TOWIE and Love Island’s Georgia Harrison broke down in tears today as she revealed Stephen Bear “ruined my life” by allegedly sharing a video of them having sex on OnlyFans.
The reality star, who waived her automatic anonymity, began crying while being quizzed by his defence barrister at Chelmsford Crown Court.
Bear’s Towie and Love Island star ex Georgia Harrison
Reality TV’s Stephen Bear arrives at Chelmsford Crown Court, Essex
She said: “I did not think he would do this to me. We had a lot of history and he knew the effect this would have on my life.
“I didn’t think he would do that as we were on good terms. I trusted him.”
Bear is accused of making at least £2,181 after uploading the CCTV clip of them having sex in his garden to the X-rated website.
He doubled the cost of subscribing to his profile after posting the “revenge porn” video, the court heard.
Georgia added: “It upset me. It ruined my life.
“After this happened I was in the worst state of my life. I can’t explain the shame. I didn’t want to leave my room.
“Instead of apologising, he put his subscription price up from £25 to £50.”
Asked if she wanted a break from the witness box by defending Gemma Rose, Georgia said: “I’m fine, sorry.”
The pair had known each other since 2012 but started dating in 2018.
Georgia, 27, told the court: “Bear used to say he was in love with me in real life and on the show.
“You could say it was casual but it was pretty intense as well.
“I did have a lot of love for Bear when we were filming together but I never once thought we would have something in the real world.
“I never looked at him as someone who could potentially be my boyfriend.”
Georgia claimed she was also upset when Bear, 32, “slept with someone else in our hotel room and locked me out of it” before also kissing her best friend at her clothing launch.
But in August 2020, the on-off couple had lunch and drinks before going back to his sunbed shop where they had sex.
They then went to his home in Loughton, Essex, to play cards while having more drinks in his garden, where CCTV recorded them having sex again.
Ms Rose said: “You’d had sex earlier that day and that was just a natural continuation of that, wasn’t it?”
Georgia replied: “Yes. But I didn’t for a second have any idea there was CCTV in his kitchen or garden where we were having sexual intercourse.
“It was initiated by Bear but it was consensual. He was leading. I was drunk and obviously not thinking it would come to anything like this.”
He airdropped Georgia the footage afterwards without her asking.
Georgia admitted they watched it together, saying: “At the time, I didn’t take it as seriously as I should have.”
She told him to delete it and Bear said he had.
But she then claimed she saw him send a video to a friend on WhatsApp when they were in bed that night.
Prosecutor Jacqueline Carey KC said 273 people paid 9.99 US dollars (£8.15) to watch it, in November 2020.
Georgia warned Bear about revenge porn, telling the court: “I used those words because I wanted Stephen Bear to be clear what would happen if he shared that video.
“I made it clear to him and his brother that I would go to the police if it carried on.”
The Towie star’s mum subscribed to Bear’s OnlyFans after Georgia called her telling her about the video, which was also seen by her younger siblings.
Asked about the video being uploaded to the subscription website, Georgia told jurors: “It’s brazen and he knows what he’s done.
“That’s so stupid on his part and evil. It was on their for a month. His main verified account that he uses every day.
“I’ve seen the promotion when he puts me at 50 per cent off. I’ve seen the screenshots.
“I’m hurt, upset and ashamed. I deserve justice for what I’ve been through and he deserves the consequences.”
In a series of messages read in court, Georgia told Bear “I’m getting you nicked” and “you’re going to go to prison for this Bear”.
Her mother Nicola Harrison, who was her daughter’s manager at the time with access to her Instagram and business emails, said Georgia phoned her about the sex tape on August 3, 2020.
She told the court: “She told me that there was a video.
“She was upset but she said he promised her he would delete it.
“She was tearful. She was crying. She said she didn’t know she’d been filmed.
“She said he’d sent it to someone in front of her so she asked him to delete it so he said he’d unsent it and promised her he’d deleted it.
“She thought it had gone. She thought it was the end of it.”
‘SHE THOUGHT THAT WAS THE END OF IT’
Nicola next heard about the footage in October when Georgia told her people were saying they’d seen the video and she was going to reach out to his brother Danny Bear.
In December, Georgia was in Dubai when people – some from the US – contacted her saying they too had seen the clip.
Nicola added: “She said it must have been online and it wasn’t just people showing it. She said she was going to put something on her Instagram asking if anyone knew where it was.”
There were 10 replies to her business email, which Nicola operated, on the first day before around 20 more came through the following week.
One email on December 7 showed screenshots advertising the video with the caption: “Morning everyone, can’t wait for you to see me f*****g in my garden. Here’s a sneak peak. Dropping tonight.”
Nicola told prosecutor Ms Carey: “I subscribed to his OnlyFans account for $15. It started and then I just didn’t watch it.”
She went on other pornographic websites to find out if it had been posted elsewhere while Georgia tasked an ‘ethical hacker’ with removing it.
Bear denies voyeurism and two counts of disclosing private, sexual photographs and films.
The alleged offences, which both carry a maximum two-year sentence, took place between August and November 2020.
He wore a grey suit in the dock while his girlfriend Jessica Smith was sat in the public gallery in a black ensemble.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner yesterday arrived at court in a luxury Rolls Royce with girlfriend Jessica Smith wearing a pink suit and fur jacket.
Bear, from Walthamstow, East London, worked as a roofer before making it as a reality TV star.
He first appeared on Shipwrecked: The Island in 2011 before re-emerging on Ex on the Beach in 2015.
Since then, he’s been on CBB, Just Tattoo of Us and Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live.
His former partner Georgia previously appeared on reality shows including Towie, Love Island and Olivia Meets her Match.
The trial continues.
Stephen Bear arriving at Chelmsford Crown Court with his girlfriend Jessica Smith