Jackson, who had a small part in Naked, a movie by Marlon Wayans, allegedly tried to extort an undisclosed amount of money from Hart in August 2017 by threatening to sell the videotape to celebrity news websites, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
LOS ANGELES A man was charged today 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. Jackson allegedly shopped the tape around to various news outlets before TMZ published a version of the video in September a year ago.
The "Central Intelligence" star - who has Heaven, 13, and Hendrix, 10, with ex-wife Torrei and son Kenzo, five months with spouse Eniko - posted an emotional video in which he discussed his "mistakes" and claimed there was someone trying to make "financial gain" from his past antics. "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. I said I'd rather fess up to my mistakes". They also costarred in Hart's 2014 flick Think Like a Man Too. J.T.is an actor and has starred in S.W.A.T. There is even at least one photo of the two mugging together on Jackson's Instagram page. "Mad respect for the homie".
Shortly after the charges were announced, Hart tweeted: "Mind blown..." If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison, Risling said.
Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan ordered Jonathan Todd Jackson, 41, to be remain behind bars in lieu of $35,000 bail and not to have any personal, telephonic or electronic contact with Hart.