Reality TV star Stephen Bear in court accused of sharing sexual images

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Stephen Bear (PA Archive)
Stephen Bear (PA Archive)

Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear will stand trial on allegations that he filmed himself having sex with a woman and posted the footage online.

The 31-year-old reality TV star is accused of mocking the woman on social media after footage of the sexual encounter ended up on a porn website.

He appeared at Colchester magistrates court on Friday to face charges of voyeurism, harassment, and two counts of disclosing sexual images without consent.

Through his lawyer, Bear indicated that he denies all the charges and intends to fight the case at trial.

On Tuesday, Bear posted on Twitter about his upcoming court date, saying: ”Driving 2 hours to court this Friday to say 2 words … NOT GUILTY.”

He said he has spent the last six months on bail and anticipates another year until his trial, adding: “My life’s a movie.”

On Friday, he advertised that he would be broadcasting a message on social media after his hearing, saying: “Court today. Gonna do a Instagram live after. Make sure to turn in.”

It is said Bear had sex with a woman after they had spent the evening together on August 2 last year, with the incident allegedly being caught on a CCTV camera at his home.

The footage was subsequently uploaded to the websites OnlyFans and PornHub, it is said, and Bear is accused of twice mocking the woman on Instagram when the allegations first came to light.

Bear, from Loughton in Essex, clasped his hands together and prayed in front of press photograhers as he arrived at court this morning.

He spoke to confirm his identity and replied “yeah” when asked if he understood what had happened at the end of the hearing.

Bear did not resist a prosecution request for the case to be dealt with by jury trial at the crown court.

He has been freed on bail until the next hearing at Chelmsford crown court on July 30.

He must not contact the alleged victim, post pictures or videos of her on social media, or attend her home, under the conditions of his bail.

He shot to prominence after appearing in 2015 on Ex on the Beach, and won Celebrity Big Brother the following year.

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