Kevin Hart posted a video on Instagram admitting that someone has been trying to extort him over “mistakes” he has made.
Kevin Hart seems to have put himself into a peculiar predicament.
While Hart doesn’t voice specifically what it is he’s being blackmailed over, reports have circulated for months that he possibly was unfaithful to his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish-Hart.
During the video, Hart takes full responsibility for his actions, while apologizing to his wife and his children, stating he’d rather “‘fess up” than allow someone to profit from his mistakes.
“I’m not perfect. I’m not gonna sit up here and say that I am, or claim to be, in any way, shape or form,” Hart began. “And I made a bad error in judgment, I put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen, and they did.”
“And doing that, I know that I’m gonna hurt the people closest to me, who I’ve talked to and apologized to, my wife and my kids. It’s a shitty moment,” said the comedian and movie star. “It’s a shitty moment when you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior.”
TMZ is also reporting that there are three video clips being used in the blackmailing of Hart — one showing Hart “getting cozy” with a woman in a club, one that shows two people in bed possibly having sex (in which Hart can not be seen), and the third showing people “milling around a room” (again, whether or not it’s actually Kevin Hart is not clear).
FBI sources have reportedly advised TMZ that there is a suspect in the case, and that Hart is being blackmailed for a minimum of $10 million. The alleged extortionist has now unveiled another video, published by TMZ, splicing together audio clips and in which Kevin Hart speaks about being faithful to his wife.
The audio is mixed with a Star Wars-esque upward-rolling text overlay accusing the comedic star of “recklessly partying, drinking, doing drugs and having sex with multiple women at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel.” The creator of the video also writes that she is aware of other women that claim to have had sexual contact with Hart