Georgia Harrison says she 'almost died' as she breaks silence after ex Stephen Bear is jailed
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Georgia Harrison has opened up about how she 'almost died' after becoming a victim of revenge porn.
As well as doing huge damage to her career, Harrison said the ordeal also had a massive impact on her health.
The 28-year-old developed a cyst on her ovary, which she said can happen to women when they are 'stressed out', and she said she 'almost died'.
"When it first happened, the physical effects on me were just horrific," she told The Sun.
"I had acne come up all over my face. I ended up getting a cyst infection — the cyst eventually burst — and I was in hospital from stress.
"They said my kidneys, my pelvis, and multiple organs were infected, and I was going into septic shock."
An ovarian cyst, which are fluid-filled sacs, are common in women and do not usually cause any symptoms, according to the NHS.
Harrison continued: "Bear has never apologised to me once. It's one thing to deny it, but to show absolutely no remorse, it makes no sense. It's like my feelings don't matter."
Bear, 33, and Harrison were captured on CCTV cameras having sex in his garden, in Loughton, Essex, on 2 August 2020.
He denied all charges but was found guilty of voyeurism and of two counts of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress and sentenced earlier this month.
"On the day it was taken, Bear told me there had been cameras I wasn’t aware of. He acted like it was an accident," she said.
But she later saw him sending the footage to his friends, stating: "Then someone sent me a recording of it from America.
"Then I knew it had been spread not just in the UK, but globally.
"For months, my state of mind was really not good. From the moment I heard he was showing people I felt completely out of control.
"I felt used and violated."
Harrison explained that she logged into his OnlyFans where she found a 'screenshot of him on top of me'.
"He put the caption as something along the lines of: 'Sign up now for 50 percent off to see me f***ing this b***h in my garden'," she said.
"It made me feel so violated. All I've ever done was be good to him as a friend and as more."
Harrison plans to sue over lost earnings, and she also waived her right to anonymity in the case; documentary Revenge Porn: Georgia Vs Bear will explore her personal story.
She received praise for speaking out from MPs in Parliament last week and shouts of 'hear, hear' in the chamber.
Conservative former minister Vicky Ford said during the International Women's Day debate: "So much praise must go to the brave Georgia Harrison who was determined to see him stand trial for what he has done."
Revenge Porn: Georgia Vs Bear will air on ITV2 on 20 March.