The bad news just keeps on coming for comedian Kevin Hart.
Montia Sabbag, the woman involved in Hart’s sex extortion scandal back in 2017 is suing him for intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and invasion of privacy, as reported by People. Court documents obtained by the entertainment news outlet confirmed that Sabbag is asking for USD60 million in damages.
Back in 2017, Hart made headlines after he posted a clip on Instagram claiming someone was making an effort to extort him with a video of him and Sabbag together in a Las Vegas hotel room. Jonathan Todd Jackson, who used to be a close friend of his, was accused of using the sexually suggestive video against Hart and was charged with extortion. Jackson has remained his innocence.
Now, Sabbag claims that the comedian and Jackson was aware of a secret camera inside the hotel room in an effort to covertly tape her. The filed documents claim that this was purposely done to “promote [Hart’s] Irresponsible Tour, which was a record-breaking comedy and to increase his overall pop culture status.”
The scandal broke out at a time when Hart’s wife Eniko Hart was pregnant with his child. Hart previously addressed the issue in a guesting on the radio show The Breakfast Club saying:
“I’m guilty [of infidelity], regardless of how it happened and what was involved, the s– that I can’t talk about, I’m guilty. I’m wrong.”
Hart is currently recovering from a car crash that resulted in major back injuries for the comedian. Last week, the stand-up comic was discharged from the hospital following a surgical operation.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.