A reality TV star has appeared in court accused of sharing a garden sex tape on the 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, came to 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.
Ms Harrison, who has appeared on several reality shows including The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE), waved her right to anonymity in relation to the case.
Jacqueline Carey KC, opening the prosecution case, said: “In August 2020 the complainant Georgia Harrison met up with her former boyfriend Stephen Bear.
“They had some lunch and had some drinks and ended up back at his house in Loughton (in Essex).
“They engaged in consensual sexual intercourse in his garden.
“What she didn’t know but he did was Mr Bear had CCTV cameras in his garden that recorded them having sex.”
The barrister said that later that day Bear told Ms Harrison and showed her the footage.
“She told him never to send it to anyone and made it plain how upset she would be if he did,” said Ms Carey.
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 were to get out”.
She told the court that Bear later uploaded the footage “either himself or had it uploaded to OnlyFans and profited financially”.
Ms Carey added: “The defendant was effectively selling the footage to get money”.
OnlyFans is a platform known for adult content, which enables fans to pay creators for their photos and videos.
Bear, of 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 coat and dark sunglasses.
The alleged offences are said to have taken place in August 2020 and in November 2020.
Bear was arrested in January 2021 at Heathrow Airport following a trip to Dubai, and charged in May 2021.
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 co-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.