Emily Ratajkowski And Her Husband Got Paid To Leave The Apartment He Refused To Pay Rent For

December 23, 2019 / Posted by:

Remember how Emily Ratajkowski’s husband Sebastian Bear-McClard refused to pay rent on his Bleecker Street apartment in NYC because of a “loft law” which was meant to protect starving artists? Sebastian owed $160,000 in unpaid rent, but thankfully, he no longer has to beg outside of Saks for Lanvin sneakers, because he’s been paid to leave that apartment.

A quick refresher: Sebastian moved into his Bleecker Street apartment in 2013 and was paying $4,200 a month. As rents usually do, the rent eventually went up to $4,900 a month. Sebastian decided almost $5,000 was just too obscene and so his landlord, Antoni Ghosh, alleges he stopped paying rent in 2017 and filed an application to register the apartment under the city’s loft law, which means he couldn’t be evicted during the process. via the New York Post:

The law is designed to provide affordable housing for artists, who can’t be evicted while their Loft Law application is under review. They law protects such tenants from unlawful eviction or massive rent increases.

So Emily painted Sebastian as a freedom fighter who was against the fat-cats of Wall Street, calling Antoni a “real-estate conglomerate”. In reality, Ghosh doesn’t own the building. He rents five of the six units and sublets them out. Ghosh filed a lawsuit against Sebastian for $250,000 in damages and in court paper says that Emily and Sebastian “utilized delay tactics while that application was being processed, not paying rent.” Ghosh said that because Sebastian wasn’t paying rent he had to pay $23,000 a month of his own money to the building’s owner Rogers Investments.

In a weird twist, Rogers Investments paid Sebastian and Emily to leave the building and the couple took the money and left in October. A rep for Rogers did not comment about the payment and Ghosh said in his lawsuit that the couple still refused to pay him back for the rent they forced him to pay to Rogers Investments while they stiffed him, since he still had to pay for the unit. His lawyer, Dmitriy Shakhnevich, said:

“My client just wants his money.”

Don’t worry by the way, Emily and Sebastian aren’t homeless: they live in a $2 million home in Los Angeles–like most starving artists. These two really are the essence of an artist: over-inflated ego and will sell-out at the first opportunity. Way to fight that conglomerate, Emily! Accept that check! That’ll show ’em! You’re a both a feminist warrior and an icon of the working-class!

Pic: Wenn.com

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