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Stephen Bear found guilty in Georgia Harrison 'revenge porn' trial

Stephen Bear found guilty in Georgia Harrison 'revenge porn' trial

Stephen Bear has been found guilty of sharing private sexual photos and videos of Georgia Harrison without her consent

Stephen Bear has been found guilty of sharing private sexual photos and videos in his 'revenge porn' trial against ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison.

The reality TV star, 32, had been accused of secretly filming himself having sex with Georgia, 27, before sharing videos and photos of it on subscription site OnlyFans.

Stephen and Georgia were recorded having sex on CCTV cameras in his garden in Loughton, Essex in August 2 2020, Chelmsford Crown Court heard.

Ms Harrison claimed that she did not know that they were being filmed and told Bear not to share footage when he showed it to her, but she said that he went on to share it on WhatsApp and online.

Stephen Bear has been found guilty.

Georgia waived her right to anonymity in her case against Bear, and brought him to Chelmsford Crown Court on charges of voyeurism and disclosing private, sexual photographs and films.

The reality TV star had denied all charges, claiming he hadn't uploaded the footage.

Jurors heard last week how the Celebrity Big Brother winner earned £40,000 on OnlyFans and at least £2,000 from his video of Georgia.

On Tuesday, a jury found him guilty by unanimous verdicts of two counts of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress.

He was found guilty today (13 December) by a majority verdict of 10 jurors to two of voyeurism.

Following today's verdict, Georgia Harrison issued a statement, which read: "The only way to describe how I am feeling now is relieved.

"The last two years have been absolute hell and this verdict will allow me to start to put the pain I have suffered in the past and start embracing the future.

"Bear’s behaviour was completely unacceptable and those who choose to commit such crimes should and will be prosecuted.

"We are living in a time where so much of our lives and our children’s lives are spent online and it is so important that individuals are protected in the virtual world just as they are in reality.

"Social media has given us the egalitarian belief that we are all publishers but what it hasn’t done is regulate what we should responsibly publish.

"I hope me taking a stand gives other men and women who have fallen victim to revenge porn the courage to seek justice and most importantly show them that they have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.

"I have felt ashamed, hurt, violated, even broken at times but today I stand here feeling empowered, grateful and a huge sense of unity with all of those who have reached out to support me throughout this ordeal."

Georgia Harrison first made her allegations against Stephen Bear in December 2020 in a post to Instagram.

Stephen was then arrested at Heathrow Airport in January 2021 and charged in May the same year. He pleaded not guilty at a hearing in Chelmsford Crown Court in July 2021.

Revenge porn was officially made a criminal offence back in 2015, and those responsible can find themselves in jail for up to two years.

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