Comedian Kevin Hart Named in $60 Million Suit by Woman in 2017 Sex Tape - NBC Southern California

Comedian Kevin Hart Named in $60 Million Suit by Woman in 2017 Sex Tape

Montia Sabbag says the 2017 tape was recorded without her permission and she believes Hart "conspired" to have it leaked.

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    In this April 13, 2016, file photo, actor Kevin Hart speaks onstage during CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas.

    A woman in a 2017 sex tape with Kevin Hart is suing the comedian and others allegedly involved in the tape’s creation or publication online for $60 million.

    Montia Sabbag alleges in the federal lawsuit filed Monday in the Central District of California that she was secretly videotaped “without her knowledge or consent, while she was engaged in private, consensual sexual relations” with Hart in his hotel room in Las Vegas.

    The incident became public in September 2017, after the tape was published online. Hart addressed the tape at the time, writing on Instagram that he was being extorted and apologizing to his wife and kids: "I made a bad error in judgement and put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen, and they did."

    Upon the tape's release, Sabbag held a press conference, at which her lawyer said, "Montia and I are not asking for a cent from Kevin Hart," according to USA Today. Both Sabbag and Hart were “victims” in the taping, the lawyer said.

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    But the suit Sabbag filed this week alleges that Hart allowed the tape to be recorded, either “negligently or intentionally,” because he “authorized, allowed, and otherwise permitted" his then-friend Jonathan Jackson to access his hotel room.