Sebastian Bear-McClard Accused of Sexual Misconduct, ‘Troubling Habits’ by Three Ladies

Allegations of sexual misconduct have surfaced in opposition to Sebastian Bear-McClard, the Uncut Gems and Good Time producer whose divorce from mannequin Emily Ratajkowski made headlines final summer season. On Wednesday, Selection revealed statements made final August by three girls in reference to a authorized dispute. Two of the ladies allege sexual misconduct, whereas the third accused the 42-year-old producer of “troubling conduct.”

One of many girls, now 24, alleges in her assertion that when she was 17 years previous, Bear-McClard reached out to her on Instagram—and that he ultimately solid her in Good Time, a 2017 crime thriller directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. Reporter Tatiana Siegel writes that {the teenager} didn’t know what her scene would contain when she arrived for filming. “By the point she made her strategy to a cramped room, she was bare, standing in entrance of almost a dozen male solid and crew members together with Josh and Benny Safdie.” (Two of the sources who spoke with Selection have been within the room through the shoot.)

The assertion additional alleges that Bear-McClard and {the teenager} started a sexual relationship quickly after Good Time’s manufacturing ended. (New York’s age of consent is 17.) A spokeswoman for the Safdies instructed Selection that the brothers’ manufacturing firm, Elara Footage—which they co-founded in 2014 with Bear-McClard and producer Oscar Boyson—was made conscious of Sebastian McClard’s conduct in July 2022. They took instant motion and terminated him.”

Selection stories {that a} second lady, who additionally supplied a press release in August, mentioned that Bear-McClard “groomed” her on Instagram on the age of 18—and that in one in-person encounter, he sexually assaulted her. For a time, Bear-McClard allegedly tracked her utilizing an app on her cellphone. The assertion alleges that in her acquaintance with Bear-McClard, he additionally despatched Instagram messages to a 15-year-old lady who had visited the Uncut Gems set, Selection stories. The publication doesn’t describe the third lady’s assertion intimately; Siegel writes that the assertion “asserts that Bear-McClard engaged in troubling conduct.”

Ratajkowski didn’t touch upon Selection’s report, however the commerce famous that associates mentioned she was not stunned by the statements about her estranged husband, from whom she break up final fall after 4 years of marriage. Bear-McClard himself declined to remark when reached by Selection, as did Good Time and Uncut Gems distributor A24.

A supply instructed IndieWire that A24 was not conscious of the allegations linked to Good Time when the corporate struck its licensing deal for the movie, and that no complaints have been acquired through the manufacturing of the 2019 drama Uncut Gems. Selection, nonetheless, stories that A24 signed Elara’s first-look deal in 2020—“properly after the allegations had grow to be a scorching matter amongst insiders concerned with the movies.”