TikToker Mizzy, real name Bacari-Bronze O'Garro, was told his pranks were "not funny" and driven by his "desire to be famous" as he was locked up for breaching a court order.
In one of his videos, 19-year-old O'Garro declared: "The UK law is a joke." At Stratford Magistrates Court today (Tuesday, November 21) Judge Matthew Bone sentenced him to 18 weeks in a young offender institution.
After his trial last month, the dad-of-one was banned from using social media when he was found to have ignored a court order not to share videos of people without their consent just hours after it was issued.
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He was cleared on two further counts of the same charge having denied all four charges. As he sentenced him, Judge Bone said O'Garro's actions had been motivated by a desire to "receive money and designer clothes from sponsors".
"Your further offending was motivated by your desire to be famous," the judge said. "Your actions caused innocent members of the public significant harm and distress. You claimed on national television the law was weak. Put bluntly, your pranks are not funny."
O'Garro's trial heard how he began sharing videos of people without their consent on the same day the criminal behaviour order was passed on May 24 this year.
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It was shown footage, shared on O'Garro's Twitter account on the night of May 24, featuring him in Westfield shopping centre, Stratford, after he appeared on Piers Morgan's TalkTV show and mocked the British judicial system. In the video, passers-by were visible in the background as he said: "The UK law is a joke."
Other videos shared on O'Garro's Snapchat account, which were also in breach, showed him grabbing hold of a schoolboy by his uniform and another showed him fighting a man with dwarfism. O'Garro claimed these were hoax videos made with the subjects' agreement.
O'Garro's claim that one of his friends – who had access to his login details – posted the Twitter videos without his consent was dismissed by Judge Matthew Bone as "inconceivable".
In mitigation, O'Garro's lawyer Paul Lennon said he was a "young man" and had shown a "lack of maturity." The social media star is completing a creative media production course at a sixth form college and started a job as a waiter in a restaurant earlier this week, Mr Lennon said.
"He is very academic and is predicted to achieve a distinction," he added. "He is making attempts to better himself."
The judge gave him 18 weeks for one offence and 14 weeks for another, but decided they should run at the same time. The judge also made the star's social media ban tougher, saying he couldn't share any videos or help others to share videos on their social media accounts for two years.
He was also told not to trespass on private property or enter the E12 area of London. O'Garro must now pay a £154 surcharge.
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