Disgraced Stephen Bear was jailed for 21 months last week for voyeurism and two counts of ‘revenge porn’ from which he made £2100.
And despite giving the illusion of a lavish lifestyle, Stephen could be forced to sell his assets to pay back the funds he made from posting the video.
And a look inside Stephen’s real world is quite different to the illusion of a millionaire lifestyle that he portrayed to his fans in which he boasted about lavish holidays.
During court proceedings, Stephen, 33, would arrive in suits and a long fur coat in a Rolls-Royce and would boast about his OnlyFans career.
But in fact, he lived in a humble three-bed home in Essex, had eight failed businesses and ran his one remaining business from his parents’ house.
Not fooling anyone: Inside Stephen Bear’s real world with humble three-bed home, 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
His company is called Cubanlink Ltd and his parents Linda and Stephen’s home address in Walthamstow is listed as its registered office.
Moreover, his Rolls-Royce was rented and 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.
Stephen, 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.
‘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.
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)
Jet-setting: The couple loved to show off about their lifestyle
‘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.
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
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’