Kevin Hart Apologizes for Sex Tape and Extortion Attempt
The comedian takes to Instagram to address infidelity
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2017 11:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Comedian/actor Kevin Hart took to Instagram Saturday to apologize to his wife and children for his participation in a sexually suggestive tape that he says is being used to extort him. TMZ reports that Hart, the star of numerous Hollywood hits including Central Intelligence and Get Hard, can be seen "getting cozy" with an unidentified woman on the video and engaging in activity that "looks like it is a prelude to sex." TMZ sources claim the woman on the tape has demanded money from the comedian. A Hart rep says law enforcement has gotten involved in the investigation.

Rather than pay, however, Hart took to social media to come clean about his "mistakes" and publicly refuse the extortion attempt. “At the end of the day, man, I just simply have got to do better," Hart says. "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.” People reports that Hart has had to address rumors about his infidelity numerous times in the last several months, the most recent coming in August when his ex-wife, Torrei Hart, accused him of cheating on her with his now-wife, Eniko Parrish, to which the comedian, "All I do is laugh, man." Hart has two children with Torrei Hart, a 12-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son.

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