Kevin Hart once suggested he was a victim of attempted extortion over an alleged sex tape, but a much different story is now being told by the woman at the center of this scandal, Montia Sabbag. Heres what you should know.
UPDATE (9/16/19, 5:20 p.m. ET): Montia Sabbag, 28 — the woman who identified herself as the woman in an alleged sex tape of her and Kevin Hart, 40, in 2017 — is now suing the comedian for $60 million, according to court documents obtained by TMZ on Sept. 16, 2019. The model accused Kevin of conspiring with his friend, Jonathan “JT” Jackson, to secretly record Montia and Kevin allegedly having sex in a room at Las Vegas Cosmopolitan hotel — JT was already arrested on two counts of extortion in May of 2018 (Kevins pal denied the extortion allegations).
While Kevin previously suggested he was a victim of attempted extortion in his 2017 apology video for cheating on his wife, Eniko Parrish, Montia is now accusing the actor of letting JT into the hotel room to “set up hidden video recording devices to capture the liaison,” according to TMZ. The lawsuit also suggests Hart was motivated by the need for more “publicity” ahead of an upcoming comedy tour. HollywoodLife has reached out to Kevins reps for comment. You can read on to learn more about the woman at the center of this sex tape scandal.
Original (9/20/17): 1. Montia claims she was “briefly involved” with actor Kevin Hart. In a press release sent out by her lawyer Lisa Blooms law firm, The Bloom Firm, Montia, 27, alleges she was involved with the married actor “a month ago.” The press release also noted, “Since that time, she has been the subject of false, vicious attacks on her characters.” No other details regarding their alleged involvement were revealed. In an Instagram video on Sept. 17, Kevin, 38, claimed that there was someone trying to make “financial gain” off of his “mistakes.” Kevin did not identify the person allegedly extorting him. TMZ has reported that there is an alleged “sexually suggestive” video that allegedly features Kevin and another woman. Montia has not confirmed or denied whether or not she is the woman in the alleged video of the actor.
3. She will be speaking at a press conference on Sept. 20. Montia and Lisa, 56, will be holding a press conference at 12 a.m. ET on Sept. 20 at The Bloom Firms Woodland Hills location in California. Montia and Lisa will be speaking about “the true facts of this situation, and will announce their next legal move.” This will be the first time Montia is speaking publicly about the scandal. Kevin has not responded to news of the press conference.
UPDATE: During her press conference, Lisa confirmed that Montia had an “intimate” relationship with Kevin in Las Vegas last month, when these alleged photos and video were taken. “Someone apparently snuck cameras into Kevin Harts private hotel suite in Las Vegas and recorded bedroom i