I know it has been awhile since my first post about this, but I wanted to do a follow up.
I turns out that reality TV star Stephen “Bear” Brown has been arrested after he posted a sex tape on only fans without the consent of Georgia Harrison (fellow reality TV star) and wound up making a lot of money. Georgia claims that she was videotaped without her knowledge.
According to US Weekly, Stephen was “was taken into custody at London’s Heathrow Airport after returning home from Dubai” on January 15th with the charges of “disclosing private sexual photographs or films without consent with intent to cause distress, harassment, and obstructing a police officer”.
Bear’s only fans account has since been disabled and was released on bail February 10th. He denies that he ever recorded him having sex with Georgia and then posting it is a lie, even though many had seen the footage on his only fans account.
The consequences of “leaked porn” or “revenge porn” varies state to state and country by country.
My question is: why hasn’t MTV ever made a statement about it? They stand against racism so much but don’t acknowledge this? If I had the power I would have broke that story ASAP and had members of The Challenge give their thoughts. This is just as important as racism.
Georgia isn’t alone.
Devin Walker, another Challenge castmate, has had to deal with subscribers taking his adult photos from his Only Fans profile and selling or leaking them from various other websites. From what I have last heard, Devin has brought those people to justice.
As someone with an actual diagnosis, Stephen Bear does NOT get to play the mental illness card here. At no point in my life before or after my diagnosis would I ever think it would be OK to leak revenge porn. I literally have heard voices clear as day (I have not had hallucinations since 2016), at no point have I ever been racist or decided it would be a good idea to post a sex tape to only fans and make thousands of dollars off of such an intimate moment without the consent of the other person (or persons-what can I say, I was wild in my 20’s).
I am so beyond fed up with hearing “they obviously need help” when a person does something really shitty. Morals and ethics have nothing to do with one’s mental health. You are taught morals and ethics just like you can only be taught to be racist or sexist or abelist etc. You either have been taught or you taught yourself.
Having said that, I want to include some links that would be helpful to people with a mental illness or anyone who feels they’re going to lose it because of covid:
Speaking of The Challenge!
What an absolute piece of shit.
If MTV does not cut ties with Stephen Bear the way they cut ties with Dee, I will just be heartbroken.
I don’t know if it was revenge porn or not, but obviously this is disgusting. Women deal with this ALL of the time.
I myself have been videotaped in compromising positions without my consent. I know what that feels like.
Georgia, my heart goes out to you.
What are your thoughts about this?