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Georgia Harrison breaks silence on ex Stephen Bear’s 'upcoming release' from prison

Georgia Harrison breaks silence on ex Stephen Bear’s 'upcoming release' from prison

Sex offender Bear is to be released from prison after serving just 11 months

Set to appear on Love Island: All Stars this weekend, Georgia Harrison has opened up on ex Stephen Bear's upcoming release from prison.

Reality star, Bear, 33, was sentenced to 21 months in prison last year on 'revenge porn' changes against former dating show favourite, Harrison, 29.

The disgraced television personality had shared a private video of him and ex-girlfriend Harrison having consensual sex in his garden on his OnlyFans account back in August 2020.

Sexual assault activist Harrison was unaware she was being recorded on his home CCTV, however, as prosecutor Jacqueline Carey KC told attendees to Chelmsford Crown Court last year.

Bear subsequently made £2,000 for selling the online footage, after which he was found guilty of voyeurism and two counts of disclosing private, sexual photos and films.

Since then, the ex-Love Islander has remained a campaigner in seeing revenge porn laws changed.

Georgia Harrison has broken her silence on Stephen Bear's release.
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Last week, it was ruled that Bear is due to be freed on 20 January this year, after only serving 11 months in prison.

Opening up to The Sun, Harrison insists she just wants to 'move on' with her life following almost four years of devastation.

"So for me, I don't really have much fear or any concerns about his release from prison.

"You know, his life journey now is his life journey, and that's for him to figure out if he can rehabilitate himself.

"I have a restraining order on him, so I don't feel that he'll be saying anything about me that's going to affect me.

"And for me, this is just the next stage of my life to move on to better and bigger things."

Bear is to be released after serving just 11 months in prison.
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A source allegedly told The Sun of former Shipwrecked contestant Bear: "[He] has served his time – and he's due out of prison in the next few weeks.

"However, he's been telling pals he's not the same man that went into prison.

"There will be no hopping back on to social media or rolling straight back into the nearest nightclub when he gets out, he says he just wants to get back to east London and his family."

Harrison will be appearing on the brand new series of Love Island: All Stars this weekend (14 January) alongside a whole host of past contestants.

Speaking to the publication, she admitted she's looking forward to rebuilding herself, after feeling 'lost' in recent years.

"I am funny, I am silly, there are so many parts of my personality that aren't getting shown because I am talking about a tough and negative subject.

Georgia Harrison has been campaigning against revenge poor ever since ex Stephen Bear was sentenced.

"I am happy to do it because I want to be a voice for women but at the end of the day this is the last year of my 20s and I deserve after all this time to just go in there and have some fun, banter and really just be young and me again."

Harrison continued: "I didn't know that this was going to happen but being here now and getting ready to go into the villa, I really feel that this is my comeback and the end of what has been such a long journey.

"Even during the years when things were tough I just had this inner knowing in myself that the universe was going to pick me up at some point and put me in a space where everything I ever wanted would manifest…

"And I think I'm on the cusp of that."

Tyla contacted Stephen Bear's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@georgialouiseharrison/Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Crime, Love Island, Sex and Relationships, TV And Film, Georgia Harrison