Kevin Hart's Close Friend Attempted to Extort His Sex Tape

Man charged with trying to extort Kevin Hart with alleged sex tape

Jackson, who is credited for parts in Hart's Think Like a Man Too and stand-up special Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, has been a member of the Professional Bowlers Association for 12 years, according to its website.

A man has been charged with trying to extort money from Kevin Hart by threatening to release video he had secretly shot of the actor and comedian with a woman in Las Vegas.

Jonathan Todd Jackson, who also goes by the name "Action Jackson", was charged Wednesday with one count of attempted extortion and one count of extortion by threatening letter.

The tryst reportedly took place in a Las Vegas hotel room in the summer of 2017.

Actor/producer Kevin Hart accepts the Entertainer of the Year award onstage during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on 22 February, 2014 in Pasadena, California. He is expected to be arraigned today in downtown Los Angeles.

As of now, Jackson's bail is set at $100,00 and the maximum time he'll do for the crime if charged is four years.




Prosecutors accused Jackson, 41, of trying to get Hart to pay him an undisclosed amount of money between August 25 and August 30 for a videotape Jackson said he had of Hart with a woman in Las Vegas.

Kevin posted a tweet regarding promoting his news comedy tour. "Mind blown.... Hurt....at a loss for words and simply in compete disbelief at the moment", he wrote.

According to TMZ, Jackson had been friends with Kevin for over 15 years and was a guest at his bachelor party before the comic Wednesday Eniko Parrish. He apologized to her and his children in the video.

'And I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen and they did'.

"At the end of the day man, I just simply have got to do better".

"Montia and I are delighted that the alleged extortionist is being brought to justice", Bloom said on Twitter.

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