Reality TV star Stephen Bear has appeared in court accused of sharing secretly recorded sex tapes.
ear, who appeared in Ex On The Beach, denies voyeurism and two counts of disclosing private sex photos and films.
The 32-year-old, of Loughton in Essex, who won the 2016 British Celebrity Award, arrived at Chelmsford Crown Court in a chauffeur-driven white Rolls Royce.
He wore a pink suit, black fur coat and sunglasses when he arrived in court on Tuesday morning.
The allegations allege private intimate images were recorded in Loughton without the complainant’s consent, and Bear later shared the footage online.
The alleged offenses are believed to have taken place in August and November 2020.
The complainant’s representative, Georgia Harrison, said she waives her right to remain anonymous regarding the incident.
Ms Harrison, 27, has appeared on shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, Love Island and Olivia Meets Her Match.
A jury of nine men and three women was sworn in on Tuesday.
Prosecutor Jacqueline Carey KC asked potential jurors, before they were sworn in or confirmed, whether they followed Bear or Ms. Harrison on social media.
She said both Bear and Ms Harrison had “occasionally appeared on reality TV shows”.
The attorney also asked whether jurors had “signed up for a Stephen Bear OnlyFans account” and if they were “paying to see content on OnlyFans related to Stephen Bear.”
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There was a shake of the head from potential jurors before 12 were selected to hear the trial and be sworn in.
The prosecution will open its case later on Tuesday.
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