In September of 2017, Kevin Hart issued a public apology to his then pregnant wife Eniko for a sexually suggestive video that appeared online over which he claimed he was being used by the woman in the video, Montia Sabbag, to extort money from him.
Lisa Bloom, Sabbag’s attorney, vehemently denied that her client was using the tape to extort Hart during a press conference, saying, “Montia is the victim of multiple felonies under state and federal laws.”
Sabbag and Bloom also denied Hart and media reports’ assertation that she was a stripper, stating, “I’m not an extortionist. I’m not a stripper. I’m a recording artist and an actress and I have not broken any laws. I had nothing to do with these recordings.”
Exactly one year later, to the day, of Hart’s public apology, Sabbag filed a $60 million lawsuit against the comedian claiming that Hart and a man who was later arrested for extortion, J.T. Jackson, planned the whole thing to get more publicity for Hart and his upcoming comedy tour.
This week, Hart and his attorney’s asked the court to throw out the $60 million sex tape lawsuit that was filed against him by Sabbag over a technicality: he wasn’t served the lawsuit papers properly, reports TMZ.
According to Hart’s motion to dismiss, the process server in question “simply threw a set of papers out of a car window in view of a security guard” outside of his home. TMZ published a photo of the papers backing out the driveway with the papers strewn across the pavement.
The security guard claims that since he doesn’t live at Hart’s home he wasn’t authorized to accept the legal documents from the process server.
Hart has also claimed that, like Sabbag, he is also a victim in the case as Jackson also attempted to extort him over the video taken in a hotel room at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.