Kevin Hart issued an emotional apology to his pregnant wife and children on Instagram. He claimed there was someone who was trying to make “financial gain” from his misbehavior. Reports surfaced that federal officials are investigating an alleged blackmail attempt that reportedly includes a “sexually provocative” video of Hart.
Hart concluded his message by taking a stand against the individual who has been trying to take advantage of the situation: “I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation that was what was attempted. I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”
The woman at the center of a new scandal involving Kevin Hart announced Wednesday that she is not suing the actor and that she would like to join forces with Hart against the unknown person who illegally recorded their encounter.
“I was involved with Kevin Hart a month ago. Since then my pictures and my name have been released with lies written about me. I am not an extortionist. I am not a stripper. I am a recording artist and an actress and I have not broken any laws,” Sabbag said.
“Someone apparently snuck cameras into Kevin Hart’s private hotel suite in Las Vegas and recorded bedroom images of the two of them. It is a crime to secretly put a camera in a private place, like a hotel room. It is another crime to secretly record people in a private place. It is yet another crime to disseminate those images,” Bloom said, seeming to reference attempts by an unknown party to shop the video as a sex tape.
This all followed a summer when celebrity gossip sites ran stories about Hart possibly cheating on his pregnant wife – including a blurry photos showing a man and a woman cozying up in a car.
Those cheating rumors eventually died down. And then on her wedding anniversary, Parrish posted a tribute to Hart – which then caused its own mini-controversy.
“I love you every day,” she wrote. “8 years together. . . 1 year married. . . Forever to go!”
But Hart separated from first wife, Torrei Hart, in February 2010, and the two divorced in 2011 – and that timeline caused a stir on social media, even prompting a back-and-forth between the two women on social media.
Parrish, in now-deleted comments on Instagram, wrote that “their marriage was broken way before I came in the picture. They were separated, living in separate homes. I was never a secret. She knew that as well. Don’t believe the hype.”
Torrei Hart, who co-parents her two children with Hart, told TMZ that “she forced my hand to address this publicly. The most important thing to me is my children, so if my children see something that she’s writing that makes me look like a liar, no.”
“I told them before I’m happy for them,” she said. “They’re about to have a baby. My kids are very happy they’re about to have siblings on the way, I’m honestly happy for them, and I don’t understand where all this is coming from.”
Hart has publicly addressed his history with cheating….”Lying ruined my marriage. . . . That’s a lie, I cheated,” Hart said in his 2013 stand-up special “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain.”
“Yes, people, I cheated. Am I ashamed of it? No, I’m not,” he joked. “Do I wish I could take it back? No, no I don’t. Let me tell you why. You can’t evolve as a man if you never make a mistake. The only way that you can be perfect is to not f- – – up. I did it, I f- – – ed up. Don’t cheat!”