2019 just hasn’t been Kevin Hart‘s year.
As if being ousted as the Academy Awards host for resurfaced homophobic tweets wasn’t enough, the funnyman was later unceremoniously slammed for being insensitive to the LGBTQ community thanks to his commentary surrounding rapper Lil Nas X‘s coming out . The latter backlash ensued while the 40-year-old was recuperating from injuries he sustained from a heavily reported car accident.
Now, with his back, ego, and reputation concurrently in recovery, a woman who the comedian reportedly had an affair with is looking to bruise his pocketbook.
“Kevin Hart‘s sex tape partner claims Hart conspired with a friend to secretly record their encounter, and now she’s suing him for $60 million [intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy].
Montia Sabbag claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, her 2017 encounter with Hart in a Vegas hotel room was all planned by Hart and JT Jackson — his friend who later was arrested for extortion. She says Hart was motivated by publicity … the need to get more — especially with an upcoming comedy tour — and that’s why he and JT allegedly hid the camera. The suit claims Hart allowed Jackson into the Cosmopolitan Hotel suite so he could set up hidden video recording devices to capture the liaison.”
Hart repeatedly denied having any knowledge of the recording but did apologize for the incident to his wife. See that video below: