Stephen Bear was arrested for revenge p0rn Friday, a month after his ex and former co-star Georgia Harrison accused him of filming and sharing an intimate video of her without consent.
Bear was taken into custody Friday (which happens to be his birthday) at London’s Heathrow Airport as he landed from Dubai, DailyMail reports. The Challenge star was handcuffed in baggage claim and though he did not resist arrest, a witness said he was “mumbling under his breath and clearly not happy.”
— Steve H (@MariborForest) January 15, 2021
“A man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the disclosure of sexual photographs without consent,” a spokesperson for the Essex Police told MailOnline. “The 31-year-old man from Loughton was arrested on Friday 15 January on suspicion of disclosing private sexual photographs or films without consent with intent to cause distress, harassment, and obstructing a police officer. He remains in custody for questioning.”
Essex Police confirmed to The Sun UK that Bear was arrested “on suspicion of disclosing private sexual photographs or films without consent with intent to cause distress, harassment, and obstructing a police officer.”
In December, Georgia posted a series of Instagram Stories threatening to have Bear sent to jail for allegedly using the closed-circuit television (CCTV) –– primarily used for surveillance purposes –– in his home to record sexy time footage of her without her consent. Georgia claimed Bear “acted like he forgot the cameras were there.” While she hoped Bear “would do the right thing,” Georgia claimed he showed the video to people, leaving her no choice but to go public about the situation.
After seeing a video of Bear partying and indulging in an adult beverage, Georgia posted a video encouraging her War of the Worlds and War of the Worlds 2 co-star to enjoy his drink, as he won’t “be allowed to drink beer for a long time.” She also called Bear out for allegedly using the video of her to make money on OnlyFans.
Georgia speaks out against Bear.. can’t believe he did this to her. 🥺💔 pic.twitter.com/9lDqF7AnQv
— The Challenge Double Agents (@TheChallenge36_) December 7, 2020
“ … Not only have you shown three people on your phone – boys that you’re not even that close with – but I’ve got screenshots of where you posted it … screenshots of where you used a video of me on a camera that I didn’t know was there to make money on your cheap OnlyFans website,” she said. “This is the last time you violate a woman this way. So enjoy that beer, mate, because you are in big trouble.”
She followed up her video with another – this one of herself crying, believed to have been filmed after she learned of the video’s existence – as well as a post calling out OnlyFans for not preventing these sort of videos from being posted on their site. (Bear’s account was taken down as a result of Georgia’s claims.)
Bear denied the allegations against him and the following week, posted a disturbing video (that has since been removed) in which he became emotional while telling fans he “just wants to make people happy, but it’s never good enough” and mentioned “voices in my head.” Towards the end of the clip, he stated he had been given medication but was “not going to take it” and went on to apologize to “anyone who’s ever loved me.”
The video left some fans disturbed and concerned, while others were left wondering if Bear was just trying to get sympathy or if he was putting on an act, given that days before, he “joked” about doing “the ultimate narcissist move” – faking his suicide in order to “make everyone feel sorry for me.”
Shortly after Bear’s arrest on Friday, Georgia took to social media, telling followers “nothing about the [current] circumstances feels good even the wins hurt me so so much cause as an empath I just see the best in everyone and want the best for everyone.”
In another post, Georgia said she just wanted to “go back to when everything was simple and there wasn’t so much drama.”
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