Kevin Hart Faces $60million Lawsuit In Vegas Sex Tape Scandal1 year ago
Comedian Kevin Hart, well-known to the poker community for his highstakes outings in recent years, is facing a $60million lawsuit for his role in the infamous 2017 Las Vegas sex tape scandal.
Hart, married with two children at the time, was filmed having sex with Montia Sabbag at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel and Casino – a consensual encounter that Sabbag was unaware was being filmed surreptitiously.
Though Sabbag said at the time she believed Hart was also a ‘victim’, this week her lawyers included Hart in a $60million lawsuit that now claims the stand-up comic was involved in the filming of their sexual encounter.
Her lawsuit alleges that Hart conspired with friend and fellow actor Jonathan Todd ‘J.T.’ Jackson – who was arrested last year on felony extortion charges relating to the case. Hart, it is alleged, allowed Jackson access to the hotel room, allowing him to set up hidden cameras to capture the illicit affair.
Sabbag claims that Hart’s motivation was to produce publicity for his then-upcoming ‘Irresponsible Tour’ – the Grapevine writing that Hart ‘made millions off the scandal by going on tour and making jokes about being a habitual cheater.’
"Kevin Hart makes everything he does fun because that's his business."
Appearances at PokerStars live tournaments and the SHRB saw Hart become a staple of the poker scene for a while, despite his off-the-table shenanigans.
He even fought the legendary poker pro Antonio ‘The Magician’ Esfandiari in a boxing prop bet match-up this April, though he lost the 3-rounder by decision, despite giving Esfandiari 35-1 odds.
Also this year, the 40-year old told the Jimmy Kimmel show that he was banned from Vegas, describing his gambling record from trips there as ‘less-than-stellar’.
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