Reality TV star Stephen Bear doubled the cost of his OnlyFans subscription after posting a sex tape while his ex Georgia Harrison ‘hid in her room in shame’, a court has been told.
Bear, 32, from Lawton, Essex, is accused of secretly having sex with her ex-partner Harrison, 27, on CCTV cameras in their garden and then uploading the footage to adult website OnlyFans.
The Ex on the Beach star denies two counts of voyeurism and one count of revealing private, sexual photographs and films.
Bear made a loving display with his current girlfriend, Jessica Smith, as they arrived at court in a white Rolls Royce for the second day of his revenge porn trial.
Reality TV star Stephen Bear made a display of affection for his girlfriend Jessica Smith as they arrived in court for the second day of their revenge porn trial
Georgia Harrison, 27, who told a court yesterday that her right to anonymity had been ‘taken away from me’, arrived at Chelmsford Crown Court this morning
They were spotted kissing Instagram influencer and model Smith outside Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday morning.
Ms Harrison, a Love Island contestant, said Bear only told her on camera that it took an hour to have sex – after which she watched a short clip and told him not to share it with anyone.
The former Celebrity Big Brother winner is alleged to have shared the video on WhatsApp before uploading it to OnlyFans, where prosecutor Jacqueline Carey Casey said 273 people paid £8.15 to view it in November 2020.
Ms Carey said the OnlyFans account was active from October to December 2020 at the opening of the bear trial and had 1,061 subscribers.
Giving evidence at Cheltenham Crown Court on Wednesday, Ms Harrison, who waived her right to anonymity, said: ‘After this incident I was in the worst state of my life.
I cannot describe the shame I felt. I didn’t want to leave my room. Instead of apologizing, he raised his subscription price from £25 to £50.
‘If he did or didn’t, which I believe he did, that’s no way to act. It is shameless and he knows what he has done.
Ms Harrison said she had consented to having sex with the bear in her garden, but did not want him to share the video and told him she would report him to the police if he did.
Stephen Beers, 32, from Lawton, Essex, is seen arriving at court in a white Rolls Royce
Asked by Gemma Rose, defending, whether she knew Bear uploaded the video herself and if she had seen it with her own eyes, she said: ‘I knew it originated from him, but I Didn’t think he was verifying it. account. That is so stupid and so wicked on his part.
‘It was in his account for a month. This is the proof. I have seen the screenshots. I have seen the hype when they gave me 50% off.’
Miss Rose asked him: ‘You used the word ‘revenge porn’. Are you saying this now only because of these allegations?
Ms Harrison replied: ‘I’m using those words because I’m 100% sure that’s what it is. I wanted to clarify to Stephen Bear what would happen if he sent those videos.
‘It bothered me. It ruined my life. I felt he had respect for me. There was a time when I really loved him and he surrounded me saying that he respects me, he loves me, and at that time I thought he had a promising career on television and he would not Which he did.
‘But looking back, I was absolutely stupid.’
Bear denies secretly recording himself having sex and posting the footage online. Pictured: The first day of his trial on Tuesday
Yesterday, Bear, from Lawton, Essex, arrived in a chauffeur-driven white Rolls-Royce for the first day of his trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner posed for waiting photographers, giving the peace sign and walking arm-in-arm with Smith in a matching pink outfit.
Former Love Island contestant Harrison Bear told the court yesterday that his right to anonymity ‘virtually disappeared’ after Bear uploaded a sex tape to an adult website.
She waived her lifelong right to anonymity, afforded to complainants of sex crimes, and told the court she was entitled to ‘some sort of compensation’ for the sex tape, which was viewed by around 300 people, at a cost of £100 each. Paid more than 8.
Harrison was asked by the prosecution why he had waived his right to anonymity, to which he replied: ‘My right to anonymity virtually vanished the moment it [the footage] came in front.’
He said: ‘It was taken away from me, I had no chance anyway, so it was pointless to have my name removed from the articles. My name has been kept in public.
Explaining that she was pursuing a civil case against Bear, she said: ‘I have lost a lot with my career and in general.
‘I really think I should get some sort of compensation for what Beer has done.’
Under the Sexual Offenses Act 2003, automatic and lifetime anonymity is granted to complainants of almost all sexual offences, including rape, sexual assault and voyeurism.
Their identities cannot be made public until they waive their legal rights.
Earlier this year, the Law Commission of England and Wales recommended that automatic lifetime anonymity was extended to include all victims of intimate image abuse, including revenge porn.
Plans are being drawn up by the government to change the law as part of an online safety bill to give anonymity to victims of revenge porn, deep fakes and other crimes where sexual images are shared online without their consent. is done.
The alleged offenses are said to have taken place in August 2020 and November 2020.
He was arrested at Heathrow Airport on his birthday in January 2021 after traveling to Dubai and was charged in May.
Ms Harrison, who has also appeared in The Only Way Is Essex and Olivia Meets My Match, waived her right to anonymity to MailOnline in relation to the matter.
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