Man charged with trying to extort Kevin Hart with video

Man charged with trying to extort Kevin Hart with video

Man charged with trying to extort Kevin Hart with video

Jonathan Todd Jackson, 41, was charged on Wednesday (May 2nd) with one count of attempted extortion and another count of extortion by threatening letter, both "trying to coerce actor Kevin Hart to pay him for a video that was surreptitiously recorded past year", according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. The 41-year-old is due to be arraigned in court on Wednesday, May 2, on charges of attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter.

Kevin Hart is "in complete disbelief" upon his close acquaintance Jonathan Todd Jackson being charged with extorting him.

In the clip, Hart can be seen cuddling up with Montia Sabbag, who TMZ reported is a stripper, at a Las Vegas club.

Prosecutors from the L.A. County District Attorney's office believe Jackson contacted Hart and demanded an undisclosed sum of cash between August 25 and 30, 2017 in exchange for keeping the incriminating hotel room video under wraps.

Last year September, Kevin posted an Instagram video where he confessed that he cheated on his wife, Eniko Parrish. His wife was pregnant with son Kenzo at the time. "I said I'd rather fess up to my mistakes".

Attorney Lisa Bloom said a woman had a brief affair with Hart in August and someone illegally recorded intimate footage of the two of them. Aside from that film, Jackson has also appeared in CBS' series, S.W.A.T.

Currently, Jackson is being held on $100,000 bail.

The comedian took to Twitter to describe his "complete" disbelief after the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced charges against his longtime friend, Jonathan Jackson, who allegedly tried blackmailing the comedian past year. He also said, taht he was "hurt" and "at a lost for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment".

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