The issue wasn’t that Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t afford to have an apartment in Washington, D.C., it was that she also needed one in New York. While she works on Capitol Hill, she doesn’t live there full-time as she needs to be around her constituents as well, which is what Ocasio-Cortez was referencing when she mentioned the cost of rent and affording to live in both places. But, I guess according to Owens, Ocasio-Cortez should have been saving all of her coins from bartending since she knew this day was coming. None of it really matters as it didn’t take long for one Twitter-user, Nathan Bernard, to come and collect Owens’ things.

While The Root was not able to independently verify claims that Owens did, in fact, live rent free and then sued her landlord claiming “toxic mold sickness” Nathan Bernard did provide links to both Owens’ alleged lawsuit and the landlord’s counter suit.

Based on these findings, I can say that it reads as if Owens lived in the $3,500 apartment rent-free until she found mold and then sued her landlord, but I must also add allegedly, which is the writing equivalent to yelling “shields” after someone belches so as to not get the burp touch.

Nevertheless, Owens mentions are in shambles and Ocasio-Cortez didn’t even have to lift one Twitter finger.