘Good Time’, Robert Pattinson, on the set of the film which was being produced by Josh and Benny Safdie.
Bear-McClard has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women in documents obtained by Variety and ‘troubling behavior’ by a third.
She claims that she was left waiting on the set in New York for her scene to be called and was forced to strip naked in front of nearly a dozen male cast and crew members.
Sebastian Bear-McClard, 42, allegedly reached out to the 17-year-old on Instagram in 2016 before meeting her at a Soho loft. Pictured with ex-partner Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski’s estranged husband Sebastian Bear-McClard was seen on Sunday for the first time since the model was seen making out with Harry Styles in Tokyo, Japan
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives of Bear-McClard and Ratajkowski for comment.
The woman, now 24, claims that she was also nude in front of the Safdie brothers and was paired with an actor who had recently been released from prison before he was hired for the film.
A spokeswoman for the Safdies told Variety: ‘The Elara team were made aware of Sebastian McClard’s behavior in July 2022. They took immediate action and terminated him.’
Pattinson was not on set the day of the problematic ‘Good Time’ scene, which does not appear in the final version of the movie.
The producer is currently in the middle of a contentious divorce and custody battle with 31-year-old Emily – who was recently snapped locking lips with Harry Styles.
He is also embroiled in private mediation with the Safdie brothers, who fired him from their shared production company, Elara Pictures, last summer.
It is unclear if the documents obtained by Variety were made available as part of the ongoing divorce proceedings between the estranged couple, or the internal investigation which saw Bear-McClard sacked by the production company.
In a statement, which was made in August of last year, the woman said: ‘I was utterly stunned and felt terrified.
‘My distress only worsened when out of nowhere, [an actor] whispered in my ear if “he could stick it in” while the cameras rolled. I said “no”.’
McClard is also embroiled in private mediation with the Safdie brothers, who fired him from their shared production company, Elara Pictures, last summer
The producer is accused of taking an 18-year-old woman he met on Instagram into the apartment he shared with Ratajkowski
The father-of-one was spotted at a park in New York City on Sunday
She went on to say that she started sleeping with Bear-McClard despite being 17, and the pair continued in a consensual relationship for more than two years. In New York the age of consent is 17.
The woman’s name does appear in the credits for the movie.
Bear-McClard did not discuss payment with her for the role, but bought her cigarettes afterwards.
A second woman – who was 18 at the time of the incident – also claims she was groomed by the then-married Bear-McClard.
He reportedly contacted her on Instagram and promised to make her a star, while working on Uncut Gems – which starred Adam Sandler.
The second woman claims that she was invited to the apartment that Bear-McClard shared with actress Ratajkowski, where they slept together.
In a statement she added: ‘Sebastian and I started kissing. Things escalated and then, without asking for my consent, Sebastian inserted himself inside me without using a condom.’
She claimed that he also called her ‘retarded’ and a ‘k*ke’, before telling her that he meant it as a joke.
Documents state that she is accusing Bear-McClard of tracking her through and app on her phone, as well as sending messages to a 15-year-old girl on Instagram.
One of the women claims that she was left waiting on the set in New York for her scene to be called and was forced to strip naked in front of nearly a dozen male cast and crew members
The second woman claims that she was invited to the apartment that Bear-McClard shared with actress Ratajkowski, where they slept together
Her statement added: ‘Sebastian appeared pleased with himself and laughed at my comment. He did not deny my accusations.’
Sources told Variety that his contact with the 15-year-old as well as his romantic links to a fourth woman on the set of Uncut Gems led to him being fired by the Safdies.
However the allegations regarding the 15-year-old girl do not appear to make up the official allegations.
A fifth woman, who has worked in the film industry as an intern and an assistant, also provided a statement which claims Bear-McClard engaged in troubling behavior.
Friends of Ratajkowski say that the model is not surprised by the allegations. She is represented by Brett Ward and Jackie Combs in the ongoing divorce.
Their firm previously handled the acrimonious divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, as well as Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan
Bear-McClard is represented by Caroline Krauss, who worked with Robert De Niro in his 2018 break-up with Grace Hightower.
A second woman – who was 18 at the time of the incident – also claims she was groomed by the then-married Bear-McClard
He reportedly contacted her on Instagram and promised to make her a star, while working on Uncut Gems – which starred Adam Sandler
Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard were married in a New York courthouse in February 2018 after dating for just two weeks.
Ratajkowski is fighting for sole custody of their son Sylvester, who was born in March 2021.
A24 released both ‘Good Time’ and ‘Uncut Gems’, and are behind Oscar best picture winners ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and ‘Moonlight.’
A Variety source claims that the scene in question was used in promo footage presented to buyers at the Cannes market in 2016.
This was reportedly the footage that A24 bought the film from, though the scene never made the final cut.
A24 have declined to comment on the matter, but first signed both Bear-McClard and the Safdie’s in 2020 – well after the allegations were made to insiders on the films.