Kevin Hart & # 39; s former friend J.T. Jackson is off the hook for charges of extortion for the sex tape scandal of the comedian … but is still confronted with three other crimes
Kevin Hart & # 39; s former friend, accused of trying to extort $ 5 million from the comedian in exchange for saving his sex tape, has rejected the crime extortion charges.
The public prosecutor in Los Angeles County made the move because Jackson never made a specific request for money for Hart or his representatives, according to law enforcement sources who spoke with TMZ.
Jackson is not completely out of the woods in the suitcase. Prosecutors still go after him for other crimes, including three crimes: two counts of unauthorized use of personal identification data and attempted to hide and sell stolen property.
Kevin Hart & # 39; s former friend J.T. Jackson was fired one crime extortion because of the comedian's sex tape scandal, but is still confronted with three other crimes
Prosecutors said Jackson was trying to sell the band to various celebrity news websites after Hart refused to pay him off.
Hart would eventually go to Instagram in September 2017 and apologize for being unfaithful.
& # 39; I placed myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen, and they did & # 39 ;, said Hart.
& # 39; And by doing that, I know I will hurt the people closest to me with whom I spoke and apologized. That would be my wife and children. & # 39;
Jackson's alleged extortion was then posted in the DA's comment section, which reads: & # 39; Give me $ 5 million or I release the video. & # 39;
Admission: The comedian went to Instagram to apologize for infidelity in September 2017
Jackson was eventually arrested in May 2018 for a number of charges, including extortion to prevent the sex tape from being released.
Regarding the woman in the video: Montia Sabbage filed a $ 60 million lawsuit earlier this month and claimed that the comedian was busy with the secret video recording.
She also claimed that Hart, who recently suffered a serious back injury in a car accident, & # 39; conspired & # 39; with Jackson, gave him access to his hotel room in Las Vegas, & # 39; to gain a huge financial benefit for himself & # 39; by calling attention to his irresponsible comedy tour.
Not really! Hart has consistently denied knowing that the sexual encounter was being recorded
But just a few days ago a federal judge dismissed that lawsuit on technical legal issues, however, court documents indicate that Sabbage has until September 30 to file a modified complaint, according to The Philadelphia investigator.
Hart has consistently denied knowing that the sexual encounter was being recorded.
Jackson has argued not guilty of the allegations.
He has previously appeared in various films with Hart, as well as in Marlon Wayan's 2017 Netflix film, Naked.
Legal misery continues: Jackson is still confronted with three crimes related to the case; he is shown with a guest at the premiere of the film Naked by Netflix in July 2017
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