Reality star gets 21 months for cashing in on sex video of ex
A SHAMELESS reality TV star was jailed for 21 months yesterday for humiliating his ex-girlfriend by cashing in on a sex video.
Former Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear, described by even his own lawyer as having ‘delusions of grandeur’, and Love Island star Georgia Harrison, 28, were filmed on his home CCTV cameras having sex in his garden.
The footage was later uploaded to adult subscription site OnlyFans – making him around £2,300 – despite Ms Harrison’s pleas to not share it. She said in her victim impact statement that before the
‘Completely ruin my life’
incident she was a ‘ happy-golucky’ person but afterwards suffered so many panic attacks she needed hospital treatment.
Ms Harrison, who has also featured in The Only Way Is Essex, added that she felt ‘physically sick’ when the video was shared and cried ‘hysterically for hours’.
Unrepentant Bear, 33, turned up for sentencing at Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday posing for selfies and singing The Lady In Red to a reporter in a red coat.
Tried in December, he was found guilty of voyeurism and two counts of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress. As he was led to the cells to start his sentence, he showed no hint of remorse, waving and saying: ‘Have a good evening, enjoy your weekends everyone.’ Judge Christopher Morgan said Bear had caused Ms Harrison ‘extensive humiliation and embarrassment’ and accused him of exploiting her fame for profit.
Ms Harrison said her earnings had since ‘dropped dramatically’.
The illicit filming took place at Bear’s home in Loughton, Essex, in 2020 after the pair enjoyed a boozy lunch at a Turkish restaurant. He confessed about the recordings later that day and Ms Harrison asked him not to share them because it would ‘completely ruin my life’.
Weeks later, however, she discovered the videos had been uploaded to OnlyFans.
The pair met in 2012 and went on the reality show The Challenge in 2018, when they started dating. Ms Harrison said the relationship ended when ‘he slept with someone in our hotel room’.
Ms Harrison waived her right to anonymity during Bear’s trial, telling jurors it ‘disappeared the moment [the footage] surfaced’.
Former labourer Bear was at court yesterday with his fiancee Jessica Smith, herself an OnlyFans model. His barrister Gemma Rose told the judge: ‘He has issues with delusions of grandeur and distorted thinking.’
The judge also imposed a restraining order not to contact Ms Harrison for five years and Bear has to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years.
Ms Harrison said she was happy at the sentence. She added: ‘I want to let all other victims of this crime know I stand in solidarity with them and I have absolutely no regrets in waiving my anonymity.’