A man was charged Wednesday with trying to extort money from Kevin Hart by threatening to release video he secretly shot of the actor and comedian with a woman in Las Vegas. He is expected to be arraigned on charges of attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter today.
Jackson is accused of trying to extort an undisclosed amount of money from the Get Hard actor between 25 August and 30 August a year ago.
Because of Jackson's deeds, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star was forced to apologise to his pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, and his two children, via a social media video.More news: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR | Putting the Marvel in Marvelous
According to Jackson, the sex tape was taken from one of Kevin Hart's escapades in Las Vegas, which Jackson was trying to shop around to different press outlets for money.
Hart, the star of Jumanji and Ride Along, was dogged by media reports past year that he had cheated on his wife and previous partners.
"I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did", Hart said. "And in doing that I know that I'm going to hurt the people closest to me, who I've talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids".More news: Twitter stock rises on Disney, ESPN content deal
Jackson, an actor, actually has a history with Hart. Aside from that film, Jackson has also appeared in CBS' series, S.W.A.T. "Mad respect for the homie". Hurt...at a lost for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment.
If convicted on both charges, Jackson faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.
Jackson, who was arrested Monday, made a brief appearance Wednesday afternoon in court, where a judge set his bail at $35,000 and told him to return May 30 for arraignment.More news: Former UVa LB Kiser taken by Rams in NFL Draft