A celebrity PR manager who secretly filmed himself having sex with a married lawyer then uploaded the video onto a porn site was spared jail.
Matthew Christian, 44, recorded the sexual encounter with the man at his home in north London and posted it on Xtube without his knowledge.
The victim, whose face is clearly visible in the footage, was ‘outed’ by Christian as only a few close family and friends knew he was bisexual.
Christian, who has worked with the likes of Matt Lucas and Vivienne Westwood, said he was high on cocaine and crystal meth when he posted the film.
He titled the clip ‘Getting f***** VV by hot married Arab type guy’ and claimed below that the victim liked being recorded having sex.
The footage had been viewed more than 150,000 times before it was pulled from Xtube, but it has also been shared across dozens of other porn sites.
The victim didn’t become aware it had been uploaded on to the internet until a friend contacted him in January 2016.
Prosecutor Nadeem Holland said: ‘Mr Christian and the victim had discussed the fact he had not come out and that he was subject to cultural and societal pressures and this has caused him enormous anxiety and stress.’
Matthew Christian, pictured here with Michelle Collins and Adam Woodyatt, worked as a PR guru for several celebrities
Christian took a ‘great interest’ in the victim’s background, the court heard, and had raised the subject more than once.
When he was arrested in September last year, Christian made admissions in interview but claimed he thought the victim knew he was being filmed.
He pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism at Thames Magistrates Court last month.
Christian - who has since got married - appeared at Wood Green Crown Court today for sentence with his husband and several friends.
Handing him 22 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months, Judge Joanna Greenberg QC said: ‘The private lives of each and every one of us is something that we are entitled to have respected.
‘In your case you abused the trust placed in you by the victim because he expected that his privacy would be respected.’
When arrested, Christian (left) told police he thought the victim knew they were being filmed
She continued: ‘His private life was not something he had revealed to his family. It was his choice when and how he revealed it.
‘I’m in no doubt that you knew the victim’s family were unaware of his sexuality. Your conduct exposed him to something like 150,000 viewers.
A judge told Christian that what he did was 'cruel and wicked'
‘It’s of note that he was visible but you were not easily identifiable.
‘Everyone knows and I am sure you knew that once something is out in cyber space it is there for