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Kevin Hart Issues Apology After Bizarre Blackmail Case

By: Kelly Meyers

September 18, 2017

Kevin Hart had quite a weekend.  Apparently, the 38-year-old comedian is being blackmailed over a video tape.


What do they have on him that they'd try to get him to pay BIG for it not to be released? The video allegedly shows Kevin with another woman. The tape was shown to “Kevin's people” and it was also sent to TMZ. The video is “sexual in nature,” but you the individuals on camera weren’t initially identifiable.

The anonymous person wanted millions of dollars to keep the video private. Kevin opted to go public when he issued an apology this weekend.

Sending so many apologies to my wife & kids. I gotta do better and I will. I'm not perfect and have never claimed to be ...I love you all.

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In an Instagram video, which he shared Sunday morning, Hart said that he made a "bad error in judgement." He also said that he had apologized to his wife and kids. 

Hart’s wife, Eniko Parrish, is pregnant. Hart has two children from a previous marriage.

The FBI is leading the investigation into tape, and they believe they have a suspect in the extortion case.