Stephen Bear says a prayer before revenge porn case is moved to Crown Court

Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear appeared before magistrates charged with revenge porn and voyeurism offences

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Stephen Bear was seen saying a prayer outside court before he appeared on revenge porn and voyeurism offences.

The reality TV personality, who starred in Ex on the Beach and won Celebrity Big Brother, is accused of filming himself having sex with a woman at his home on August 2 last year.

He is then alleged to have shared the CCTV video on porn sites OnlyFans and Pornhub without her consent.

Before making his way into Colchester Magistrates' Court today, Bear – who was wearing a pair of sunglasses and an unbuttoned shirt – was seen clasping his hands together and looking up at the sky.

The 31-year-old is charged with voyeurism, two counts of disclosing private, sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress, plus an allegation of harassment without violence.

Stephen Bear says a prayer outside Colchester Magistrate's Court on Friday ahead of his hearing
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Today his solicitor indicated that Bear intends to plead not guilty to all charges.

Justices adjourned proceedings to July 30 at Chelmsford Crown Court, Essex, where a plea and trial preparation hearing will take place.

Bear spoke in court only to confirm his postcode and date of birth.

Prosecutor Katharine Houghton told the court that Bear met up with the woman in August last year, where they went for lunch and then had consensual sexual intercourse after Bear suggested it.

The reality star arrived at court with his dad and took some time out to look to the heavens before entering the building
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She said: “This was captured on CCTV installed in his property, Mr Bear disclosed this to the complainant who was distressed to discover that the footage had been recorded.

“She requested it be deleted, the complainant then discovered that the footage had been uploaded to Only Fans and Porn Hub.”

Bear was granted bail and was told if he contacted the victim he would face further charges.

The reality star's case has been adjourned until the end of the month
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Bear was first arrested at Heathrow Airport on his 31st birthday in January after he returned from a holiday in Dubai and was later charged in May.

Bear won Celebrity Big Brother in 2016 and co-presented Just Tattoo Of Us with Charlotte Crosby on MTV in 2017.

He has also appeared on Channel 4's Celebs Go Dating in 2017 and featured in an episode of BBC Three's Eating with My Ex in 2019.

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