A reality TV star has appeared in court accused of sharing a garden sex tape on online subscription platform OnlyFans.
Stephen Bear is accused of voyeurism and two counts of disclosing private, sexual photographs and films.
The 32-year-old, who won Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, arrived at Chelmsford Crown Court wearing a pink suit and fur coat. He denies the charges.
The trial heard Bear had sex with his ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison in his garden before sharing footage of it – caught on his CCTV cameras – on OnlyFans.
Harrison, who has appeared on several reality shows including The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE), waived his right to anonymity in relation to the case.
Jacqueline Carey KC, prosecuting, said: “In August 2020 the complainant Georgia Harrison met her ex-boyfriend Stephen Bear.
“They had lunch and drinks and ended up at his house in Loughton (in Essex).
“They had consensual sex in his garden.
“What she didn’t know, but he did, was that Mr Bear had CCTV cameras in his garden which recorded them having sex.”
The attorney said that later that day, Bear told Harrison and showed her the footage.
“She told him never to send it to anyone and made it clear how upset she would be if he did,” Carey said.
She went on to say that Bear sent the footage to someone on WhatsApp that night “despite knowing how upset she would be if the footage got out”.
She told the court Bear later uploaded the footage “either himself or had uploaded it to OnlyFans and profited financially”.
Carey added: “The defendant actually sold the footage to get money”.
OnlyFans is a platform known for adult content, which allows fans to pay creators for their photos and videos.
Bear, from Loughton in Essex, arrived at court with his current girlfriend Jessica Smith, in a chauffeur-driven white Rolls Royce.
He wore a pastel pink suit, fuchsia tie, black fur and dark sunglasses.
The alleged offenses must have taken place in August 2020 and in November 2020.
Bear was arrested in January 2021 at Heathrow Airport after a trip to Dubai, and charged in May 2021.
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The case had originally been scheduled for February this year, but was pushed back.
Bear won Celebrity Big Brother in 2016 after finding fame on Ex On The Beach. He went on to 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, which is expected to last at least four days, continues.