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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(Photos: MTV; Twitter; Instagram)
Just to add, he’s now been pictured with his girlfriend, who very recently turned 17. They have been dating “on and off” for over a year, apparently. Just over a year ago, she was 15😳🤔
I mean, I’m not surprised that next to everything, he is also a peadophile. This guy needs conselling or if he is revealed stable, jail time. I am so sick of this asshole.
Hes an absolute moron.
The fact that he is SELLING the content should come with a heavier sentence. Some type of sex trafficking or something.
He didn’t just secretly record her… and share it… he put it on OnlyFans to make a profit. That’s low.
Not to blame the victim at all, but if she hadn’t kept posting about it, nobody but the several people he showed it to, and the couple subscribers to his onlyfans would even know this video existed. He’s an asshole creeper for releasing CCTV of whatever went on in that house. But everyone would’ve forgot about it and went on to the next drama, but she kept bringing it up in her stories. I’m not blaming her at all but everytime people saw the stories, they were reminded of what happened. Bear is a small time reality ‘star,’ why does he feel he needs CCTV in his house? 😂
Ah yes, so let him do it again. Great idea.
I’m not blaming the victim but here I am blaming the victim.
Victim blaming is the worst and it sucks when people like you do it.
What a horrid thing to say.
“I’m not victim blaming BUT”
“I’m not blaming her BUT”
So she should have stayed quiet, not shown people what a horrible person he was, let him keep all his fans and let it eat her away inside? Okay sounds great..
Ywt here you are VICTIM BLAMING.
I’m responding to “takeseveralseats”. She says she’s not blaming the victim and then proceeds too blame the victim.
I was NOT blaming the victim, just saying that nobody would’ve really known about it if she hadn’t posted about it multiple times on her social media, which in turn, probably got people interested in it, and they tried to to find it and see it for themselves.
But SHE, the victim you are in fact blaming, would have known. The damage she sustained was still inflicted whether it was seen by 1 person or 100000. She was under no obligation to keep his wrongdoings quiet in the hopes that not only was he not damaged by his actions, and to allow that to damage her even further. The consequences of his actions are his, and she deserves to draw as much attention to whatever she damn well likes. Considering she is the one who has to live with it and attempt to heal from it, she can say & do whatever helps accomplish that.
I’m not blaming you for your shitty way of thinking or anything, but if you hadn’t posted this comment no one would have even known you were shaming a revenge porn survivor. 🙄🙄🙄
This is the best news since the vaccine roll out. Actual scumbag. I know they will only keep him twenty four hours and release under investigation, but still. what a bellend he looks in his day glo tracksuit.
Bet MTV still keep giving him work though-they love dysfunctional, criminal, substance abusers who have an obvious and deep hatred of women.
Wait, you can get arrested for sex tapes,I’m f’ed.
No you wont Nibs, I told you I would sign a release. 😉
If the women don’t know they’re in them!
When you sell for profit yes.
Revenge porn is illegal.