Stephen Bear, the 2016 Celebrity Big Brother winner, is charged with two counts of divulging private, sexually explicit images and videos. The 32-year-old, who appeared in court decked out in a pink suit and fur coat, disputes the accusations.
A reality TV celebrity has testified in court after being accused of posting a backyard sex clip on the pay-per-view website OnlyFans.
Stephen Bear is charged with two counts of exposing private, sexually explicit images and videos as well as voyeurism.
The 32-year-old entered Chelmsford Crown Court in a pink suit and fur coat after winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. He rejects the accusations.
According to testimony given at the trial, Bear had sex with his ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison in his yard before posting CCTV video of it on OnlyFans.
Ms. Harrison, who has had appearances on a number of reality programs, including TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex), waived her right to confidentiality in this matter.
When introducing the prosecution’s case, Jacqueline Carey KC said: “Georgia Harrison, the complainant, reconnected with Stephen Bear, her ex-boyfriend, in August 2020.
“After eating lunch and drinking, they returned to his Loughton home (in Essex).
”In his garden, they had mutually agreed-upon sex.
She was unaware, but he was aware, that Mr. Bear had surveillance cameras in his garden that captured them having sex.
Later that day, according to the lawyer, Bear notified Ms. Harrison and gave her the video.
According to Ms. Carey, “She told him never to email it to anyone and made it clear how furious she would be if he did.”
She continued by saying that Bear sent the video that evening “despite knowing how unhappy she would be if the footage were to get out” to someone on WhatsApp.
She said in court that Bear “either himself or had it published to OnlyFans and gained monetarily” after posting the video online.
“The defendant was effectively selling the material to gain money,” Ms. Carey continued.
The platform OnlyFans, which specializes in pornographic content, lets fans pay producers for their images and films.
Bear, of Loughton, Essex, came before the court in a chauffeur-driven white Rolls Royce with his current girlfriend Jessica Smith.
He wore a black fur coat, dark sunglasses, and a pastel pink suit with a fuchsia tie.
The alleged offenses are reported to have occurred in November 2020 and August 2020.
Following a trip to Dubai, Bear was detained in January 2021 at Heathrow Airport and charged in May 2021.
The case was rescheduled from its original February date this year.
Bear, who gained notoriety on Ex On The Beach, won Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. He went on to co-present Just Tattoo Of Us with Charlotte Crosby on MTV in 2017 and has appeared on Celebs Go Dating for Channel 4 and Eating With My Ex for BBC Three.
His former girlfriend, Ms. Harrison, 27, has appeared on shows such as Love Island and Olivia Meets Her Match.
The trial is still ongoing and is anticipated to run for at least four days.