Kevin Hart Extortion Suspect Hit With Criminal Charges

04 May, 2018, 07:17 | Author: Eloise Houston
  • Opportunist Charged with Attempted Extortion of Actor Kevin Hart

A Los Angeles man was charged on Thursday with allegedly trying to extort actor and comedian Kevin Hart over a purported sex tape.

Jackson was charged with one count of attempted extortion and one count of extortion by threatening letter.

As TMZ reports, Jackson, an actor, was a close friend of Hart's for almost two decades, a revelation that only adds salt to the wound.

Jackson is accused of trying to extort an undisclosed amount of money from the Get Hard actor between 25 August and 30 August past year. You know, I'm not ideal. Jackson posted a throwback photo with Hart a year ago that said, "yeeahhhhh this was some GREAT TIMES right here bruh". Jackson was in "S.W.A.T.", "Naked" and even in Kevin's movie "Think Like a Man Too".

Shortly after the charges were announced, Hart tweeted: "Mind blown.Hurt.at a lost for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment".

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If Jackson is convicted of the crimes he's accused of, he could face up to four years in jail. His bail is set at $100,000. The video below shows the two back in 2010 leaving a restaurant and while Kevin was trying his best to get J.T. into the vehicle to head home, the "professional bowler" just couldn't get enough of the camera. But I'm not going to also allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation, that's what was attempted.

"I'm not an extortionist, I'm not a stripper", Sabbag said.

Jonathan Todd Jackson tried to extort Kevin Hart over an alleged sex tape.

He also has a daughter and a son with ex-wife Torrei Hart.

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