‘The Challenge’ Star Stephen Bear Charged Over Revenge Porn Allegations; Georgia Harrison Speaks Out

UK reality stars Georgia Harrison and Stephen Bear met during a season of MTV’s The Challenge and then began a relationship. A year after they split, she publicly accused him of secretly recording their sexual interactions and showing others before allegedly uploading the clip to social media. Bear has since been arrested and charged in connection with her accusations. After news of his charges broke, Harrison spoke out.

Stephen Bear from MTVs brand new series, The Challenge: War Of The Worlds
Stephen Bear from MTVs brand new series, The Challenge: War Of The Worlds attends press launch at MTV HQ | Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

Georgia Harrison accused ex Stephen Bear of secretly recording sexual interaction

Love Island UK star Georgia Harrison and Celebrity Big Brother 18 (UK) winner Stephen Bear met during The Challenge: War of the Worlds (2018) and instantly hit it off, even though he had a girlfriend at the time.

Following the show, Bear ended his relationship to begin dating the Love Island star. However, they broke up several times before permanently ending their relationship in the summer of 2019.

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A year later, she publicly accused her ex of filming a sexual interaction by strategically placing cameras around his house. Harrison also claimed she had evidence that he showed the video to other people.

Additionally, Bear seemingly uploaded the video in question to his OnlyFans account, resulting in the Love Island star reaching out to the company, which has since disabled his account.

Bear arrested, claims he’s innocent in statement

The Celebrity Big Brother champ attempted to return to the platform several times following the deactivation before traveling to Dubai for a few weeks. He returned to London, England, in Jan. 2021, where police officers allegedly waited for him at the airport.

In a statement to the media, the Essex Police explained they took the reality star into custody in connection with Harrison’s claims. According to the department, the officers are investigating The Challenge star for his involvement in “suspicion of disclosing private sexual photographs or films without consent with the intent to cause distress and harassment.”

The police also charged Bear with a count of obstructing an officer. After questioning the reality star for a day, the Essex Police confirmed the reality star posted bail and will remain out of jail until his court date, then scheduled for Feb. 2021.

A week after his arrest, Bear’s legal team released a statement, calling their client the “victim” due to the “vicious trolling on social media.” They also denied the “immature and ridiculous rumors.”

Harrison releases statement after Bear is charged

In May 2021, a few months following his arrest, the Essex Police officially charged the reality star with “voyeurism, disclosing private, sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress and harassment without violence” due to the revenge porn investigation.

He is scheduled to appear in court for the charges on Jul. 2, 2021. Harrison responded to the news on her Instagram Stories, thanking her followers for their “continued support.”

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She continued, “I hope I can help encourage others to stick up for themselves, even though it’s scary and eventually have the right to talk about the poor compliance issues that helped escalate this situation on an international level without my consent or even my knowledge until it was far too late.”

The reality star ended her statement by noting she cannot comment on the specific incident yet “for legal reasons.”