On Sunday, Kevin Hart sent the internet into a tailspin when the married comedian and actor took to Instagram to post an emotional plea and apology video to his wife and children for putting himself in “a bad environment where only bad things can happen.”
And apparently, bad things did happen.
As news of the video began to circulate, TMZ reported that the 38-year-old was the subject of a multi-million dollar extortion case to keep his indiscretions private.
Here is everything we know about the alleged case and the cheating rumors.
Kevin Admits Someone Is Pursuing A Financial Gain From His Misbehavior
In his emotional Instagram video, the world’s highest paid comedian shared that someone was hoping to receive “financial gain” from whatever missteps he made.
“I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back and because of that I should make smart decisions,” he said in the video. “And recently, I didn’t. You know, I’m not perfect. I’m not going to sit up here and say that I am or claim to be in any way shape or form. And I made a bad error in judgemental and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did. And in doing that I know that I’m going to hurt the people closest to me, who’ve I talked to and apologized to, being my wife and my kids. It’s a shitty moment, it’s a shitty moment when you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior. At the end of the day man, I just simply gotta do better. I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain of my mistakes. And in this particular situation that’s what was attempted and I said I would rather fess up to my mistakes.”
This Isn’t The First Time Kevin Has Been Accused of Cheating On Eniko
Hart and his second wife Eniko tied the knot in August of 2016 in a lavish Santa Barbara wedding. The couple, who have been together for eight years according to Eniko’s account, and their relationship has been under a microscope and faced its fair share of scrutiny after the Ride Along star was accused of cheating earlier this summer.
Photos surfaced of Hart in a car with a woman he allegedly met in a Miami Beach night club. To refute the rumors, Kevin posted on Instagram that at the end of the day, all he could do is “laugh at the BS.”
The FBI Is Involved
According to TMZ, FBI agents have identified the person believed to have made demands to Hart regarding the video. The video reportedly showed Hart and a woman in a sexually provocative manner.
FBI agents believe they know the identity of the person allegedly demanding money.
The alleged extortionist reportedly told TMZ that he or she was trying to get money and expose Hart for cheating. The person also claimed to have seen Hart partying in Las Vegas last month, and accused the actor of cheating on Eniko with several women. Hart’s rep told PEOPLE that, “Someone tried to set Kevin up in a failed extortion attempt. As law enforcement is involved, we cannot comment further as it could affect the investigation.”
The Philadelphia Native’s First Wife Says He Cheated During Their Marriage
Torrei Hart met and married Hart when both were young. Throughout their marriage, which the comedian admits was sometimes volatile, the pair welcomed two children; daughter Heaven, 12, and son Hendrix, 9.
Torrei claims that “lies and infidelity” ruined their marriage.
“When I met him, he was selling sneakers. He started to get fame and I’m kind of feeling a little left behind. We grew apart,” the 39-year-old recalled of her split from Kevin with Inside Edition.
When asked if she believed Eniko contributed to the infidelity in she and Kevin’s marriage, Torrei replied, “I can’t say yes, I can’t say no. All I can say is if it happened to me, it could happen to anyone.”
Neither Kevin Or Eniko Has Directly Responded To The Latest Cheating Allegations
Spotted on Monday in Los Angeles, a pregnant Eniko was out and about and has refused to make comment on the infidelity rumors plaguing her husband’s reputation. Eniko, who is 31 weeks pregnant, is still wearing her wedding ring while Kevin is away in Atlanta.
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