Kevin Hart – Man Trying To Extort Money For Comedian’s Sex Tape Charged
A man has been charged with trying to extort money from Kevin Hart by threatening to release a video he secretly shot of the actor and comedian with a woman in Las Vegas, according to reports.
Jonathan Jackson,41, has reportedly been charged with attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter. Jackson remains in custody on $100,000 bail after his Monday arrest.
Prosecutors allege Jackson tried to extort an undisclosed amount from Hart in August then tried to sell the video to media outlets and entertainment sites.
Shortly after the charges were announced, the comedian tweeted:
Mind blown…Hurt…at a lost for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment. WOW.
Attorney Lisa Bloom, who said someone secretly filmed “bedroom images” of her client Montia Sabbag with Hart in a hotel suite, responded on social media.
Montia and I are delighted that the alleged extortionist is being brought to justice. As a crime victim in this case, Montia has fully cooperated with the police since the beginning.