Disgraced Stephen Bear was jailed for 21 months last week for voyeurism and two counts of ‘revenge porn’ from which he made £2000.
He had shared a private video of himself having sex with his ex, former Love Island star Georgia Harrison, 28, via WhatsApp and OnlyFans without consent.
And despite giving the illusion of living a lavish lifestyle, with an OnlyFans platform, lavish holidays, designer clothing, Rolexes and jewels which appear to be fakes, Stephen, 33, could now be forced to sell his assets just to pay back the funds he made from posting the video.
He could also lose his £600k three-bed Essex home after struggling to meet the mortgage payments.
During court proceedings, Stephen would arrive in a suit and a fur coat, in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, which was in fact just rented. He had eight failed businesses and ran his one remaining business from his parents’ house.
Not fooling anyone: Inside Stephen Bear’s real world with a humble three-bed home – which he might lose – a shop assistant job and eight failed companies – after faking millionaire lifestyle
Idiotic: Stephen would regularly turn up at court in a Rolls-Royce, but it was rented. Last week he was was jailed for 21 months for voyeurism and two counts of ‘revenge porn’ from which he made £2100
Residence: Stephen’s humble three bedroom home in Loughton, Essex which he might have to sell in order to pay back costs
Stephen’s Facebook account is filled with snaps taken of pricey grills, conveniently placed in front of a Ferrari logo.
The public profile also featured shots of eye-wateringly expensive Rolex watches and chains, which sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds.
His company is called Cubanlink Ltd and his parents Linda and Stephen’s home address in Walthamstow is listed as its registered office. Stephen’s occupation is listed on Companies House as a shop-assistant.
Back in 2021, Stephen bragged that he has a cryptocurrency fortune worth over than $200,000 – however his Twitter followers soon pointed out that the accompanying screenshot was a stock image which had been used elsewhere.
He also has a website for his own alleged university in his Facebook bio, where he promises that he can ‘help you earn six figures a year’.
However, the website is down, with an error message stating the domain has not been connected to a site.
The reality star, who is engaged to Jessica Smith, was convicted following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court with television personality Georgia waiving her right to anonymity afforded to her under the Sexual Offences Act, saying she felt compelled to as so many people knew of the video.
Judge Christopher Morgan jailed Stephen for 21 months and gave him a restraining order not to contact Georgia.
The reality star was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register and will be subject to notification requirements for 10 years.
Following the sentencing on March 3, the deputy chief crown prosecutor for East of England, Hannah Von Dadelszen, said that Bear will be forced to ‘sell any assets he has’ to pay back the £2,100 made on Miss Harrison’s video.
Not a millionaire: His occupation is listed as a shop-assistant. And while there is no shame in that career choice, it’s far from what he would have his followers believe
Then and now: Stephen pictured as a teen in a picture taken from his social media (left) and after having veneers and winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2016 (right)
Partner: The reality star, who is engaged to Jessica Smith (pictured), was convicted following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court
Bragging: Back in 2021, Stephen bragged that he has a cryptocurrency fortune worth over than $200,000
Embarrassing: However, his Twitter followers soon pointed out that the accompanying screenshot was a stock image which had been used elsewhere
‘That first stage of making a declaration of assets does enable that consideration. You might not have the ready cash but you have a house or a car.’
Bear is believed to have made around £40,000 on OnlyFans overall, but is only liable for the amount made on Miss Harrison’s video, Ms Von Dadelszen said.
The court reportedly heard that Bear may also have to pay £3,500 in prosecution costs, but how exactly this money is taken will be determined after a Proceeds of Crime hearing.
It comes after Bear was said to be worried about losing his Essex home, as barrister Gemma Rose claimed he was finding it difficult to make mortgage payments during the trial.
The disgraced TV personality reportedly moved back in with his parents during the police investigation after receiving death threats.
Before last week’s sentencing, the disgraced TV star released a compilation video on TikTok showing him with his current lover, Jessica Smith, saying ‘Brb, crying’.
The three-minute, 44-second clip showed Bear licking his 23-year-old lover’s face, kissing her in front of the Eiffel Tower and feeding her a chicken leg to the remixed tune of ‘Somewhere Only We Know’. They’re also shown pouting and going on holiday.
After Stephen was sentenced, Georgia told journalists she was ‘relieved’ it was now over.
‘Today’s sentence is a vindication of what I’ve been put through and sends a clear message that the police and the courts take this matter very seriously,’ she added.
Giving an illusion of luxury: Stephen’s Facebook account is filled with snaps taken of pricey-looking grills, conveniently placed in front of a Ferrari logo
‘Fakes’: The profile features shots of Rolex watches and chains, which usually sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds – but Stephen links them to a now defunct store suggesting they are not authentic
Cheap copies? Likewise, these ghastly looking grills are advertised as being from the same store in 2019 on Stephen’s social media page
‘They look so fake’: Fans were not convinced they were the real deal in the comments section
Fraud: He also has a website for his own alleged university in his Facebook bio, where he promises that he can ‘help you earn six figures a year’. However, the website is down, with an error message stating the domain has not been connected to a site
‘I want to let all other victims of this crime know that I stand in solidarity with them and I have absolutely no regrets in waiving my anonymity.
‘I hope that this puts anyone off committing this sort of crime and I hope for anyone else who’s been a victim of it gives them some sort of justice.’
His ex, Charlotte Crosby, 32, has said of her romance with Stephen: ‘It wasn’t a great time. There was a lot of heartbreak, but it taught me a lot.
The couple started dating in December 2016 after they met on the set of their MTV show Just Tattoo Of Us.
They were said to have gone their separate ways, with Stephen describing Charlotte as the ‘right girl, wrong time’, when he started filming Celebs Go Dating in January 2017.
Stephen’s ex Charlotte Crosby used to own a joint venture with him called His and Hers Enterprises Limited.
Charlotte was forced to petition the High Court of Justice Business and Property Courts to dissolved the company. He failed to repay the £1,268 he owed to the company which was left owing £30,366 to creditors.
Jet-setting: The couple loved to show off about their lifestyle
Faking it: His company is called Cubanlink Ltd and his parents Linda and Stephen’s home address in Walthamstow is listed as its registered office
Back in the day: Stephen as a fresh-faced teen before becoming a reality star
Georgia Harrison said of Stephen’s conviction: ‘I want to let all other victims of this crime know that I stand in solidarity with them and I have absolutely no regrets in waiving my anonymity’