Watch Stephen Bear’s advertised tape
A reality TV star According to testimony given in court, Stephen Bear posted video of himself having sex in his backyard and advertised it on OnlyFans.
Prior to his revenge porn trial today, the Celebrity Big Brother winner, 32, drove up at Chelmsford Crown Court in a white Rolls Royce wearing a light pink suit, a fuchsia tie, and a black coat.
Stephen, who was joined in court by his girlfriend Jessica Smith, entered a not guilty plea to voyeurism and two counts of distributing private sexual images or videos in July 2021; however, the trial has only started after being postponed from February.
The Ex on the Beach actor is accused of recording himself having sex with a lady in his front lawn in 2020, uploading the clip on OnlyFans without getting her permission, and then deleting the video.
Jacqueline Carey, the prosecutor, told the jury that Bear and his claimed victim had dated for a short time before they first met in August 2020 when she came over for a cup of tea. The two then drank wine and took tequila shots while having sex in the backyard before going inside.
Bear didn’t reveal to the claimed victim that he had CCTV in the garden and that it might have captured them until after the incident.
According to Ms. Carey, “She told him never to reveal it or transmit it to anyone.”
According to Ms. Carey, the prosecution’s case was that Bear intentionally shared and uploaded the video so that he or another party could “obtain sexual gratification” from it and make money off of its popularity on websites like OnlyFans and PornHub.
According to information provided to the jury, Bear has denied any role in the distribution of the film, claiming he neither shared it on WhatsApp nor uploaded it to any websites.
Later, Ms. Carey remarked, “She told him how horrible it would be for her.
The alleged victim first learned that people were viewing the footage from the garden in October, and she later received screenshots of an advertisement for the footage on Bear’s OnlyFans.
The advertisement read, “Good morning everyone, can’t wait for you to see me f**king in the garden here is a sneak peak,” according to the prosecution.
According to Ms. Carey, Bear initially claimed in a social media video that the person in the video was not the alleged victim before calling her an attention-seeker.
Bear stated in Instagram videos produced in court that the woman in the video “obviously wasn’t her” and that the last time he saw her was in Thailand. Everyone is human, he said, having played a clown, but he added that he was only saying that to spread positive vibes and cheer up those around him.
The jury was shown screenshots of the conversation between Mr. Bear and the victim as well as voice recordings from Mr. Bear after the video was released and she confronted him.
Bear claimed that the woman had an idea that was “wrapped up so much it makes you seem like a c***” in the audio notes that were played to the jury. Before acting, you don’t think anything through.
In addition, he was heard stating, “When all is said and done, you appear like such an idiot for making up whole lies.” He was heard screaming “f***ing hell you have lost the plot” and “keep off the drugs” in a later communication.
We will debate it in court, you know what you have done, the victim informed him after she denied sending it herself, according to Ms. Carey. My life will be ruined.
The alleged victim was also heard saying in the screenshot: “You’re going to go prison for this Bear.”
According to testimony given in court, Bear’s OnlyFans account’s subscription increased from $7.35 to $50 the day the video was made available before dropping to $20 later.
Bear was detained at Heathrow Airport in January 2021 while returning from Dubai, the court heard.
Bear asserted during his police interrogation that the accused victim had shown the video to acquaintances.
He refused to reply when asked if he had shown the video to anyone. No comment on uploading to OnlyFans. Bear further stated, “she has ruined, like f***ed my mental health,” according to Ms. Carey, who added, “Changed subscriptions – ‘no comment’.”
Ms. Carey informed the court that Bear will have assistance with managing his OnlyFans account.
“What are you left with if Mr. Bear wasn’t behind this footage if it wasn’t one of those two?,” she asked. Someone unknown hacked into his OnlyFans account, shared it with his subscribers, and uploaded it. All for Mr. Bear’s advantage.
Bear’s situation, according to Ms. Carey, “flies in the face of conventional logic.”
Ms. Carey summarized her case by claiming that Bear had “deliberately flouted” the alleged victim’s request to not upload the video in order to profit. It wasn’t a planned or unintentional upload, she continued.
The trial goes on.