Kevin Hart is being extorted for millions of dollars
Life keeps getting rougher for Kevin Hart. Following rumors of infidelity to his wife, Eniko Parrish, who is 31 weeks pregnant, along with an apology video that essentially confirmed those rumors, Hart is now being extorted for a "multi-million dollar" sum by a person who reportedly has a tape of Hart getting intimate with another woman.
The video, shot on an iPhone, features Hart in a dark bedroom and in a club with a woman who is not his wife. It is 4 minutes and 47 seconds long, and has been reported by TMZ. It seems pretty damaging.
But here's the good news for Hart - the FBI has fingered a suspect in the extortion plot. So whoever has this tape, the FBI is currently on them.
The culprit, whoever it is who is holding this cheating video hostage, seems to hate Hart. The person said, according to TMZ:
"The real reason Kevin Hart orchestrated the Texas Hurricane Relief Fund, this so-called good deed was done to get ahead as he knew this damaging footage was one click away from being exposed as the liar and cheater he is. Kevin Hart was privy to me wanting to expose him as I have made countless attempts to expose this information to various blogs, in an attempt to also get paid."
Wow. Is this someone he knows, someone with a serious grudge?
Hart at least got ahead of the story here. In an Instagram video, he apologized to his pregnant wife and family for his infidelity. He must have come forward and done so because he knew this tape was out there, and there was no longer any way to deny his cheating.
Curiously, in the apology, he did mention this extortion plot, and he seems to understand what's happening to him:
"I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back...At the end of the day man, I just simply have got to do better. But I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation that was what was attempted. I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”
He points out this person's extortion in the same video where he apologizes for his actions. It seems like he's having a chaotic few days here.
What more can be said? It's unclear if Hart's marriage will survive the release of this tape and his admittance to cheating. I couldn't imagine being pregnant and dealing with the stress of a birth in the next few months, while learning that my partner has been unfaithful. Eniko Parrish is going through the most of anyone right now. Her, and their children.
For more on this Kevin Hart story, you can read his initial apology here, where he seemed to admit to being unfaithful to his pregnant wife.