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Stephen Bear could face more time in prison after latest court hearing

Stephen Bear could face more time in prison after latest court hearing

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Stephen Bear has appeared back in court days after Georgia Harrison bravely spoke out on his prison release.

Bear was released from prison in January after serving 10 and a half months for releasing a sex tape of his ex Georgia.

The 34-year-old was sentenced to 21 months in prison last year on 'revenge porn' charges against the former dating show favourite.

Georgia Harrison has been speaking about her time on Love Island.

He had shared a private video of him and Harrison having consensual sex in his garden on his OnlyFans account back in August 2020.

Prosecutors say Bear subsequently made over £20,000 from sharing the footage, after which he was found guilty of voyeurism and two counts of disclosing private, sexual photos and films.

Today (28 March), he appeared in court for a confiscation hearing over profits he made from the video.

He given two separate orders of £22,305 in confiscation, along with being ordered to pay £5,000 in compensation.

If he doesn't pay the confiscation order within three months he can apply for an extension. He could face nine months in prison if he doesn't pay in time.

After the ordeal, Harrison has gone on to be an advocate and activist working towards tackling violence against women.

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

She said: "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."

Stephen Bear at Chelmsford Crown Court in December 2022.
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Last month (12 February), many Love Island fans tuned in to watch the eagerly-anticipated heart rate challenge, which sees the Islanders dress up in some ultra-sexy attire and perform dances in the hopes of raising each other's heart rates.

However, Harrison didn't partake in the challenge and instead opted to throw flower petals over the lads instead of doing a flirty dance.

Since the season ended a few weeks back (19 February), the 29-year-old has now come forward to explain exactly why she chose not to get involved.

Speaking to Olivia Atwood on the podcast, Harrison explained: "I feel like because so many people got to see me in a sexually vulnerable state without my permission, I just feel like they've seen enough of my sexual side, like that can be saved now for in private.

Steven could face more time in prison.

"And even if, you know, and if I was to be that way, I know for a fact I would get judged for it left, right and centre."

She continued: "Like I get judged if I put up a picture in a bikini saying, you know, oh, she's happy to be seen like that, but she's not happy to be seen in this video."

Harrison added: "When it came to the heart rate challenge, when the text come through, I thought 'Oh...'

"Heart fell out my a***hole, I thought I'd avoided this, yeah. And Anton, bless him, he straight away looked at me like, 'What are we going to do? Are you going to be alright?'"

She went on to explain that the showrunners told her: "This is completely up to you. We're never going to ever pressure you to do anything you don't want to do and we are happy for you to handle this however you want to handle it."

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Topics: Celebrity, Crime, News, UK News, Georgia Harrison