Embarrassed reality TV star Stephen Bear is dragged back to court in planning a row with council over a metal fence built around his £600,000 home without permission
Reality TV star Stephen Bear is back in court, accused of building a large black metal fence around his home without permission.
The 33-year-old was taken to court after failing to respond to council orders to tear down the black railings around his home in Essex.
In December, the 2016 Celebrity Big Brother winner was found guilty of voyeurism and twice publicizing private, sexual photos and films.
Although he has yet to be convicted of sharing the ‘revenge porn’ sex tape he published in August 2020.
While today it emerged he was also involved in a battle with councilors over his fencing outside his £600,000, three bedroom home in Loughton, Essex.
The fence outside Stephen Bear’s house causes the reality star to go to court as the height is deemed inappropriate by Epping Forest Council
The 33-year-old was found guilty in December of sharing a ‘revenge porn’ sex tape he published in August 2020
It is ‘more than the permitted development height’, according to Epping Forest District Council.
The council ordered Bear to remove the metal fencing from his property in Loughton, Essex, in May 2021.
He did not respond to the notice’s requirements by leaving the fence up and did not appeal the order.
According to municipal documents, he was ordered to knock down the fence, posts, gate and any resulting debris.
Bear was then summoned for a hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates Court, Essex, on 3 March 2022, where he denied breaching the enforcement order between August 2021 and January 2022.
A trial on the matter was due to start last week, but has since been postponed to October.
Mr. Beer has been contacted for comment.
Epping Forest District Council said it was not possible to hold the trial in January and that period has now been transferred to the next available list of warnings starting October 16.
It’s because he has yet to be convicted of the “revenge porn” sex tape made with Towie star Georgia Harrison.
The council ordered Bear to remove the metal fence from his Loughton property in Essex in May 2021
The former Ex on the Beach and Celebrity Big Brother star is said to have captured CCTV footage of the act in his backyard on August 2, 2020 and uploaded it to OnlyFans.
Ms Harrison, 27, said she was unaware they were being filmed and told Bear not to share any footage when he showed it to her, but said he then shared it on WhatsApp and the online subscription site.
Bear had denied all charges, but a jury found him guilty by unanimous verdicts of two counts of disclosing private sexual photos and films with intent to cause distress. He was found guilty by a majority verdict of 10 jurors to two of voyeurism.
He now faces up to two years in prison, with Ms Harrison saying the verdict would allow me to put behind the pain I’ve suffered in the past and embrace the future.
He was due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 31 January 2023, but it has been postponed for psychiatric reports.
He was told at a hearing that he must undergo a psychiatric evaluation as those who have assessed him to date have been “unable to make a formal diagnosis.”
The 33-year-old will now wait until March 3 to find out if he will go to jail.