Em Rata Said Her Husband Isn't Scamming Rent, He's Actually 'Fighting The Good Fight'

Emily Ratajkowski has defended her husband after a recent report claimed he was skipping rent payments.

Ratajkowski and her filmmaker husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, live in an apartment in New York's exclusive NoHo neighbourhood -- but their landlord claims they've been taking advantage of a law intended to protect struggling artists from sky-rocketing rental prices.

An article published in The New York Post claimed that the couple had "stiffed" their landlord out of approximately $168, 000 by exploiting a loophole in NYC's  1982 'Loft Law'

“Here is a prime example, in prime NYC real estate, where an uber-wealthy celebrity couple and tenant can take advantage and exploit a law that was intended for truly struggling artists and low-income families in need of affordable housing,” a spokesperson from the area's loft coalition told the Post.

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Three weeks later -- and following intense backlash online -- Ratajkowski has hit back at the report and attempted to set the record straight.

The model began with some FACTS, slamming the Post for its shoddy research regarding her husband's age -- he's "not 31" she tweeted.

She then explained that Bear-McClard is also not the "millionaire husband" the article made him out to be.

"He's an independent movie producer so people thinking he's rich is real nice but not based in fact," she wrote.

Ratajkowski added that her husband grew up in NoHo and both his parents-- artists Liza Bear and Michael McClard -- had both been priced out of their homes in downtown New York.

"I'm proud he's fighting the good fight against a real estate conglomerate that bought the building he lives in for 40 million and has continued to spread misinformation on its tenants in order to profit," she said.

"NYC has changed so much and it's a shame that people who work in creative fields are being moved out of the city," she concluded.

Sebastian's uncle, artist Peter McClard, jumped online to defend his nephew in the comments, writing that he was "100% real deal and always has been".

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