Man Charged With Trying to Extort Money From Comedian Kevin Hart

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An actor has been charged with trying to extort Kevin Hart with an alleged sex tape of him with another woman in Las Vegas. He's been accused of trying to extort an undisclosed amount of money from Hart, in return for keeping a video showing him with a woman in his hotel room in Vegas apparently having sex. "It was not clear if Jackson himself filmed the video in question, and Risling declined to comment further", writes the site. When Hart refused to pay, Jackson allegedly tried to sell the recording to numerous celebrity news websites, prosecutors said. He was arraigned Wednesday at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown LA. When Jackson launched his extortion attempt past year, Sabbag's lawyer, Lisa Bloom, stated that Sabbag was a victim, not a suspect, and would work with authorities investigating the case. Bloom said the woman "is adamant that she had nothing to do with this and that she is a crime victim just like Kevin Hart".

He apologized to her and his children in an Instagram video in September, alluding to the extortion attempt.

Hart said on Twitter Wednesday, "Mind blown..." "Hurt.at a lost for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment". Meanwhile, it was reported that the extortionist was a good friend of Hart for more than a decade now, and the public had probably seen them together in social media posts.

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Bloom said at the time, "I've spoken to Kevin's attorney and established a friendly relationship".

Prosecutors are recommending a $100,000 bail, and if Jackson is convicted as charged, he faces up to four years in county jail.

The case remains under investigation by the DA.

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